SoundCloud is a platform to host your audio and then share it across your networks wherever they may be. If you’re a musician the ability to share your tracks across all the different places where your fans engage and interact with you is essential. SoundCloud is here to help make that happen.
Recently MySpace launched their redesigned profile layouts, letting you have further choice of the content you are publishing and the form in which others experience this. Additions to their pages include a left-hand navigation, a new focus on the MySpace “Stream” where users can see recent activity, and recent comments, while sharing content. Users can also follow their friends’ Twitter, Facebook and other social networking site profiles right from the site with a new follow option.
For SoundCloud users, another addition is that they’ve simplified the process allowing you to embed other media players to your profile. So why not use your SoundCloud player?
The advantages of embedding SoundCloud players to your profile are that you can:
- get all your stats back within your SoundCloud account from your newly embedded player
- let people share your audio content back across their own networks
- choose from a range of players, including our rather aesthetically pleasing artwork players.
- add your own buy links from any place where you want to sell your music and merch from
- keep your tracks on MySpace automatically updated by embedding your SoundCloud ‘profile’ player
The process is simple, here are the steps to make this happen.
Opt in to the new profile type
Click on ‘Profile’ and go to ‘Customise Profile’
Click on the ‘Modules’ tab on the pop-out Editor box
Disable the current music player by clickling ‘Remove’ on the music player icon
Click ‘Add’ on the HTML Box icon
Copy the embed code for your player from your selected SoundCloud set/track/profile/group, then paste the embed code and hit publish. NB. your profile player will automatically update with your latest tracks
Now you have an awesome SoundCloud player on your profile! You can check out Seams’ artwork player on his profile here.
Try this out for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below.
We’re excited to share the news with you about a new feature we just launched. We weren’t quite sure how to name it so we’re just going to call it “Push to other Social Networks” as it best describes what it actually does. With this new feature you can easily manage on what social networks other than SoundCloud you’d like your events (new favorites and new public tracks & sets) to get published. We currently support Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. Here it is:
Find this feature in your Extensions settings. As you can see, the variety of settings gives you full control of what you’d like to see pushed to your other social profiles. You can also customize the messages for Facebook and MySpace to give it a personal touch.
As an admin of one or more Facebook Pages, the cool thing is that you can also select the pages you want your events to be pushed to from the menu highlighted below. So if you’re an artist with your own Facebook Page you can automatically push events to your personal and to your artist profile. It’s a brand-new feature that Facebook only made available a few days ago. Pretty cool, huh!
Once you’ve uploaded a track, set or have favorited a track, it will automatically show up on your social network profile. Here’s how it looks in your Facebook stream:
Hat tip to our developer Johannes who spent the last couple of days building this feature. As always, please let us know what you think in the comments.
Update: Here’s the screencast explaining how it works:
We just launched a tiny but very useful feature on SoundCloud for the weekend. If you click the Share-button for any track you can now post it complete with the SoundCloud widget to MySpace in about two clicks. Simply click the “Share on MySpace”-link and select where you’d like to post it on MySpace (Your blog, About Me, etc) and click post. Kazam, the track is now on MySpace!