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Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.

This week SoundCloud Voices would like to welcome CNN to SoundCloud! CNN Radio to be precise. Named Soundwaves, it’s an audio blog and a listening experience you can share. But rather than explain the idea and ambition of the show ourselves, why not take a listen to CNN’s very own audio introduction!?

CNN Radio covers a wide variety of topics from the light hearted, to the political, sports, economics and more. It’s a place to hear a combination of the latest news and current affairs and real life stories.  Here’s a selection of pieces that are getting some serious plays out there:

Ever wanted to hear what dying star sounds like? Sure we know you can’t hear anything in space, but still, CNN have simulated the idea anyway!

Or take a listen to an interesting interview with author Barbara Arrowsmith about her journey dealing with learning difficulties during the 50s and 60s:

Here’s an interview as part of CNN profiles, featuring Nick Bollettieri and his tennis training camp out in Florida which is producing some of the top players in the Tennis world today.

You can even just catch up with the latest news with their fantastic digest of whats been happening in the world today.


 

And they even have CNN in Spanish too. Start following CNN en Español and get your daily does of news.

If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.

Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud. It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything! Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.

This week on SoundCloud Voices we take a look at two interactive news programs that might take your fancy up on the cloud.  Al Jazeera’s The Stream and BBC’s World Have Your Say are two interesting news programs in that they both interact with their audiences via social media and even involve them during the broadcasts.

Firstly Al Jazeera’s The Stream, which is a social media community with its own daily TV show on Al Jazeera. Yes, yes we did say TV show, but you can now listen to the audio via SoundCloud.  Topics of late have included euthanasia, pandemics, internet addiction and even the political and social implications of K Pop,which you can listen to below. You can get involved in the show by sending your comments on Facebook or Twitter using #AJStream. Why not try recording something with the SoundCloud app and sending it to them?

Here’s their piece on internet addiction:

BBC’s World Have Your Say is the BBC News programme where you set the agenda. If you follow their Facebook or Twitter you’ll get a better idea of the daily topics that you are encouraged to get involved with – either by phoning in and partcipating live on the air, or by simply tweeting, emailing or commenting on the Facebook wall. To get a better idea of what the show is about, the topics and the style take a listen to Elena Panaritis, Greek MP and Daniel Gros from the Centre for European Policy Studies debate whether Greece should get more time to make the spending cuts needed to meet its Eurozone bailout.

And a Word Have Your Say caller from China discussing the anti Japanese protests that happened recently.

Or this set of “London Sound Drops” recorded during the Olympics, these are a compilation of field recordings round London, capturing the essence of the Capital City during London 2012 Games.

If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up for via this form. Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.

David The Next SoundCloud

Today is a special day for us and we’re so thrilled to finally be able to share with you what we’ve been working on for a while:

Next SoundCloud, meet the Community. Community, meet Next SoundCloud, the next phase of our mission to unmute the web.

Since 2008, we’ve been focused on building the best social sound platform on the web. Today, SoundCloud has grown to over 15 million with more interests and needs of SoundCloud. With Next, we are taking a first step to reflect this. What you can expect from Next:

See more:

  • A more interactive waveform player
  • A simpler and more attractive profile
Share more:
  • New reposts let your friends, fans and followers repost your sounds and sets for others to hear
  • Real-time notifications to keep you up-to-date the second something happens
Hear more:
  • Play your sounds continuously: press play, explore and keep listening
  • Forget playlists. Sets let you build collections of sounds you like in one Waveform
Find more:
  • Easier and more intuitive navigation, including keyboard shortcuts
  • New search with faster, better results and search suggestions

The Next SoundCloud will be available in a private beta immediately. Learn more and request access here:

http://next.soundcloud.com

We will be gradually rolling out access to Next and plan to use the beta to make updates and add additional features to Next based on your input. As always, we’re listening, so please use the feedback form in the About section. We can’t wait to hear what you say.

And finally, thank you to Snoop Dogg for the amazing congratulatory voice message: