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Brendan SoundCloud Stats: more detail, more speed

Today we’re excited to announce the launch of a completely redesigned Stats page for all SoundCloud users who share their music and audio. Jami’s here to tell you all about it:

  • Free users can view which of their tracks are played, liked, reposted, downloaded, and commented on the most.
  • Pro users can see their top fans on SoundCloud and the countries where their tracks are popular. Reach out to your top fans with SoundCloud messaging to connect and get feedback. You may find you have a fan base halfway around the world - plan your latest release or tour based on where your tracks are being played.
  • With a Pro Unlimited account, you get the above features and can also see the websites, apps, and social networks that people are listening from. Use this data to understand the network you’re a part of – you could find you’ve been written up on a blog or that many people are reposting your tracks on SoundCloud.

Based on your feedback, we’ve significantly streamlined the design. All of your stats are now viewable from one page.

SoundCloud Stats Music Audio Creator

Access your redesigned stats in the drop down menu to get started learning more about who’s playing your sounds.

SoundCloud Stats

Find more details about how to use your stats in the help center. Can’t see your redesigned stats? Please hold tight — we’re rolling the feature out in stages, so if you don’t see it yet, you will soon.

 

Ben SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices this week takes a look at the world of sport. Firstly have you seen our new Explore pages? Take the sports category for example, full of sports news and podcasts for your listening pleasure. Within the sports category we take a look at two podcasts in particular, both created by SBS in Australia, a semi public funded radio and TV broadcaster.

Let’s start with The World Game. As Australia’s flagship football (or soccer) podcast, the show covers the vast topics of world football, champions league and also Australia’s own A League. Start following them now to keep up to date with what’s what in Football! Here’s the lastest podcast, check out their use of the timed comments so you know what topics they cover and where.

Cycling Central is a weekly podcast all about the world of cycling and bikes, or as they call it “Everything Cycling”. So that’s road, track, MTB, BMW and events, like the Tour de France. Take a listen to their last podcast for 2012 here.

SoundCloud Voices is a Community feature posted every Thursday, showcasing audio creators who make podcasts, radio shows, audio books, interviews, audio messages, poems…anything! If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform, you can sign up 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 we are entering the world of radio documentaries and features, created by two of the best in the world. RTÉ, Ireland’s National Radio Broadcaster, and ARTE Radio the French speaking online only radio station. Both award winning creators of amazing audio that we think you should take a listen to!

RTÉ (which stands for Raidió Teilifís Éireann) is Ireland’s TV and radio service. The radio service began in 1926 making it one of the oldest continuously operating public broadcasters in the world.  We are very pleased to show off some of the amazing content they are creating from their documentary wing, an award winning and respected world wide within the radio industry.  Take a listen to this fantastic piece called The Boys of Foley Street. In 1975, for a documentary about ‘Boot Boys in Foley St’ Pat Kenny interviewed four boys aged between thirteen and sixteen. Boot boys were gangs of youths who shaved their heads and wore nailed boots. All the boys interviewed were involved in petty crime and the documentary told the story of this slum area in the North Inner City and the lack of opportunity afforded to these children. Thirteen years later – in 1988 – Pat Kenny and producer Kieron Sheedy went back and interviewed those four children – who were now men in their mid twenties. All four men were unemployed. All four had been to jail. Twenty years on from those second recordings – Documentary on One’s Ciaran Cassidy – is making a follow up documentary – wondering what happened to these children?

Now moving from Ireland on to France with ARTE Radio. Created in 2002 by the European Cultural TV channel ARTE, ARTE Radio produces original creations (features, dramas, short pieces) with no format, no commentary and no music, so it’s like your are there listening in! ARTE productions include sound postcards and poetic pieces, features and dramas, political satires and plain silly stuff. Beginners and professionals alike contribute, under ARTE’s supervision. Take a listen to this set below which are all short sounds features, we particularly liked the piece called New York Stories.

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.