This is not a late April Fool’s joke (seriously, it’s not). (And that was not a ploy to get you to believe that this is not a late April Fool’s joke even though it actually is.) (Trust us, it’s not.) (For real.)
We’re excited to announce that Funny or Die is presenting Comedy Month on SoundCloud for all of April. Each week, they’ll create a new playlist of some of their favorite comedy tracks available on SoundCloud. Other partners like Comedy Central, Kevin Smith’s SModCo, and Earwolf will also be uploading new stand up and comedy podcasts on a regular basis.
A message from Hans Zimmer himself:
“Response to our contest has been beyond all expectation with an outstanding level of talent and we received an overwhelming number of potential winning entries. While we could only choose three finalists, we discovered many more outstanding composers and plan to reach out to as many as possible! So, even if you didn’t win – don’t be disheartened – there’s still a chance you could work with Bleeding Fingers!
I need to say an enormous thank you for your generosity, it is clear that many midnight candles have been burnt and much passion poured into a mind blowing torrent of music. I continue to be astounded by the diversity, ingenuity and commitment to your art. While listening, we quickly realized that art and music cannot be judged like a bicycle race or a football game. Music needs to be lived with for a while, music sometimes takes time to be discovered by us in ourselves. We had many thousands of entries, all with a strong point of view, filled with creativity. None of this feels like it was done casually or in haste. So I don’t want to be casual about it either and be respectful of the ideas, the efforts of fellow artists and let this become more of a dialogue between us all into the future than an end to a conversation that’s just starting to get interesting.” – Hans
The three finalists will now have the opportunity to interview at the studios in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for more information about these finalists and the contest here on the blog, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
The SoundCloud Clubhouse at SXSW is a yearly opportunity to see the ecosystem of SoundCloud come to life. In this group of clips from a series of interviews we conducted at the SoundCloud Clubhouse, hear many perspectives on SoundCloud from a variety of community members including Hefna Gwap, Joe Kay of Soulection, 7th and Waldo of AGO, Ryan Hemsworth, Kris Orlowski, Spazzkid, Cyra Morgan, and Yalls.