SoundCloud Real-Time Stats Offer Instant Feedback on Track Performance

New to SoundCloud and rolling out today — real-time stats!

All of your favorite stats, including plays, likes, reposts, comments and downloads are now updated in real-time, allowing you to view track performance and listener engagement as it happens and gain instant feedback.

Whether you just shared your very first upload or have over a million followers, creators know the importance of monitoring a track’s performance, particularly in key moments such as a new release or during a promotional push. Culture moves fast and you need to stay on top of your tracks, catching and capitalizing on each surge, spike, and share right when it occurs.

The new “Today” custom view offers a granular look at your insights, helping you track when fans are tuning in–connecting you to feedback from SoundCloud’s highly engaged community, faster.

To check out the freshest performance stats for a track, start by opening your stats page in the SoundCloud Pulse app or on the web. Select “Today” in the drop-down menu to view the latest totals, graphs and top lists. Refresh the page and watch your stat totals update in real time.

We’re excited about the year ahead and hope you are too! We look forward to bringing you even more tools to empower you to continue on your creative journey. Don’t forget, you can share your journey with the community using shareable stats cards and the #SoundCloudStats hashtag.

SoundCloud Introducing the new SoundCloud home experience

Today, SoundCloud is launching a brand new home experience that makes it easier than ever to discover the latest content from our incredible community of creators.

With over 170 million tracks, there’s always something new to stream, share, or get stuck in your head on SoundCloud. For listeners who want to discover music first, the new SoundCloud home serves up curated recommendations, personalized playlists, and exclusive culture-focused audio content—direct from creators and often years ahead of what’s on the mainstream charts.

With a fresh look, and a new way of delivering what’s now and next in music to your fingertips, the SoundCloud home experience includes:

New Featured Playlists.

-We’re celebrating two of SoundCloud’s most prolific creator communities with Hip Hop Supreme, a playlist of the hottest rap tracks, and In the Mix, a playlist that explores the varied and vibrant world of DJ mixes, updated weekly to keep you tuned in to the artists and tracks making waves in the scene.

Personalized playlists based on your listening behavior.

-Now appearing on the home screen, The Upload, the fan favorite launched earlier this year, is a regularly updated playlist of new music catered to just what you like.

-Never skip a track again —
More of what you like finds your musical soulmates in the SoundCloud community and spotlights the tracks you’ll love.

-Want to discover new artists based on the artists you already love? We’ve got you covered with
Artists you should know. 

Music that reflects what’s happening now in culture.

-Stay plugged-in to the tracks gaining traction and generating buzz with the New & Hot charts.

-Keep track of the platform’s latest album releases with
Fresh Pressed (US only).

-Know which tracks are soundtracking your country with
the Top 50 charts, based on wherever you are in the world.

-Dedicated to serving you what’s next in music and supporting emerging artists, SoundCloud will periodically spotlight what’s happening on the platform with playlists like
SoundCloud Next Wave, The SoundCloud Playback and more.

Explore the new SoundCloud home experience and embrace discovery!

 

SoundCloud SoundCloud Next Wave: An Inside Look at Berlin’s Diverse Techno Scene

“I think Berlin – why it’s such an amazing place – is the freedom, and so many people doing creative things, they come here to be creative, to meet other creative people, to bounce ideas off of people, to collaborate.” — Doc Sleep

The final SoundCloud Next Wave installment,“Room 4 Resistance,” premieres today – check it out below!

For the final episode of 2017, SoundCloud returns to its hometown of Berlin to highlight the women-led Room 4 Resistance, a collective of DJs, producers, music journalists, and promoters working to carve out a safe space for creative expression that’s free of judgement in the electronic scene. The collective honors the political legacies of house and techno–genres founded and nurtured by marginalized communities–through providing visibility for underrepresented artists by throwing parties inclusive of all races, genders and sexual orientations. “Room 4 Resistance to me is a place for anyone to come to be free, to experiment, to find community, to hear good music,” says Doc Sleep, a DJ and Room 4 Resistance resident.

Following core members of Room 4 Resistance — Roxymore, Nazira, LuzDoc Sleep and Yuko AsanumaSoundCloud Next Wave gives viewers an inside-look at Berlin’s diverse club culture and the artists challenging the electronic music scene’s homogenization. The episode culminates in the collective’s infamous monthly party, capturing the warmth, vibrancy and freedom thriving outside of the mainstream.

Room 4 Resistance’s impact extends beyond Berlin thanks in large part to the internet and platforms like SoundCloud, which the collective uses to share mixes and discover new artists. As Nazira states, “SoundCloud really helps with connecting all the puzzle pieces.”

With episodes covering local scenes emerging in London, (“Different Settings”), Brazil (“Visão”),  New York City (“Extended Mix”), Toronto (“Northern Stars”) and Los Angeles (“Degenerate Generation”), SoundCloud Next Wave highlights the exciting local creator communities being shaped, shared, and celebrated on SoundCloud everyday.

But the journey is far from over — stay tuned in 2018 for more cities and more emerging music scenes from around the globe.