SoundCloud Help those affected by the Ghost Ship collective workspace fire

image__7__720The SoundCloud team was deeply saddened by the news of the recent Oakland Ghost Ship fire. The Ghost Ship collective workspace was home to a number of active members of the SoundCloud community, as well as friends of the SoundCloud team.

Communities like this, who come together to collaborate and share their love of music and art, are a driving force in pushing creativity forward in the world, and on SoundCloud. Internally, we have set up a collection to donate to the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts – an organization that has been supporting artist communities in the San Francisco area for 10 years. These funds will be used to help the families of those affected.

We encourage you to contribute what you can to support your fellow creatives. Click here to donate.

SoundCloud Willkommen in Deutschland, SoundCloud Go

 

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SoundCloud Go kommt nach Deutschland

Es war viel los in diesem Jahr. Seit März haben wir unser Hörerabonnement SoundCloud Go in sieben Ländern eingeführt. Heute treten wir in einen weiteren wichtigen Markt ein und machen SoundCloud Go in dem Land verfügbar, in dem SoundCloud begann, nämlich in Deutschland.

Viele der für SoundCloud als Plattform und Unternehmen so wichtigen Werte – Offenheit, Experimentierfreudigkeit, Gemeinschaft, befähigende Kreativität, Fördern des Schaffens von Kultur, um nur einige zu nennen – sind teilweise infolge des Einflusses der Kunst- und Musikszene von Berlin entstanden, wo sich unser Hauptsitz seit 10 Jahren befindet.

SoundCloud Go bietet Hörern offline werbefreies Zuhören sowie vollen Zugriff auf den weltweit größten Musik- und Audio-Streaming-Katalog – derzeit 135 Millionen Tracks.

Unser Katalog erweitert sich ständig sowohl in Hinblick auf Größe als auch auf Vielfältigkeit. Seit März wurden mehr als 10 Millionen Tracks von Künstlern hinzugefügt, von den neuesten Talenten bis hin zu einigen der größten Namen in der Musikwelt. Außerdem haben wir eine Reihe von Funktionen eingeführt, wie „Sender” und „Vorgeschlagene Tracks”, die den Nutzern ermöglichen, noch mehr Musik zu entdecken, die oftmals nirgendwo sonst gehört werden kann.

Wir engagieren uns für die Erweiterung der Anzahl von Autoren, die die Möglichkeit haben, für die Arbeit bezahlt zu werden, die sie auf SoundCloud teilen. Die Einführung von SoundCloud Go und Werbung in Deutschland und in anderen Ländern steigert die Erträge, was uns wiederum ermöglicht, mehr unabhängige Autoren zum Premier-Partnerprogramm für eine Umsatzbeteiligung einzuladen.

SoundCloud Go steht in Deutschland im Netz, iOS App Store und auf Google Play zur Verfügung und kostet 9,99 € pro Monat mit einem kostenlosen 30-Tage-Probelauf. iOS-Benutzer können den App Store-Zuschlag (12,99 € pro Monat) vermeiden, indem sie stattdessen soundcloud.com/go besuchen.

Mit SoundCloud Go gibst du deinem Hörerlebnis den entscheidenden Kick:

  • Offline- und werbefreies Zuhören ohne Previews.
  • Ein erweiterter Katalog mit mehr als 135 Millionen Tracks. Du erhältst das Beste von Künstlern, die bei den größten Labels der Welt unter Vertrag sind, zusammen mit dem Besten der Freischaffenden und Neustarter.

Du willst mehr erfahren? Besuche unsere SoundCloud Go Website direkt hier.

 

English Translation

It’s been a busy year. Since March, we’ve launched our listener subscription SoundCloud Go in seven countries. Today we move into another major market and make SoundCloud Go available in the country where SoundCloud started, Germany.

Many of the values so important to SoundCloud as a platform and a company – openness, experimentation, community, enabling creativity, fostering the creation of culture – to name just a few, are due in part to the influence of the art and music scenes of Berlin, where our headquarters has been located for the last 10 years.

SoundCloud Go offers listeners offline, ad-free listening plus full access to the largest music and audio streaming catalog in the world – currently 135 million tracks.

Our catalog is always expanding in both size and diversity. Since March, more than 10 million tracks have been added from artists ranging from the freshest, raw talent to some of the biggest musical names in the world. We’ve also launched a number of features such as Stations and Suggested Tracks that enable users to discover even more music, much of which can’t be heard anywhere else.

We’re dedicated to expanding the number of creators that have opportunities to be paid for the work they share on SoundCloud. Launching SoundCloud Go and advertising in Germany and other countries powers increases in revenues, which in turn allows us to invite more independent creators to the Premier partner program to share revenue.

SoundCloud Go is available in Germany on web, iOS App Store and Google Play, and priced at 9.99 € per month, with a free 30-day trial. iOS users can avoid the App Store surcharge (12.99 € per month) by visiting soundcloud.com/go instead.

With SoundCloud Go, you take your listening experience to the next level with:

  • Offline and ad-free listening, and no previews.
  • An expanded catalog of more than 135 million tracks. You’ll get the best from artists signed to the biggest labels on the planet, right alongside the best of the unsigned and up-and-coming.

Want to know more? Head right over to our SoundCloud Go page, here.

SoundCloud Creator News + Tune-in today for SoundCloud’s Artist Forum 2016

At SoundCloud, creators have always been at the core of everything we do. We believe we’re only as vibrant as the people on our platform who create and drive the uniqueness of the SoundCloud community. We’re always working to provide the best platform for people to share their creativity, the most useful tools to build their audiences and get their music or audio discovered, and for a growing number of people, the opportunity to make money from the work they share on the platform.

To coincide with SoundCloud’s Artist Forum 2016 announced earlier this week, we’re sharing a handful of creator-focused updates before we kick off the event later today. No matter where you are in the world, you can join us for SoundCloud’s Artist Forum 2016 by clicking here to join our livestream.

Now on to the news…

We’re Sharing More Revenue With More People

Today marks another milestone for our revenue sharing program. Over the past several months, our team has streamlined and further automated the steps and processes to setup creators in our revenue sharing program – enabling us to invite more people, faster. This means a significant and ongoing increase in the number of independent artists invited to make money from the work they share on SoundCloud.

The SoundCloud Go and advertising launches across a number of countries are powering increases in revenues, which in turn allows us to invite more independent creators to the Premier partner program to share revenue. While the Premier program will continue to be invite only for now, our goal to eventually open the program up to everyone who shares their work on SoundCloud hasn’t changed. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the SoundCloud Premier program, click here to let us know.

We’ve rolled out the new processes to a group of creators today. Over the coming months, we look forward to a more widespread rollout where we’ll invite more and more independent creators from around the world to join.

New for SoundCloud Pulse: Edit track information & settings

SoundCloud Pulse Track Edit

Last year we launched SoundCloud Pulse, our creator-focused app that helps you keep track of your interactions and stats via your mobile device. Since its launch, we’ve rolled out several updates and continued to improve its feature set. And today, we’re adding a highly requested new feature – the ability to edit track titles, genres, tags and descriptions, and to choose whether a track is public, private or downloadable – all within the SoundCloud Pulse app.

You can access the edit feature by going to one of your tracks in SoundCloud Pulse and tapping the […] icon.

If you haven’t tried SoundCloud Pulse yet, download it for iPhone or Android today and start managing your SoundCloud stats and interactions on the go.

A New and Improved Creator Guide

Looking for best practices and tips on how you can optimize your presence on SoundCloud? Our recently updated Creator Guide is now available. You can check it out here.

The SoundCloud Creator Guide is our comprehensive handbook for getting the most out of your SoundCloud presence. It’s an especially great tool if you’re new to SoundCloud, but there’s also relevant information for anyone who wants to learn how to optimize tracks or profiles, or get the most out of our listener discovery features and algorithms.

Thank you and tune-in today

We’d like to say thank you to the tens of millions of creators who have uploaded more than 135 million tracks to SoundCloud for sharing your creativity with the world via our platform. Our connected community of creators, listeners, and curators, fueled by a genuine passion for music and all forms of creative audio content, is what makes SoundCloud an inherently unique people-powered music streaming service. We look forward to continuing to build a platform where your creativity can thrive, and a place for voracious lovers of music and creative audio content to discover the work you share on the platform.

And one final note, don’t forget to tune-in to the livestream of SoundCloud’s 2016 Artist Forum today beginning at 12:45pm ET. Click here for more information or you can check out the agenda below.

Agenda:

12:30 – 1:00 PM ET

Welcome

Alex Ljung, Co-Founder and CEO of SoundCloud

 

1:00 – 1:45 PM ET

Panel: Building and Empowering Modern Day Music Creativity

Moderated by podcaster Combat Jack, hear from people across the creative spectrum on how they are using technology and SoundCloud to power creativity today. Panelists include artist Toni Romiti, producer !llmind, Burger Records founder Sean Bohrman and Senior Product Manager, Creators, Jami Welch.

 

1:45 – 3:15 PM ET

SoundCloud on the scene with livestream hosts Assante and Dustin

Catch up with creators on SoundCloud including Salva, Toni Romiti, and Sean Bohrman, get a look at the new SoundCloud Pulse update and more.

 

3:15 – 4:00 PM ET

Panel: From Creator to Purveyor: The Creative Journey with Sam Valenti,

Founder Ghostly International

An avid SoundCloud user for years, hear Valenti’s journey from local Detroit DJ to a unique force in American independent music.