Jami Web profile updates – easier navigation and header images

First impressions count, and being able to decide how your fans see and hear what you make is a big part of expressing yourself. Over the next few days, we’ll be gradually rolling out an updated profile layout on SoundCloud.com to everyone. Here’s a quick rundown of the improvements.

One of the most requested features by creators and listeners alike is the ability to view someone’s Tracks, Playlists, and Reposts separately. The new profile layout enables anyone to easily select between All Posts, or the Tracks, Playlists, and Reposts posted to a profile. We’ve also tidied up how user info is displayed on your profile.

Standard Web Display [Blog]

For creators, this means that any of the 175 million monthly SoundCloud listeners can now go straight to the tracks you’ve uploaded. It also means that you can get a great sense of someone’s taste by checking out their Playlists and Reposts.

The feature that has been requested most in the last year (by a very long way!) is the ability to upload a header image to your profile. We’re happy to announce that the wait is over – starting today, the header image is coming to everyone.

We’re going to roll the ability to upload a header image out to creators on Pro and Pro Unlimited plans over the course of the next few days, then we’ll gradually open the feature to everyone else. We can’t wait to see how you choose to customize your profile’s look. Until you upload a header image to your profile, a gradient based on your profile image will be displayed.

We’ll keep refining with the help of your feedback, so stay tuned for more updates to your profile coming soon.

Jeremy Pennycook New on iOS – related tracks, shuffle, and more

Just in time for summer, we’re excited to announce a significant update to the SoundCloud iOS app – one that brings new features and functionality to your on-the-go listening experience.

[iOS Summer Update] Main Image

Right away, you’ll notice a set of new features that make discovering your next favorite tracks even easier. Using the iOS app, you’ll now be able to:

  • Play related tracks – Find a track you love, then let our improved algorithm create a long stream of similar content from the 100 million tracks on SoundCloud. As easy as tapping Play Related Tracks.
Play A Related Track

Looking for backyard jams, seaside sounds, or a soundtrack to city streets? Find the perfect track – the one that hits all the notes you’re looking for – and tap Play Related Tracks. We’ll take care of the rest.

  • Shuffle tracks – Bring a new twist to the favorites in your collection. Shuffle is now available for your liked tracks and in your playlists.
[BLOG] Image of Shuffle on Likes Page [Zoom]

It’s easy to shuffle your liked tracks – simply tap the Shuffle button at the top of your Likes screen.

Shuffle

If you’d like to shuffle the tracks in a playlist, click on the three dots next to any playlist – you’ll now access a new set of options, including the Shuffle feature.

  • Add or remove tracks directly from your playlists – Do it right inside the app, with no need to log onto SoundCloud in a browser. Tap those same three dots on any track to open the options list and then add or remove tracks to curate your perfect SoundCloud experience.
  • Repost and share – Directly from the search screen and from your list of liked tracks.

The update is live today on the App Store and ready for downloading – just in time to create the perfect soundtrack for a new season.

Alex Representing over 20,000 independent labels, Merlin becomes our latest On SoundCloud partner

Today we welcome a significant addition to our roster of On SoundCloud Premier Partners: Merlin. When we started SoundCloud in 2007, one of our chief priorities then, as it remains today, was championing independent artists. The indie community has always been at the heart of SoundCloud, and our deal with Merlin is another way for us to further support the independent community by opening a new source of revenue for them.

As we announced back in March this year, On SoundCloud now has over 100 partners, ranging from bigger labels to emerging independent artists. We’ve continued to bring more partners on board and, from today, the 20,000 independent record labels and distributors who make up Merlin’s worldwide network will be able to join On SoundCloud and select the tracks they want to make available for inclusion. Some of the labels and distributors who have joined today include Beggars Group, Domino, Secretly Group, Epitaph, PIAS, Warp Records, Armada Music, Ninja Tune, Kontor Records and many more.

In just the last month, more than 10 million creators were heard on SoundCloud – helping us to reach a milestone of 100 million tracks uploaded. And for our 175m monthly SoundCloud users, today’s announcement means you should expect to have more opportunities to connect with Merlin’s vast roster of indie labels and artists. You’ll also be able to discover and listen to more new tracks from the best independent label creators on the planet, safe in the knowledge they’ll now have the opportunity to get paid while you listen.