Monthly Archives: February 2011

David Highlights From Global Meetup Day

Wow what a fantastic day: for SoundCloud’s Global Meetup Day, more than a thousand SoundClouders attended over sixty meetups around the world. Every single meetup was unique in one way or another with attendances varying from a dozen into the hundreds. Thanks everyone for participating! It was truly amazing to see that many different gatherings unfold, it was actually quite thrilling to see so many SoundClouders meet in real life all around the world. We thought it’d be fun to share some of the amazing things we’ve seen from that day. Take a moment to dive in, let us know what you think in the comments and visit SoundCloud Meetup Map for the sounds of global meetups.


Created the backing track for their meetup podcast:


Featured Tim Exile’s interactive LiveJam, using the samples you sent him via SoundCloud!


Promoted their SoundCloud Colombia group as a great place to share their own music and learn of new talents.


Kicked off 64barmusic project, including discussing future monthly events to highlight local artists.

San Francisco

Featured an interesting live act:


Had a producer showcase along with a live mix.


Held a production lecture and finished with Chinese New Years’ celebrations.

New York City

Emanuel And The Fear performed an acoustic session:

Quick interview with Calvin Williams aka cdubny

Quick interview with 88-keys


Live jammed and exchanged tips.


Met with the desire create something for all of South America.



Gathered at a book & music store.

Hong Kong

Introductory seminar at the Hong Kong Social Media Week to show how to share music online.


Held workshops where they created tracks in groups.



Held seminars and played the attendees own music.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Played live & discussed potential future collaborations for Newcastle SoundClouders.


Cooperated with a Greater Boston festival for showcasing music, art and technology.


Had a couple of presentations along with several live acts.


Produced, jammed, recorded and mixed.


Met in a local radio station and created a mashup of everyone’s tracks:


A couple of improvisational performers brought circuit bending equipment and did live recordings, which was then remixed:

Second Life

Started by SoundClouders who couldn’t attend a meetup near their area but still wanted to join in on the fun. Totally awesome!

If you missed out, don’t worry, there are a couple of upcoming meetups and you can always organize your own here:

Moscow (February 26)

Birmingham (February 27)

Tokyo (March 4)

Geneva (March 5)

Chicago (March 9)

Seattle (March 9)

San Francisco (March 24)

SoundCloud Part XI of the SoundCloud Sessions with Ian Fisher

For the eleventh SoundCloud Session, we had Ian Fisher over. He has made a name for himself in Austria, dazzling crowds in Vienna, and has since made the move to Berlin, and we are happy he did. This guy packs an unbelievable vocal punch!

Listen to the session below and click through to the SoundCloud Sessions blog to see the videos of Ian and Simon performing in the SoundCloud Men’s Room. Also, check out Ian’s page on SoundCloud!

SoundCloud Sessions are recorded in audio and video, and each session is added to the SoundCloud Sessions tumblr. Keep yourself updated on our sessions by following us on Twitter, Tumblr and/or subscribe to this WordPress blog!

And, if you’re coming to or already living in Berlin, send us a track via our DropBox below!

Send me your track

SoundCloud This Week in Tumblr: Seba Remix Competition, PostSecret, The Dears, and SoundCloud in the Android Market

Last week on our Tumblr blog, we saw PostSecret, The Dears and SoundCloud in the Android Market. Lots more happened, so check out the top stuff below!



  • PostSecret launched the LivingVoices project on SoundCloud! They want you to share voices from answering machines or voicemail that are meaningful to you and tell a story. Click here to submit your LivingVoice and listen to others.


  • SoundCloud’s Alex will be attending and speaking at the Changing Media Summit organized by the Guardian. Listen to this recording outlining the things he will be speaking about in the player below.
  • Hear the new album from The Dears, Degeneration Street! It’s streaming exclusively on Hype Machine, powered by the SoundCloud widget! Click right here to listen to the album in its entirety.


  • Check out this great write-up by Hypebot about the first NYC Music Hack Day, including an extensive interview with MHD initiator and SoundCloud VP of Business Development, Dave Haynes (pictured above).


  • Thomas Stenumgård wrote a post which perfectly translates what we are trying to achieve with SoundCloud.

    Sound will be an important part of new emerging media forms. We will see a rich variety of new art forms and genres, and audio will no doubt play an important role. Not to forget that the number of people making music is growing and also that sound has the potential to make the web more accessible.

    Read all of it here!


And, you know the drill, check out the Tumblr blog for all the happening stuff this week!