Monthly Archives: October 2012

David Sounds, Safety and the Community: An Update

As sound creators, we encourage you to share your sounds with your fans, friends and fellow collaborators. For this to work well we’ve learnt that it’s best for the community to all agree on a set of guidelines which will encourage healthy sharing.

Thanks for your feedback and input over the past months. We’ve listened to your thoughts and have worked hard on building systems that will ensure that SoundCloud remains an environment where you can engage in meaningful, relevant and sustainable interactions with other members.

We recently rolled out an update to our community safety features:

1. We implemented a series of measures to prevent spam in comments and messaging.

We heard that you don’t want to see comments or messages like this anymore!

2. You can now easily report suspicious comments and messages.

3. We updated privacy settings to give you more control over your messaging settings.

4. We implemented measures to encourage genuine followings.

Get inspired by some of the best practices we’ve seen applied by community members who were able to build meaningful connections whilst growing their community:

We want to make sure that the SoundCloud community remains a safe, fun and creative place for sound creators, enthusiasts and fans alike. We know that getting the word out and sharing sounds is an important part of your creative process and we hope these updated measures help everyone in our community. Tell us your thoughts on the updates in the comments, and if you face any problems get in touch with us on our help center.

Thank you!

Jane Celebrating our 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellows

The SoundCloud Community Fellowship is an opportunity for individuals to showcase their creativity with sound over the course of three months. This year’s Fellowship concludes today. We wanted to say congratulations and thanks to our Fellows for being part of this journey, and to our great community for listening and engaging.

So, how did we get here? After our announcement in July, we received a whopping 184 proposals from across the globe. We were truly moved by your enthusiasm. From there, we had a wonderful panel of honorary judges select our 15 final 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellows.

Say hello to:

These unique projects were made alive by a diverse group of people: professional radio producers, independent producers, students, musicians and more. Most importantly, these individuals used sound as a creative medium to share their stories and the stories of others, to touch upon the range of human emotions we experience.

Noteworthy publications from Social Times to Nieman Journalism LabWired, Hypebot, Betabeat, Media Bistro’s Fishbowl LA and more also helped push our Fellows’ ambitious projects to a wider audience.

To our dearest 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellows:

We were honored that you made the active decision to apply to be part of the Fellowship this year. The hard work, dedication and stellar work we’ve seen (and especially heard!) have been great to share with our community and beyond. Most importantly, you are leaders in demonstrating limitless possibilities for creativity with sound. To celebrate, we’ve worked on a montage to pay tribute to all your hard work.

Upon reflecting on this year’s Fellowship, Fellows shared their own learnings and highlights throughout the Fellowship as well as advice if you’re interested in pursuing a project related to sound.

We hope these projects will inspire you to try new things in your life, whether they’re with sound or not. Opportunities are there. We look forward to next year’s Fellowship and hope to meet the next bunch that loves sound as much as we do.


David Tea(m) Time with Vitor

It’s Friday again, that means it is time for our weekly employee interview series that we have dubbed “Tea(m) Time”! Today, help us welcome Vitor to our team in Berlin!

Specifics: Vitor, from Brasil, Engineer

Why Berlin?: International, fantastic and SoundCloud is located here!

How was relocation?: Easy! The HR team is on top of everything

Vitor likes…: So many things! Learning German, sports, soccer, hanging out

Passionate about: People!

If you want to join Vitor in Berlin or SF and get your own Tea(m) Time, check out our job openings here!