An update on the new SoundCloud

An update on the new SoundCloud

It’s been almost a week since we announced the new version of SoundCloud and opened it up to the web. Thanks so much for taking the time to write in, leave comments, and record voice messages with your thoughts. We’ve been listening to the feedback we’ve received from you, our community, and are working hard to address the points raised. We realize we could have communicated better and will improve this in the future. If you’ve not heard back from us directly, it’s because of the sheer volume of suggestions and comments we’ve received (over 60,000 since the beta started!) We hear you loud and clear.

We’ve often been asked how to build an audience and be heard on SoundCloud. To help with this, we focused on improving the listener experience, making discovery and sharing faster and easier with Search, Sets and Reposts, bringing larger audiences to you and your sounds.

Now that we’ve launched the new SoundCloud, we’re bringing our focus back to the points raised by you: improved Spotlight and profile presentation, more visible Groups, clearer Sets, interactive comments, and more.

In the past few days we’ve already deployed some improvements based on feedback (increased visibility of Groups, tweaked suggested users, restored 5 Spotlight items), and will continue to be making further changes over the coming days and weeks. One of the benefits of new SoundCloud is that it allows us to be much more agile and flexible with developments.

While we’re working on these changes, you can revert back to Classic SoundCloud for now by clicking on ‘More’ in the top right corner of page and then ‘Switch back to Classic SoundCloud’.

Keep an eye on our blog and Twitter feed for updates. Thanks again for letting us know what you think.