Yearly Archives: 2019

SoundCloud You can now mix SoundCloud’s massive catalog with Virtual DJ

We know that as a DJ, you’re constantly in search of new music for your sets. And because our mission is to provide the best tools for you to grow your career (and we’ve got tracks on tracks: 200 million and counting), we’ve built a next-level streaming solution that lets you access SoundCloud’s massive catalog within select DJ apps.

We kicked off our first partnership with Serato this December, and today, we’re adding Virtual DJ to your toolkit, so that you can instantly discover and mix SoundCloud’s millions of mainstream releases and underground tracks within your Virtual DJ 8 app using your SoundCloud Go+ subscription. Here’s how:

  • Download and log in to Virtual DJ 8.
  • Enable SoundCloud within the app and sign in to your account (you need to be a SoundCloud Go+ subscriber).
  • Restart your Virtual DJ 8 app to pull in tracks from your SoundCloud playlists, and to search, mix and stream from SoundCloud’s catalog of official releases, emerging creator content, and everything in between – directly from the app, in real time.

In addition to accessing this and all future DJ integrations, SoundCloud Go+ gives you offline and ad-free listening to SoundCloud’s entire catalog and the ability to stream in high quality audio. If you haven’t upgraded yet, that’s okay. There are a few different (and discounted 🤑) ways to get SoundCloud Go+:

  • Looking for the best value for DJs? Get our premium creator subscription Pro Unlimited and then add SoundCloud Go+ for half the cost; this option gives you industry-leading creator tools to grow your career, plus the ability to mix with select DJ apps.
  • Are you a college or university student? Get SoundCloud Go+ for 50% off here.
  • Just want to keep it simple? You can purchase a standalone subscription here.

We’ll be rolling out integrations with other leading DJ applications later this year, so stay tuned. If you’re a label or distributor that doesn’t have a deal with us yet and would like to be involved in partnerships like this one, reach out to licensing@soundcloud.com.

SoundCloud The new iOS profiles on SoundCloud 🎶 allow you to reintroduce yourself 🎶

Today we’re introducing a new profile design on iOS that gives you maximum brand exposure, increased plays and more followers, all in one place.

As the only platform that allows creators and listeners to connect in real time, this new layout will make it easier for fans and fellow artists to see who you are and navigate your content. When they land on your profile, they can instantly play what you’ve pinned to Spotlight or dive into your Top Tracks (most played in the past 90 days) and get to know what you’re all about via your bio and imagery. If they like what they hear (and see), they can send your profile to friends in seconds with the all-new ‘Share profile’ button.

While the new profiles on iOS will automatically level up your presence, you can also actively use the tools to promote yourself. On desktop, update your profile photo and header image to correspond with your latest (look or release, respectively), craft a clever bio so that fans get a glimpse of your personality, list your credentials and contact info, and pin a track you want to highlight in the Spotlight section. And once your profile is looking its best, you can shop it around in just one tap. 

Even if you don’t have iOS, chances are a lot of your fans do, and Android users can take advantage of this redesign by updating your profile on web. As the new profiles on iOS will pull in your desktop profile, your audience will see the more streamlined mobile experience on their phones. So everybody wins.

While social media handles are a good way to swap contact info or a snapshot of your work, as a creator you know it’s important to be seen and heard. Now your SoundCloud account is the only digital handshake you need: your visual and auditory introduction to followers, fellow creators and industry execs. They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression – but you actually do with new profiles on iOS.

The new profile rolls out to users today and is available via the latest version of the SoundCloud mobile app on iOS.

SoundCloud Our new playlists make it easier than ever to discover what’s next in music

SoundCloud is home to the largest, most diverse music catalog on the planet with more than 200 million tracks from over 20 million creators.

While many of you love the thrill of sifting through SoundCloud to find your next favorite track, we’re always looking to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, fast. After all, we know even tastemakers need a break sometimes.

Beginning today, alongside personalized weekly recos from “SoundCloud Weekly” and playlists like “Fresh Pressed,” we’re adding even more handcrafted playlists, curated by some of the leading names in music.

Check out some of our new additions

  • “The Feed” curates an artist’s likes, follows and reposts on SoundCloud. First up is hip-hop artist Juice WRLD’s SoundCloud stream.
  • “Noise and 808s” ft. the new, new beats from the loudest names in rap.
  • “The Morning Mourning Playlist” is for everyone who agrees: mornings suck.
  • “DTFunk” is your soundtrack for a freaky first date (whatever that means to you).
  • “Speed Bumps” brings you rapid electro from around the world.
  • “Drippin,” updated daily, is our handcrafted hip-hop playlist bringing you what’s new and hot in rap.

You come to SoundCloud for what’s new, now and next, and we’re dedicated to connecting you directly with the creators driving music culture worldwide. In fact, the full SoundCloud curation experience features nearly 1.7 million unique creators heard a week, compared to a few hundred thousand on other music services. That means more new music for you, and more opportunities for creators to connect with fans and grow their careers.

Meet your curators

So who’s behind your next favorite playlist? Our team of music industry VIPs include former Editor-in-Chief at Pitchfork, Mark Richardson, electronic music journalist and critic, Philip Sherburne, music journalists Sowmya Krishnamurthy and David Turner — and more. They’ll be your guides on the journey to discovery, using curation to tell the story of what’s happening in music communities on SoundCloud and consistently surfacing the newest and hottest tracks.

Find your community

In addition to playlists, today we’re introducing community profile pages. These pages work just like any other profile page on SoundCloud, and bring together music communities that are authentically SoundCloud.

Each community page will be home to our new handcrafted playlists that are most relevant to that community. It’s the place where music fans can interact directly with our curators and other music fans who share the same musical taste. Do you blast hip-hop hooks on repeat? Follow Hustle. Are you looking for lowkey vibes? You might be into Scenes. If you just can’t WAIT for the build to drop, maybe your thing is The Peak. Find your community below and join the conversation to stay up-to-date on new tracks, emerging creators and more.

Hustle

The Peak RAW Shine Scenes Vs

Throwback

AURAS Circuits Coded Vibrations Subs La Onda

Amped

Get playlisted

Are you also a creator? Unlike other platforms, our new handcrafted playlists bring emerging creators to the forefront and place them right alongside today’s global superstars. This means more opportunities for you to be heard and reach new fans.

And if you’re a SoundCloud Premier creator, keep an eye out for an email with details on our new playlist submission form launching today in beta. The form is currently only available to SoundCloud Premier creators, and will roll out to more creators in the future. Stay tuned.

Start listening

To dive into the new listening experience (available only in the U.S. right now), head to home on mobile or web, or visit one of our community pages and enjoy more of what’s next in music, first on SoundCloud.