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.
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.
Ever wondered which cities your tracks are most popular in? Question answered, if you have a Pro Unlimited plan: stats now drill down to show the cities where your tracks are played, liked, reposted, downloaded, and commented on the most.
Plan your next tour, release strategy, and get better at connecting with your fanbase, by knowing exactly where they are — just click the ‘Top cities’ tab in your stats dashboard.
Not on Pro Unlimited? Upgrading is easy.
We’re always working on ways to help you to share the music & audio that you create, as well as the new tracks that you discover. That’s why today, we’re launching a new messaging system on our web platform that makes it simpler than ever to share what you’ve heard and to talk about what you’ve been playing and loving.
Click on the envelope icon in the header to get to your messages — as you’ll see, they’re now organized by conversation. You can message other SoundCloud users from here, or from clicking on the envelope icons on their profiles.
You can also send tracks and playlists in your messages, right from their players. It’s perfect for sharing new discoveries and giving people private previews of your works-in-progress.
Start a new conversation on any track with the ‘Share’ button: you’ll see that there’s now a built-in ‘Message’ tab alongside the ‘Share’ and ‘Embed’. Just click to send the track privately, along with a message of your choice, to any other SoundCloud user. A super simple way to let folks hear what’s happening for you on SoundCloud. Need a little more guidance to get started? Go to the Help Center for the full lowdown.