Today, we’re thrilled to roll out even more stats for creators. The latest update shows where and how often your tracks are receiving plays from SoundCloud’s recommendation features–Related Tracks, Stations and The Upload. These algorithmically-driven recommendation features give you more insight into where your plays on SoundCloud are coming from. If you’re a creator on SoundCloud, log on to the web or SoundCloud Pulse now to see where your plays are coming from on SoundCloud.
So how can you get more plays? Keep uploading. The more you upload, the more likely they’ll appear in recommendation features that connect creator’s with listeners who will love your content.
SoundCloud heads to South America in its fourth ‘SoundCloud Next Wave’ episode, spotlighting the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.
‘Visão,’ follows the rising stars of the funk music genre,MC Bin Laden, DJ Yuri Martins, MC 2K, MC WM, DJ Polyvox and Kondzilla, as they take the funk scene beyond just a music style and toward a larger movement poised for the international stage. Check out the episode below.
Gaining popularity in the 1980’s, Brazil’s funk music genre, also known as baile funk, funk carioca or favela funk, is ever-evolving and rising, even as it’s faced prejudices by the local government because of its origin.
While lyrically the genre has stayed close to its Brazilian roots reflecting life in favelas, the genre’s sound has evolved and matured to include a rich variety of pockets, sounds and styles, influenced by everything from Miami-bass to trap and rap.
This evolution is in part because of the rise of streaming services like SoundCloud, which offers accessibility to the largest and most diverse library of audio content, and a connected community of creators, listeners and curators. In fact, since 2015, we’ve seen a 52% increase in the number of uploaded tracks tied the Brazilian funk genre on the SoundCloud platform.
The title of the episode, which in English means ‘vision’ and links to the local Portuguese slang phrase ‘passa a visão,’ meaning ‘to share ideas,’ makes a nod to the connections and sharing capabilities streaming offers creators.
‘SoundCloud Next Wave’ seeks to highlights the exciting local creator communities propelled by the people-powered platform. Previously highlighted cities in the series include New York City with ‘Extended Mix, ’Toronto with ‘Northern Stars;’ and Los Angeles’ with ‘Degenerate Generation.’
Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming episodes rounding out the series, set in London and Berlin.
This weekend, SoundCloud was out in full force at the first annual BBC Music Introducing Hosts Amplify event at London’s ExCel center. The conference brought together the UK’s largest gathering of creators in the UK with more than 15,000 tickets sold, and gave up and coming singer/songwriters, bands, DJs, producers and industry experts the opportunity to come together to network, learn and talk more about how to get your music heard, how to grow your fanbase, play more gigs and find success.
SoundCloud kicked off the weekend with a panel event, “The Creator Class: Finding and growing your fanbase in the streaming age,” featuring top independent artists Jay Prince and Oshi, along with SoundCloud Artist Relations Director, Joe Armenia and artist managers Steven Braines and Alessandro Moro (aka Moz). Opening up with networking cocktails and a few words from SoundCloud’s new Chief Executive Officer Kerry Trainor, the panel discussion explored how artists today are building, growing and connecting with their fanbases and other artists in a time where we’re more connected than ever. The panel concluded with special performances from Jay Prince and Oshi.
Throughout the weekend, SoundCloud was on-site to meet creators on the platform, answer questions and help anyone who had questions or wanted to learn how to get started. If you missed it, you can check out photos from the event below.