Just in time for summer, we’re excited to announce a significant update to the SoundCloud iOS app – one that brings new features and functionality to your on-the-go listening experience.
Right away, you’ll notice a set of new features that make discovering your next favorite tracks even easier. Using the iOS app, you’ll now be able to:
- Play related tracks – Find a track you love, then let our improved algorithm create a long stream of similar content from the 100 million tracks on SoundCloud. As easy as tapping Play Related Tracks.
Looking for backyard jams, seaside sounds, or a soundtrack to city streets? Find the perfect track – the one that hits all the notes you’re looking for – and tap Play Related Tracks. We’ll take care of the rest.
- Shuffle tracks – Bring a new twist to the favorites in your collection. Shuffle is now available for your liked tracks and in your playlists.
It’s easy to shuffle your liked tracks – simply tap the Shuffle button at the top of your Likes screen.
If you’d like to shuffle the tracks in a playlist, click on the three dots next to any playlist – you’ll now access a new set of options, including the Shuffle feature.
- Add or remove tracks directly from your playlists – Do it right inside the app, with no need to log onto SoundCloud in a browser. Tap those same three dots on any track to open the options list and then add or remove tracks to curate your perfect SoundCloud experience.
- Repost and share – Directly from the search screen and from your list of liked tracks.
The update is live today on the App Store and ready for downloading – just in time to create the perfect soundtrack for a new season.
Today we welcome a significant addition to our roster of On SoundCloud Premier Partners: Merlin. When we started SoundCloud in 2007, one of our chief priorities then, as it remains today, was championing independent artists. The indie community has always been at the heart of SoundCloud, and our deal with Merlin is another way for us to further support the independent community by opening a new source of revenue for them.
As we announced back in March this year, On SoundCloud now has over 100 partners, ranging from bigger labels to emerging independent artists. We’ve continued to bring more partners on board and, from today, the 20,000 independent record labels and distributors who make up Merlin’s worldwide network will be able to join On SoundCloud and select the tracks they want to make available for inclusion. Some of the labels and distributors who have joined today include Beggars Group, Domino, Secretly Group, Epitaph, PIAS, Warp Records, Armada Music, Ninja Tune, Kontor Records and many more.
In just the last month, more than 10 million creators were heard on SoundCloud – helping us to reach a milestone of 100 million tracks uploaded. And for our 175m monthly SoundCloud users, today’s announcement means you should expect to have more opportunities to connect with Merlin’s vast roster of indie labels and artists. You’ll also be able to discover and listen to more new tracks from the best independent label creators on the planet, safe in the knowledge they’ll now have the opportunity to get paid while you listen.
Big news for audiophiles: starting today, anyone can host a podcast with SoundCloud. That’s right, we’re taking podcasting out of beta. It’s never been easier to tell stories, upload and share them across the web, as well as in podcast apps.
SoundCloud is perfect for podcasters looking for an intuitive hosting platform that’s built on the most stable infrastructure and provides the most detailed statistics to help you understand and grow your audience.
To get started, upload or edit an existing sound, go to the permissions tab and select the “Include in RSS feed” option.
Your RSS feed URL is displayed on the content tab of your settings page. Read through the Creator Guide for detailed how-to instructions and documentation.
And the features don’t stop with RSS distribution. SoundCloud is actively building the future of podcasting.
Embeddable players are designed explicitly to promote sharing, helping you bring your content directly to your fans, wherever they are.
Social network integrations, like our Twitter audio cards, make listening and sharing podcasts simple and enjoyable.
Timed comments shatter the ‘podcasting is a solitary experience’ myth.
Special thanks to the 15,000 plus podcasters who signed up for the beta and trust their podcasts with us. The invaluable feedback we received from you over the years has contributed directly to the development of the product you see today.
Ready to join the community and start podcasting?
Check out the official Podcasting on SoundCloud page.
Read through the Creator Guide for detailed how-to instructions and documentation.
Chat with other podcasters on our Help Forum.