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SoundCloud Instantly stream and mix SoundCloud’s massive catalog through Serato DJ Lite and DJ Pro

As a DJ, finding great new music can cost you time, money and sanity – which is why we’re introducing a next-level streaming solution. Starting today, you can instantly discover and mix with SoundCloud’s ever-growing catalog of major label and indie music through Serato’s DJ Pro 2.1 or DJ Lite 1.1 decks using your SoundCloud Go+ subscription.

In the Serato DJ Lite and DJ Pro apps, log in to your SoundCloud account via the icon in the DJ library (on the lefthand side of the screen). Your playlists will auto-sync after you restart the app so you can pull them into your deck, or you can instantly discover and add tracks from SoundCloud’s massive selection of official releases, emerging creator content and everything in between. With just a few clicks you’ll be streaming in high quality audio from SoundCloud directly within Serato, and building your sets in real time.

Want to elevate your DJ set even more? If you have a Pro Unlimited account, you can add a SoundCloud Go+ content subscription for half the price. By combining Pro Unlimited and Go+, you get both SoundCloud’s industry-leading creator tools to grow your career, plus the ability to mix and stream millions of underground and premium tracks through Serato. With Pro Unlimited and Go+ you get the best-value bundle for you to do what you do on the 1s and 2s.

Learn more about SoundCloud x Serato here and stay tuned for information as we roll out integrations with other leading DJ applications. 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 Maximize collaboration with private track and playlist sharing on iOS

 

We know that collaboration is important to your creative process, which is why today we’re making it easier than ever to share your work discreetly before it’s 100% ready to be unleashed.

Whether you’re getting tips from your college roommate’s producer friend, emailing mom to get her perspective (spoiler alert: she’ll LOVE it), or pitching your favorite music blog for feature consideration – collaboration is key. We’re the only audio streaming service to offer private track and playlist sharing because enabling your workflow will help you to create the best possible upload.

With the introduction of private track and playlist sharing on iOS, you can now maximize collaboration on the go, making it easier than ever to share demos, refine content, receive feedback and promote your work. The steps are simple and few. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. You can share a private track or playlist the same way you share a public link via the fullscreen player menu at the bottom of your screen. (Y
    ou must be the owner of the track to share one, meaning you cannot share someone else’s private track).
  2. Once you think it’s ready for the world, you can make a track or playlist public on your mobile phone. You’ll know if you’re public when the locked icon is gone.
  3. Decide you want to go back into stealth mode? You can easily switch back to “locked” status, so your track / playlist is unavailable for discovery.

Because creating your best work requires the best possible workflow, we’re committed to continuously improving your tools and our offerings. So you keep rocking and we’ll keep rolling out the updates – and make sure to check back here regularly so you don’t miss a thing.

Private track and playlist sharing is already available on Android, so download the latest version of the SoundCloud app in either the App Store or Google Play to access today.

 

SoundCloud Share new music on SoundCloud directly to Instagram Stories

 

Say goodbye to screenshots. Starting today you can share your music discoveries from SoundCloud directly to your Instagram Stories. Scanning the New & Hot charts to find your next favorite song or artist is hard work – work that now delivers an immediate reward, because easily shared, means easily heard.

As an artist, you can post a link to the single you just dropped so your followers can connect directly to the track on SoundCloud and access your new music on the spot. With mobile commenting, your fans can listen and give you feedback in real-time.

Here’s how the new feature works:

  1. In the latest version of the SoundCloud app, find a track you want to share
  2. Tap the share icon at the bottom of your screen
  3. Tap the Instagram icon or select “Share to Instagram Stories” (depending on what phone you’re using)
  4. Share the link with all your followers directly to your Instagram Story

It’s that simple. So discover new music, share it with the world and enjoy the journey while uncovering your next favorite song because what’s next in music is first on SoundCloud.

The new feature begins rolling out to users today, and is available via the latest versions of the SoundCloud and Instagram mobile apps on iOS and Android.