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SoundCloud The Next Evolution of Stations

Earlier this year, we launched the ability to start a Station – a radio like stream of similar content – from any track on SoundCloud. Simply tap the three dot overflow menu button on any track in our app to access the Stations feature. We’ve built Stations to be straight-forward and simple to use. It’s one of the easiest ways to discover new music and audio relevant to your tastes on SoundCloud.

Today, we’re launching the next step in the evolution of the Stations feature. You can now start Stations from the profile pages of all artists on SoundCloud in our app. Tap “Start Station” on any artist profile for a lean back, seamless listening experience full of tracks similar to the artist you started the station from.

artist_stations_iOSJust like Stations you’ve started from tracks, Stations started from an artist profile will be saved to your Collection so that you can easily revisit them later. The tracks in a Station are refreshed every time you start one again and you can also skip as often as you’d like while listening.

How does it work?
The algorithm behind Stations serves content in a different way than the Suggested Tracks feature we recently launched. Stations serve a longer queue of songs that are a mixture of similar, new, and popular tracks related to the track or artist you started the Station from, for an experience closer to listening to the radio.

If you have a SoundCloud Go subscription, tracks from the entire 125 million strong catalog will show up in Stations and Suggested Tracks. If you use SoundCloud for free, you’ll still be able to listen to tens of millions of tracks with both features.

The potential for discovery on SoundCloud is virtually limitless. Stations and Suggested Tracks are part of a larger effort we’re undertaking to make it easier for you to find new artists to love and revisit the artists you already do.

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Tapping into Stations
Like the Suggested Tracks feature, we’ve also added Suggested Stations in the app Search tab. Your experience may be slightly different depending on how long you’ve been a SoundCloud user.

  • Existing listeners: Your Suggested Stations include Stations personalized for you based on the artists you’ve liked and listened to the most.
  • New listeners: If you’ve never played a track before, the algorithm needs some info to get started. We’ll give you a list of the top Stations based on artists on SoundCloud to get started.

Start using Stations now on iOS and Android.

Joern Introducing Suggested Tracks

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SoundCloud is built for discovery; for the magic moment when you’re blown away by an artist you’ve never heard before. Connecting listeners to new artists and artists to new listeners is what we do.

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve started rolling out our newest discovery feature, Suggested Tracks, across all SoundCloud platforms. It uses your listening activity to automatically find new tracks and artists – ones that you’ve likely never heard before, but are similar to the things you already know and love. And with 125 million tracks and counting on SoundCloud, there’s always more to discover.

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Suggested Tracks makes use of our state-of-the-art machine learning algorithm to deliver fresh new music and audio suggestions based on your likes and plays on SoundCloud – refreshing frequently with tracks you won’t find anywhere else. The more you use SoundCloud, the more the algorithm learns and perfects itself, day after day.

On the web, Suggested Tracks is the centerpiece of the new Discover tab we’ve added to your home screen experience. In our app, you’ll find Suggested Tracks in the Search field – easily accessible by tapping the magnifying glass icon in the footer (iOS) or header (Android) of the app.

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Ready to get started?

  • If you’ve been listening on SoundCloud for a while, head over to Search in the app or the Discover tab on web – your suggested tracks are already waiting.
  • If you’re new to SoundCloud or don’t see many suggestions, we’ll need to learn more about your tastes. Dive into SoundCloud’s huge community of music and audio creators and let us know what you like by listening to or liking a few tracks. You’ll soon find suggested tracks based on your activity.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing even more ways for you to uncover new favorites on SoundCloud. Stay tuned.

SoundCloud SoundCloud Audio Cards comes to Twitter Moments

The millions of people following Twitter Moments might notice more music on the service. That’s because curators can now share entire playlists, or any other audio content, with SoundCloud’s audio cards embedded right into the Tweet. Already one of the best vehicles for the most up-to-date worldwide trends, news and live events, Twitter Moments’ partnership with SoundCloud will add a whole new audio dynamic to the experience.

Like in the regular Twitter stream, SoundCloud audio cards work seamlessly within the Moments interface, giving those unfamiliar with the format an introduction to our platform. With 125 million tracks, SoundCloud has a larger content catalog than any other streaming service, spanning both mainstream and emerging artists. Integrated into Twitter Moments, listeners will enjoy that diversity of content via a curated listening experience that’s relevant to the current moment.