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SoundCloud Now play private tracks seamlessly on mobile

Today we’re giving creators even more flexibility on how they share their music on SoundCloud, adding seamless mobile playback of private tracks via the SoundCloud app.

Private sharing is used by millions of SoundCloud creators everyday to collaborate with other creators, share brand new music with a label or publicist, or offer fans an invite-only first-listen of their latest track. It’s just one of the ways that SoundCloud gives creators control over how their work is shared with the world.

Want to learn how to get started with private sharing?

  • Open the privacy settings for any of your tracks by clicking on the ‘pen’ icon below the waveform on the web or on SoundCloud Pulse app.
  • Next, click the bubble next to ‘private’ or ‘public.’
  • Once your track is set to ‘private’, you can use the ‘share’ button to send.
  • Recipients can open the secret link you’ve shared and play the private track on the SoundCloud app, mobile web, and web.

SoundCloud SoundCloud’s recommendations get you plays and now you can see it for yourself

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. 

We’re continuously working to provide more tools, features and insights to creators on the platform. Today’s news follows recent updates including playlist stat and top listeners, cities and countries stat to Pulse.

Check back often for more news and updates!

SoundCloud New Playlist Stat Connects Creators and Curators

We know stats are an essential tool for creators, and that’s why SoundCloud’s excited to introduce a new playlist stat, which offers all creators even more ways to understand where their plays are coming from and the people behind them.

The new playlist stat, available on the web and on SoundCloud Pulse, SoundCloud’s creator-focused companion app, shows creators who’s sharing their tracks in a playlist, and how many plays are being generated from the playlist. This means that the 1.2 million creators featured in playlists on SoundCloud, daily, can gain insight on, connect and engage more easily with the incredible curator community on the platform.

Check out what the new stats module, which includes both a ranked list of playlists a track is featured on and the total number of plays, looks like on the web below. The module is also available on SoundCloud Pulse, available for free on iOS and Android.

In addition to a new playlist stat, SoundCloud also recently rolled out a refreshed visual experience for stats on the web. All creators, including SoundCloud Pro or Pro Unlimited users, will find an overall better stats management experience, featuring a more intuitive interface and new look and feel for visualised stats. Some of the stats benefiting from the redesign include top listener and top country, which are now even easier for creators to uncover.

These latest updates are part of SoundCloud’s efforts to continually look at how it can create an even better experience that fully supports creators no matter where they are in their career. Stay tuned to the blog for news on the many exciting things to come for creators on SoundCloud.