SoundCloud New mini player makes browsing during playback a breeze

Stop pausing your party – you can now seamlessly browse, control and “like” music & audio on your mobile device thanks to the SoundCloud app’s new mini player feature.

The mini player offers you the same full-screen player experience you use to discover, share, and stream on SoundCloud everyday, but in a “fun-size” package to make sure you get the most out of your listening experience. 

Starting today, free and subscription-based users can explore SoundCloud’s massive catalog of over 177 million tracks without ever interrupting their listening experience. A visible bar positioned at the bottom of your screen, the mini player includes navigation controls, track metadata, and a dedicated “like” button, offering:

  • A seamless play-in-place experience – The mini player makes toggling between the full-screen player and the home screen a thing of the past, allowing you to play more and skip less.
  • More ways to discover – More seamlessly integrated browsing and listening means you can discover your next favorite artist while streaming your current favorite track.
  • A faster way to build an audio collection – The player’s one-tap “like” button gives you the ability to “like” tracks and playlists faster than ever, helping you build your music collection in no time.  
  • More ways to engage – The more you discover and “like” tracks and playlists, the more you connect with SoundCloud’s vibrant community of creators, curators, and fans.

Get a first look at the new mini player below and update your SoundCloud app on Android and iOS today to get your own mini player.




SoundCloud First take to first tour: Melo Makes Music’s First on SoundCloud story

Having joined SoundCloud back in 2014, Melo Makes Music (born Carmelo Cianflone) doesn’t appear to be going anywhere but up. Hailing from Chicago’s South Side, Melo Makes Music is part of a new wave of talent emerging from the city’s indie hip-hop scene alongside artists like Towkio, Knox Fortune, Chance the Rapper and Taylor Bennett.

With a heavy focus on the violin, cello and other strong instrumentals, Melo Make Music takes his grungy hip-hop and R&B sound and injects it with a classical twist. Pair that with his bold vocals, topical lyrics and themes of empowerment and it’s no wonder he was named one of SoundCloud’s Artists to Watch in 2018. Wherever Melo’s journey takes him, we’re proud of where it all started – right here, on SoundCloud.

Listen to the latest music from Melo Makes Music on SoundCloud now.

SoundCloud First post to first production: Cathedrals First on SoundCloud story


It is fairly miraculous that Cathedrals’ Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin found each other. While Jenkins toured with her mother and sister in a folk-country family band, Hwin cut his teeth crafting beats alongside electronic artists like Blackbird Blackbird. And yet, when their disparate worlds collided at the famed San Francisco arts space The SUB, the dreamiest sounds emerged.

Cathedrals joined SoundCloud in 2013 and critical attention pretty much immediately followed. After discovering Cathedrals’ first single, “Unbound,” online, indie record label Neon Gold offered to release Jenkins and Hwin’s next EP. The Bay Area duo’s shimmering instrumentals and soulful vocals led to sold out shows, major festival performances, and collaborations with acclaimed producers like BØRNS and the Grammy-nominated Tommy English. Jenkins and Hwin are currently working on their next release but one thing is certain: wherever Cathedrals’ journey takes them, we’re proud of where it all started – right here, on SoundCloud.

Listen to the latest music from Cathedrals on SoundCloud now.