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SoundCloud SXSW Recap: SoundCloud Showcase Celebrates “First on SoundCloud” Creators

SoundCloud returned to SXSW for a second year, this time taking over an Austin hostel for SoundCloud x Zelle Present Room 512, a two-night showcase highlighting what’s new, now, and next in music. Celebrating the power of appearing “First on SoundCloud,” Room 512 spotlighted some of 2018’s most exciting artists, all of whom got their start and made their breakthrough on SoundCloud.

On night one, DJ duo Party Pupils kicked off the packed lineup and started the unforgettable party off right, launching directly into a high-energy set. The SoundCloud Premier duo continued to spin nothing but hits – including their smash remix, “This Is How We Do It” – throughout the night. Then songstress Nilüfer Yanya took over the mic and enchanted everyone with her soulful vocals. One of  SoundCloud’s 2018 Artists to Watch, she treated the crowd to an intimate performance of her latest track “Thanks 4 Nothing.”

The room quickly turned back up once Yung Pinch hit the stage. The SoundCloud Premier artist performed a surprise cover of Weezer’s “Island in the Sun.” Elohim continued the party with show-stopping live takes of her hits “Sensations” and “Fuck Your Money.” The packed crowd exploded for headliner Whethan, who shut the stage down with his signature synth beats and fan-favorite tracks like “Good Night” and “Savage.”

More buzzworthy artists checked into Room 512 on night two. World-renowned DJ Kitty Cash kept everyone moving in between sets by spinning her signature remixes, including her hit “Missing You.” Afterwards, SoundCloud’s 2018 Artist to Watch  Melo Makes Music commanded the stage with expert performances of his tracks “Blastaa (Let It Go)” and “Sleepless.” As a surprise treat, UK artist Jay Prince performed for the very first time his newest track, “In the Morning,” providing an exclusive sample of his upcoming EP to the packed room.

Not to be outdone, Rico Nasty hit the stage for an explosive set, running through hits including ”Smack a Bitch” and “Key Lime OG.” And if the crowd wasn’t already wild, the finale performance by headliner Smokepurpp ensured that no one was leaving Room 512 without turning all the way up. The Florida rapper had everyone bouncing as he performed tracks like “Fingers Blue,” his  new single featuring Travis Scott, and “Big Bucks.”

Check out the photo gallery from SoundCloud x Zelle Present Room 512 below.

SoundCloud is the definitive destination for creators and listeners who want to be first to discover and share what’s new, now and next in music. Room 512’s two-night showcase brought to life the music discovery fans experience on SoundCloud everyday, tapping into every corner and every community on the platform, from hip-hop and alternative to electronic and pop.

A special thanks to all of the performing artists and to everyone who came out!


SoundCloud Creator News + Tune-in today for SoundCloud’s Artist Forum 2016

At SoundCloud, creators have always been at the core of everything we do. We believe we’re only as vibrant as the people on our platform who create and drive the uniqueness of the SoundCloud community. We’re always working to provide the best platform for people to share their creativity, the most useful tools to build their audiences and get their music or audio discovered, and for a growing number of people, the opportunity to make money from the work they share on the platform.

To coincide with SoundCloud’s Artist Forum 2016 announced earlier this week, we’re sharing a handful of creator-focused updates before we kick off the event later today. No matter where you are in the world, you can join us for SoundCloud’s Artist Forum 2016 by clicking here to join our livestream.

Now on to the news…

We’re Sharing More Revenue With More People

Today marks another milestone for our revenue sharing program. Over the past several months, our team has streamlined and further automated the steps and processes to setup creators in our revenue sharing program – enabling us to invite more people, faster. This means a significant and ongoing increase in the number of independent artists invited to make money from the work they share on SoundCloud.

The SoundCloud Go and advertising launches across a number of countries are powering increases in revenues, which in turn allows us to invite more independent creators to the Premier partner program to share revenue. While the Premier program will continue to be invite only for now, our goal to eventually open the program up to everyone who shares their work on SoundCloud hasn’t changed. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the SoundCloud Premier program, click here to let us know.

We’ve rolled out the new processes to a group of creators today. Over the coming months, we look forward to a more widespread rollout where we’ll invite more and more independent creators from around the world to join.

New for SoundCloud Pulse: Edit track information & settings

SoundCloud Pulse Track Edit

Last year we launched SoundCloud Pulse, our creator-focused app that helps you keep track of your interactions and stats via your mobile device. Since its launch, we’ve rolled out several updates and continued to improve its feature set. And today, we’re adding a highly requested new feature – the ability to edit track titles, genres, tags and descriptions, and to choose whether a track is public, private or downloadable – all within the SoundCloud Pulse app.

You can access the edit feature by going to one of your tracks in SoundCloud Pulse and tapping the […] icon.

If you haven’t tried SoundCloud Pulse yet, download it for iPhone or Android today and start managing your SoundCloud stats and interactions on the go.

A New and Improved Creator Guide

Looking for best practices and tips on how you can optimize your presence on SoundCloud? Our recently updated Creator Guide is now available. You can check it out here.

The SoundCloud Creator Guide is our comprehensive handbook for getting the most out of your SoundCloud presence. It’s an especially great tool if you’re new to SoundCloud, but there’s also relevant information for anyone who wants to learn how to optimize tracks or profiles, or get the most out of our listener discovery features and algorithms.

Thank you and tune-in today

We’d like to say thank you to the tens of millions of creators who have uploaded more than 135 million tracks to SoundCloud for sharing your creativity with the world via our platform. Our connected community of creators, listeners, and curators, fueled by a genuine passion for music and all forms of creative audio content, is what makes SoundCloud an inherently unique people-powered music streaming service. We look forward to continuing to build a platform where your creativity can thrive, and a place for voracious lovers of music and creative audio content to discover the work you share on the platform.

And one final note, don’t forget to tune-in to the livestream of SoundCloud’s 2016 Artist Forum today beginning at 12:45pm ET. Click here for more information or you can check out the agenda below.


12:30 – 1:00 PM ET


Alex Ljung, Co-Founder and CEO of SoundCloud


1:00 – 1:45 PM ET

Panel: Building and Empowering Modern Day Music Creativity

Moderated by podcaster Combat Jack, hear from people across the creative spectrum on how they are using technology and SoundCloud to power creativity today. Panelists include artist Toni Romiti, producer !llmind, Burger Records founder Sean Bohrman and Senior Product Manager, Creators, Jami Welch.


1:45 – 3:15 PM ET

SoundCloud on the scene with livestream hosts Assante and Dustin

Catch up with creators on SoundCloud including Salva, Toni Romiti, and Sean Bohrman, get a look at the new SoundCloud Pulse update and more.


3:15 – 4:00 PM ET

Panel: From Creator to Purveyor: The Creative Journey with Sam Valenti,

Founder Ghostly International

An avid SoundCloud user for years, hear Valenti’s journey from local Detroit DJ to a unique force in American independent music.

Eric Lau Book our Berlin studio through Studiotime.io

The tools needed to create and share great music can and should be open and accessible to everyone. To this end, we’re excited to announce that the recording studio at our Berlin HQ is now open to all artists, established and emerging alike, via Studiotime.io.


Studiotime.io is a platform that makes it easy for musicians to find and book studio space at the time, location and price that makes sense for them. The service gives artists access to the best studio spaces around the world, including, as of now, the state-of-the-art studio in our Berlin HQ.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to become the next big thing or if you’ve ever dreamed of recording an album in the studio, join us in Berlin. Find a time that works, book the space and bring your best – we’ll handle the heavy lifting.