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David SoundCloud Global Meetup Day May 17th: Get Involved!

As many of you might already have heard, May 17th is our 4th annual Global Meetup Day! We want to see you there!

Sound brings people together. Sound forms connections and sound breaks down barriers. SoundClouders are spread all over the globe and that’s what makes this community of sound creators so amazing and unique. You’re the best and you should celebrate yourself on May 17th when it’s time for another SoundCloud Global Meetup Day. Save the date!

 Still wondering how to get involved? It is simple!

  1. Find your #scmeetup in your city here: Meetup.com/SoundCloud – if you do not find one there, you can create one (here is some info on how to do that)!
  2. Sign up for the meetup using Twitter, Facebook or creating a Meetup profile.
  3. Help plan or promote your meetup! You can use Facebook, Twitter or your blog to promote the meetup in your city. Remember to use the hashtag #scmeetup when you can.

Some notable Meetups that are being planned so far:

 United States – hosted by SoundCloud Heroes:

San FranciscoAustinBostonSeattleLos AngelesSyracuseChicago


IstanbulBerlinSalt Lake CityTokyoHong KongSingaporeTorontoMadridPerthBuenos Aires & so many more cities!!

So, will we see you on May 17th? Let us know in the comments or tweet us (@SoundCloud) using the hashtag #scmeetup & we will broadcast your Meetup!

If you have any questions or want to know more how you can get involved please feel free to email meetups [at] soundcloud [dot] com !

David Unmute Your City On Global Meetup Day!

Wouldn’t it be awesome if on Global Meetup Day, SoundClouders around the world create the song of their city? You could go out there, capture the sounds of your city and together with other SoundClouders re-use them in a song that reflects your city best. The Song Of Los Angeles? The Song Of Paris? The Song of Melbourne? If this sounds like you, then let’s unmute your city on May 25 and see your song featured right here on the blog afterwards.

Not a musician yourself? Not a problem at all. Everybody can participate:

Audio tour of your city: invite your friends to a sound safari across your city. Weird and odd, beautiful and frightening. Experience your city in a different way and record & share the sounds of your city with us and the world.

Sound City: in one minute or two, ask each other answering three simple questions: 1) Who are you 2) Where are you and 3) What’s special about your city and why. Ok, technically, that’s four but don’t tell anyone.

City Sound Ambassador: at your meetup with other SoundClouders ask them questions and record their favorite SoundCloud moments. Everyone’s got a story, we want to hear it.

Have another crazy-brilliant idea involving sounds? Let everybody know in the comments and go download our free iPhone and Android apps or find more awesome sound creation apps in the Apps Gallery to gear up.

Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Find out if there already is a meetup planned in your city or fill out this form so we can help you getting started and send you a meetup kit with shirts, stickers and name tags
  2. Set up your meetup over on our Meetup.com community from where you can spread the word to your friends
  3. Record a meetup shout-out in your language to inform friends & fans: http://soundcloud.com/upload
  4. Send us a tweet saying: “Hey @SoundCloud, I’m organizing a meetup in [insert your city] and we’re planning to [insert the awesomesauce you’re planning]!” and add the link to your recorded meetup shout-out so we can retweet it
  5. Be happy and get excited to see the sounds you create on the SoundCloud Meetup Map

Word on the street is that Santiago will be hosting a workshop and session at a music studio and that the Chicago meetup will be held at a book and music store with a guest appearance by SoundClouder Chill Factor-5. To get inspired, also check out these videos from meetups in Glasgow, London or Amsterdam.

SoundCloud’s Global Meetup Day is about you and your creations. Join thousands of SoundClouders in hundreds of cities all around the globe and together, let’s unmute your city.


David Highlights From Global Meetup Day

Wow what a fantastic day: for SoundCloud’s Global Meetup Day, more than a thousand SoundClouders attended over sixty meetups around the world. Every single meetup was unique in one way or another with attendances varying from a dozen into the hundreds. Thanks everyone for participating! It was truly amazing to see that many different gatherings unfold, it was actually quite thrilling to see so many SoundClouders meet in real life all around the world. We thought it’d be fun to share some of the amazing things we’ve seen from that day. Take a moment to dive in, let us know what you think in the comments and visit SoundCloud Meetup Map for the sounds of global meetups.


Created the backing track for their meetup podcast:


Featured Tim Exile’s interactive LiveJam, using the samples you sent him via SoundCloud!


Promoted their SoundCloud Colombia group as a great place to share their own music and learn of new talents.


Kicked off 64barmusic project, including discussing future monthly events to highlight local artists.

San Francisco

Featured an interesting live act:


Had a producer showcase along with a live mix.


Held a production lecture and finished with Chinese New Years’ celebrations.

New York City

Emanuel And The Fear performed an acoustic session:

Quick interview with Calvin Williams aka cdubny

Quick interview with 88-keys


Live jammed and exchanged tips.


Met with the desire create something for all of South America.



Gathered at a book & music store.

Hong Kong

Introductory seminar at the Hong Kong Social Media Week to show how to share music online.


Held workshops where they created tracks in groups.



Held seminars and played the attendees own music.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Played live & discussed potential future collaborations for Newcastle SoundClouders.


Cooperated with a Greater Boston festival for showcasing music, art and technology.


Had a couple of presentations along with several live acts.


Produced, jammed, recorded and mixed.


Met in a local radio station and created a mashup of everyone’s tracks:


A couple of improvisational performers brought circuit bending equipment and did live recordings, which was then remixed:

Second Life

Started by SoundClouders who couldn’t attend a meetup near their area but still wanted to join in on the fun. Totally awesome!

If you missed out, don’t worry, there are a couple of upcoming meetups and you can always organize your own here:

Moscow (February 26)

Birmingham (February 27)

Tokyo (March 4)

Geneva (March 5)

Chicago (March 9)

Seattle (March 9)

San Francisco (March 24)