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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 SoundCloud Next Wave: Ever-Evolving Funk in Rio & São Paulo

SoundCloud heads to South America in its fourth SoundCloud Next Wave episode, spotlighting the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil.

“Visão,” follows the rising stars of the funk music genre, MC Bin Laden, DJ Yuri Martins, MC 2K, MC WM, DJ Polyvox and Kondzilla, as they take the funk scene beyond just a music style and toward a larger movement poised for the international stage. Check out the episode below.

Gaining popularity in the 1980’s, Brazil’s funk music genre, also known as baile funk, funk carioca or favela funk, is ever-evolving and rising, even as it’s faced prejudices by the local government because of its origin.

While lyrically the genre has stayed close to its Brazilian roots reflecting life in favelas, the genre’s sound has evolved and matured to include a rich variety of pockets, sounds and styles, influenced by everything from Miami-bass to trap and rap.

This evolution is in part because of the rise of streaming services like SoundCloud, which offers accessibility to the largest and most diverse library of audio content, and a connected community of creators, listeners and curators. In fact, since 2015, we’ve seen a 52% increase in the number of uploaded tracks tied the Brazilian funk genre on the SoundCloud platform.

The title of the episode, which in English means ‘vision’ and links to the local Portuguese slang phrase ‘passa a visão,’ meaning ‘to share ideas,’ makes a nod to the connections and sharing capabilities streaming offers creators.

SoundCloud Next Wave seeks to highlights the exciting local creator communities propelled by the people-powered platform. Previously highlighted cities in the series include New York City with “Extended Mix,” Toronto with “Northern Stars” and Los Angeles with “Degenerate Generation.”

Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming episodes rounding out the series, set in London and Berlin.