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Brendan SoundCloud Clubhouse at SXSW 2014 Wrap Up

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Whew! We’re just back at SoundCloud HQ after three amazing days at the SoundCloud Clubhouse, all thanks to the artists and music & comedy fans who converged at South By Southwest to join us in a celebration of the SoundCloud community.

This was our first year as an official venue: with the help of some incredible designers and a lot of orange (our favorite color) we transformed the Lustre Pearl on Rainey Street into the SoundCloud Clubhouse for three days and nights of performances from major artists and emerging talents across all kinds of genres.

Wednesday night, headlined by Zed’s Dead, was bass and drop heavy, with supporting sets from Ryan Hemsworth, Tourist, RAC, RÜFÜS DU SOL and the comedy variety show of Imaginary Radio.

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Zed’s Dead

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Ryan Hemsworth

Daytime sets on Thursday and Friday featuring emerging musicians from the SoundCloud community included Starlight Girls, AGO (Waldo, Sango, Joose, The SEVENth, Famous Ame), Hefna Gwap, Heidi Harris, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Kris OrlowskiCyra Morgan, Black & White YearsYalls, and Spazzkid.

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Thursday night was our hip hop showcase, headlined by SchoolBoyQ and packed from the moment it kicked off. Earlier sets featured Chuck Inglish, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Two-9, and London-based rapper Little Simz. Comedian TJ Miller opened the night with an act that included The Hot 8 Brass Band playing New Orleans funk, fake cops, an auction for an inflatable astronaut, and a “spontaneous” Korean dance crew break.

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 SchoolBoy Q 

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TJ Miller

We closed things out on Friday with a long set from Classixx that lasted until 2 am. Supporting were a fantastic mix of indie and electronic influenced acts including Lemaitre, Panama, The InternetKaytranada, and Touch Sensitive.

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We also had a chance to connect with many of our featured artists during sound checks and interviews in the green room. The one thing they all had in common? How hard they are all working on their careers, with the SoundCloud community as a major part of the process, helping them grow professionally and creatively. Keep an ear out on our social channels — we’ll be sharing interviews we taped at the Clubhouse in the coming weeks. You can see more pictures from throughout the week on our Instagram or on Facebook and Google +.

The SoundCloud Clubhouse could never have happened without many, many amazing people who made it a success. Our thanks go out to everyone: SXSW, the Austin Police Department, and the Lustre Pearl staff, Anthony Georgis, Houndstooth Studios, Transmission Events, all of the incredible musicians and comedians, everyone in the energetic crowds each night, and anyone that stopped by the Clubhouse. Thanks for being a part of the SoundCloud community. We’ll see you next year.

SoundCloud Sounds By South West

Phew, it’s SXSW time already. For those who don’t know SXSW is one of the biggest events for both the music and tech communities. Seeing as SoundCloud hits the sweet spot directly between those two things it’s no surprise that we have a whole bunch of interesting activities lined up for the week. And we want to get you involved too. So here’s our SXSW wrap up…

Get Involved! Become a SXSW Sound Ambassador

With so many interesting people, discussions, bands and music going down in Austin during SXSW it’s the perfect place to start playing with our Record features (available for iPhone and Android). And this is where you come in…

We’re looking for 20 official SXSW Sound Ambassadors (ideally 10 attending Interactive and 10 attending Music) to pound the streets of downtown Austin using the SoundCloud App to record sounds, tag their locations and taking pics. All these sounds will then be featured on our special Sounds By South West map. Neat huh? Everyone we choose will also get an account upgrade and SoundCloud goodie bag with stickers, badges and a t-shirt. All you need to do is apply here by Friday 11th March. But be quick, we’ll pick the best people as soon as we can.

We’ve also teamed up with both Blue Microphones and Billboard (more news on that soon). And we’ll be revealing another special project that involves a VC and lots of elevators in Austin. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can use the SoundCloud mobile app to record then read our 101 on ‘Audio Tweeting‘.

Get Involved! Add Your Music to our SXSW Showcase Group

Of course we don’t want to leave you musicians and bands out. Our friends at Paper Garden Records have thrown up a group for anyone who is playing in Austin during SXSW. If you’re playing and have some tracks to showcase then go ahead and add them here. And if you’re a blogger or journalist then please feel free to go ahead and embed the group in any posts or features you might be writing.

SXSW 2011 Showcasing bands!

Come and Learn

One of the things we love about SXSW is the sheer amount of new things you can learn. Both Interactive and Music have a great lineup of panels and presentations during the day. We’re pleased to say that we’ll be speaking too:

Come and Meet us

Whatever you’re doing at SXSW then we want to hang out and say hello. So SoundCloud is throwing two different meetups with some of our friends from the world of music + tech.