“Music and audio sharing service for artists, SoundCloud, today announced the launch of their App Gallery, “a nice home for all the apps using the SoundCloud API.” In the process they are demonstrating how startups can develop thriving application ecosystems without the “get rich quick” motivation that drives many developers to create for that other app store.”—Nice write-up over on Arctic Startups about the App Gallery and developer resources we launched yesterday.
We just pushed our Christmas Release just in time for the holiday season. Here’s the short version, full details are in our blog post.
People Finder: match your contacts from other networks & platforms
Updated iPhone app: access and listen to your favorites
Secret Widgets: add players of your tracks & sets to password-protected sites
App Gallery & developer resources:
We love developers using our API. It’s time to pay them respect with a nice App Gallery, featuring all applications built on top of the SoundCloud data. Also, find brand-new developer pages giving hackers access to everything they need to get the coding started.
We’ve teamed up with the best companies around to offer SoundCloud Premium users special offers. Companies include Ableton, Native Instruments, MOO.com, YouLicense, Juno Download and more.
“If you are a musician today, chances are you will work with hugely popular software Live that was created by the Berlin company Ableton. It runs on a laptop, replaces expensive recording studios and lets you tinker with songs at home, or in an airport lounge. Once you are happy with your opus you will probably use SoundCloud, a new online platform, to publish it. Here, you can upload big chunks of music-data for free and share it with the world. SoundCloud was started by two young Stockholmers in 2007 – in Berlin.”—
You know I feel sometimes that always finding new music is counter-productive, I say this because I have to think long and hard to tell you my favorite song or album. I always feel like I’m missing something and just refering to something that I’m currently hooked on. What do you think?
Manchester-based band Delphic are pretty hot at the moment. With recent appearances on Jools Holland and making the BBC Sound 2010 shortlist they’re getting ready to release their debut Ewan Pearson produced album Acolyte on 11th January. Meanwhile they’re making all the stems from lead single ‘Doubt’ available for you to remix. Take a listen below and then read on…
There’s a bit of twist to the contest. In fact there are three twists…
1) You’ll need to scavenge the music blogosphere for all the best stems. Start the hunt on Electrorash blog. And actually it’s pretty easy from there.
3) The guys behind the Delphic site have built some rather wonderful wizardry using our API so that you can upload your remixes to the band directly and have added a natty little voting button next to each submitted track.
Clever huh? So it’s time to get busy! We’re looking forward to hearing what you do.