At the moment, true. They are the YouTube of audio and are making it easy. I love the way their system is open. You can tap into their API and link SoundCloud into your own application and website. That is how they are going to grow their importance.
If they stay focused on just delivering audio, SoundCloud could become ubiquitous. If they try to compete with the people who are supporting them, it will get problematic. If they just work hard to be the very best at storing, streaming and accessing audio, they will do very well. It’s a great service.
This seems like a really stupid question but how do i embed the soundcloud player on tumblr? I tried it the obvious way to no avail and after googling it all i found was this guide which again lists the no brainer way: http://watchingthewatchers.org/indepth/1355327/embed-soundcloud-tumblr
But every time i hit post all i get is the code on the screen. Again, i'm sorry to bother you with something that should be really simple but what am i doing wrong?
Hi Ruan & others who had the same question.
Currently, there are two ways to add SoundCloud players to Tumblr posts:
1. Paste the SoundCloud widget embed code as a Video post
2. Select a Text post and click html from the editing options. Add the embed code and click update and it will add the player to your text post. This also works for all other native Tumblr posts where html editing is supported.
Bonus 1: if you’d like to add a DropBox widget to your blog, you’d want to add it to your theme template.
Five Q's, five A's and one advice from Morgan Page
Hey Morgan, thanks for taking the time to answer these couple of questions. Tell us a bit about you: who are you, where are you from, where are you headed?
My name is Morgan Page. I’m a DJ, producer, and remixes originally from Vermont, but based in Los Angeles. I am headed wherever the music and airplanes take me.
I noticed the link to your Twitter account in the main tabs of your website navigation. How come you made it this prominent? What’s the motivation behind it?
Twitter is the best way for people to find out what’s happening right now — I like to post insights from the studio, thoughts on the road, and links to new tracks and mixes as soon as they are posted online.
How important is technology in your daily life and as an artist in particular? What are you three favorite tech/gadget/services?
Technology plays a big role. I’m addicted to my iPhone, my analog synths, and my Soundcloud!
What about that iPhone app? Tell us about it.
It’s a cool little free app made by iLike that keeps people posted on the latest shows and media. It’s a useful tool for connecting with fans.
It’s great to see that you make use of your SoundCloud account to the fullest. How did you learn about SoundCloud and how do you use it / like about it?
I think I heard about it from a friend during the Beta cycle and thought I’d give it a try. I felt it was a unique and secure way to offer music with a cool visual flare.
Finally, since you’re such an avid Twitter user, each in no less than 140 characters, what are your top three advices to artists?
Keep your studio setup simple - but buy quality gear and cables.
Create your own sound, don’t just copy others
Build your own rules and limitations, then break them
Thanks for your time, Morgan!
Morgan is a Pro Plus user and you can stream his full album ‘Believe’ here.
DiS loves Metric. So much so we released Live it Out and Emily’s Knives… solo album on our label. DiS Recordings is on hiatus else we would have released Fantasies (8/10 review) too! Metric have a new edition of the record streaming on Spotify, to promote their forthcoming show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and it includes some new tracks, including the above remix.
“Yes, the cool thing with flickr is you can build these other websites and applications that use flickr as a photo platform. We realized that was completely missing from audio. For users, we created a simple service for sharing music that they created. For developers, we made a platform. We were thinking about this early on because we know the founders from flickr. I think building [SoundCloud] as a platform really came about in the beginning.”—Interview with SoundCloud founder and CEO Alexander Ljung - Connecting Me To You
Meet Titus And The Raindrops, a producing artist and SoundCloud user from LA
A couple weeks back, LA-based producer Titus and the Raindrops joined our monthly user chat (join us on April 1st, no joke!) and we started emailing shortly after. I really liked the diversity of Titus’ productions and felt like he had a lot of interesting things to say so I asked him if he’d be up to answer a couple if my questions.
The HypeCloud Player is in full action as bands from SXSW are uploading tracks.Come have a listen to what bands are already getting involved. Like anything? Click on ‘Share’ in the player and get blogging!
Check out one of my discoveries from the HypeCloud Player, Afghan Raiders:
Long but good article on Gizmodo about the current state of record label land. Nothing striking new if you’re in the industry (sic) but if you want to get an overview about what’s up, we recommend you take ten minutes to read it.
“While the upcoming features for the revamped MySpace aim to do just this, there are several other companies that have been vying for MySpace’s market share for some time. SoundCloud is one such service that is gaining traction, offering the music services for the likes of MySpace users, and nothing else. When it comes to creating a hub with the end goal of servicing its customers, it’s amazing what kinds of products you get as a result.”—Kristen Nicole - Bub.blicio.us