hi, do u mind if im asking how can i download some tunes in this tumblelog?
If a user has chosen to allow downloads for their tracks, you’ll see an arrow in the right on the players pointing down. Hit it and your download is a go. If it’s greyed out, well then the user doesn’t want their track to be available for download.
And of course, our own meetup at Soundcloud HQ in Berlin.
Users are also teaming up in New York, Amsterdam, Toronto, (and many more) to find somewhere to meet. If your town isn’t in the list, get involved! There a loads of you showing interest in meetups, all you need is to choose a location, and meet up!
Welcome to Part 2 of our Old-Skoolers series, where we’ll be featuring some of our earliest users. We want to thank them for sticking with us through thick and thin - from Stockholm to Berlin, from zero to 1 million users! This week, we’re putting the focus on a few incredibly talented producers. (If you missed our post last week on record labels, check it out here.) So, what are their thoughts on SoundCloud?
"SoundCloud has probably been the most beneficial tool I’ve found on the internet for quick and easy music sharing. If it weren’t for SoundCloud, I probably wouldn’t have half the listeners that I do now. I like that I can upload music and share it with sites like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, etc. with just one click - and then get your music out to thousands of people instantly. The fact that users can leave comments of their thoughts on your music is great for gaining feedback, too.
I think it speaks volumes when you even have producers like Skream using the service. Anyone making music should seriously consider using SoundCloud if they want people to hear their music. The internet has opened up the music industry to far more people than it has ever been able to and, personally, I don’t know how anyone couldn’t only benefit from having a Soundcloud account - I know I have.”
Thanks for the love James! Check out one of his drum ‘n bass tracks here:
"I’ve been writing electronica as Ochre for about a decade now, relying heavily upon online promotion and distribution of my music since day one. As soon as I heard about SoundCloud and looked into them, it was clear that a lot of thought and hard work had gone into providing such a sleek and usable site, with a great community infrastructure (it’s certainly no surprise that SoundCloud is a big hit with remix competitions). I’ve also yet to see shareable widgets that look as good and perform as well as those provided by SoundCloud, making word-of-mouth promotion simple and effective. Their continued success and growth is certainly well-deserved from my experience."
"We use SoundCloud to keep our fans updated on our new tracks and sets. I like it because it’s all about the music - no loads of pictures, videos, or the "hi baby, i miss you, liked that pic" messages - it’s music and that’s it. Everyone who’s on SoundCloud is there because they love music." -Dudu Palandre
"I accidentally discovered SoundCloud when I won the Noir Music remix competition last year. Since then, I’ve been hooked - it’s changed the whole way in which music leaves my computer! With just one click, I can contact labels or showcase my current projects to either a wide or select array of users. I’ve not only discovered a lot of new artists that I like, but also intensified relationships with producers that I already knew. I also use SoundCloud as one of the hosts to host my monthly radio show, “Audio Elements.” SoundCloud really closes the gap between musicians, record labels and fans.”
“The two companies believe the partnership will lead people to use SoundCloud in new ways. Symons says VC Audio Pro is being used by radio reporters and voiceover artists all over the world. “SoundCloud now gives those people another great way to share their content,” he says. “It’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s very affordable.”—
Quick question. I follow a bunch of people on my soundcloud and i was wondering if there is a way to randomize my dashboard so i can play it like a radio station?
Unfortunately not. You can, however, click the first track and it will jump to the next track on your Dashboard once it’s over. Depending on the variety of users you follow, this can be quite random and almost like radio.