Future Noise Music are proud to announce a Remix Contest for the track “No Rockefeller” (listen above) a firm fan favourite from Poly Styrene's ‘Generation Indigo’ album, released one month before her untimely death on 25 April 2011.
The winning remix will be marketed and released digitally on Future Noise Music with all proceeds from the track going to The U.N. Refugee Agency to help refugees and famine in Somalia.
Remix “Skyline” from You And What Army (listen above), make a tutorial explaining how you created part of your remix and upload your track to SoundCloud for a chance to win Primeloops samples, a Soundcloud premium account, Missing Pieces – Feedback Echo Refill, Reason 6 and more!
The clever people at thinglink have incorporated our record feature in to what they do, letting you tell the story behind your images.
Log on to thinglink and start tagging your images, maybe you want to comment on a photograph you’re uploading, maybe you have a soundtrack to it, or you might just want to share the ambient sounds around you when that picture was taken.
Etsy sellers are using this feature to demonstrate the sounds of the instruments they have for sale on their tumblr page.
And here’s Community manager Parker giving a demonstration about similar instruments right here:
Olli from thinglink has put together a short video to show you how you can take advantage of this feature. Use it how you will, and start telling the world the story behind your images.
Did you know that my entire second album ’The Rhythm You Started‘ is available on SOUNDCLOUD? Which of course means that it’s really very easy to share my songs on Tumblr!.. If you wanted to.. just saying.. y’know.. :D
Here’s one I made earlier. The title track. Huzzah for soundcloud/tumblr audio post integration!
Miss anything last week on the SoundCloud tumblr? Here’s a quick recap of what went on on the week of 12 - 18th September. This week featuring Ed Sheeran, Soul Mates Never Die, Patrick Wolf, NYC Nomad and Ja Ja Ja music!
We love Radiolab here at SoundCloud. Anytime they share a new recording, our clouds go booom.
In this short, Jad Abumrad presents the electrifying sounds of three mind-bending musical acts: Brooklyn duo Buke & Gass, drummer Glenn Kotche of Wilco, and the one-and-only Reggie Watts. Their performances were recorded live in June 2011 at Radiolab’s Curious Sounds concert in NYC.
A lot of people ask me if I use the website couchsurfing for my project. Though I’ve only used it once to stay in NYC (in the Bronx!), I have couchsurfed in places like Dubai and Hong Kong and it was part of the initial inspiration for becoming a nomad.
A friend of mine got married in Omaha so I decided I’d check out the Heartland and couchsurf for a few days. Matt and Emily were awesome hosts and I took a few minutes to interview them. He’s had over 8 people stay with him at once !
More to come from Omaha. I found an interesting guy for City Stories who started an art space.
I was really impressed with how good of a podcasting platform SoundCloud is. It’s a breeze to setup the account and start uploading. Getting an RSS feed and submitting to iTunes is also easy. And since SoundCloud is building out apps for all the popular mobile devices, you can listen pretty much anywhere on anything. Yet another USV portfolio company kicking ass. Well done SoundCloud. And most of all, well done Tyrone and Raph. Thanks for doing this.
So cool! Fred Wilson just blogged that his MBA Monday posts are now available as AVC community-driven audio versions via a dedicated SoundCloud podcasting account.
Subscribe to the feed from here and earn your “Street MBA” courtesy by Fred.
I’ll be spending the week on 132nd and Madison. This will be my first week in East Harlem and neighborhood number 43 in New York City.
The neighborhood contains the highest geographical concentration of low income public housing projects in the United States.
What should I do and who should I meet?
Each week, I’m searching for and interviewing the most interesting person in the neighborhood. I’m documenting this project using the SoundCloud iPhone App. Have a story you want to tell? Send it to me and I’ll post it to the City Stories Group page. Here’s a clip from Carroll Gardens.
“I kind of get the feeling that the whole city of Berlin is a start-up,” said Alexander Ljung, chief executive and one of the founders of SoundCloud. “It’s fast-moving, chaotic. You don’t really know where it’s headed, but you know it’s headed in a good direction, and that’s a start-up feel.”—
SoundClouder Of The Day | John Califra | The Last Flight of Petr Ginz, Postlude: Testament to the Spirit of Petr Ginz
Let’s finish off this week with some soundtrack compositions, how does that sound? Good, right? Hear John Califra’s well-organized film music on SoundCloud, and for a sneak preview, listen to “The Last Flight of Petr Ginz, Postlude: Testament to the Spirit of Petr Ginz” above!
Every Friday we are going to share a new tip that you may not have already known about how to use SoundCloud and in turn we hope this will improve your experience.
Did you know that SoundCloud is great to use for contests? Previously used by the likes of Ministry of Sound, Two Door Cinema Club, Local Natives and Röyksopp we offer three different options to running a contest, each with their own different benefits to suit your needs. You can use a group for your contest, use your personal dropbox for a contest and use the remix platform for running a contest.
Want to know about the Arts in Omaha? For last week’s city stories feature, I tracked down Ed, who helped start a place called Hot Shops - a huge studio space North of Downtown. Ed’s been blowing glass for over 30 years and started this project 10 years ago. Go see him (and the other artists) if you ever make it to Omaha.
I found some other sounds in Nebraska, including the locusts that seem to be ubiquitous (and loud), some sounds from Omaha’s zoo, and interviews with Nebraskans at a 9/11 concert.
SoundClouder Of The Day | dismalhiker | Evening frog chorus at pond in Ouachita Mountains Aug-13-2011 (Shure MX391/O)
John Carroll is known as dismalhiker on SoundCloud. He records nature sounds from the Ouachita Mountains area of Arkansas, USA. Have a listen to a 5-minute frog chorus above and hear the rest of his sounds here.
This weeks SoundCloud Voices takes a look at the 9/11 tributes and retrospectives that took place over the weekend. The Robin Hood Foundation, WNYC and ABC News Radio all used SoundCloud as a way to share their audio. Read more on the blog here and take a listen to the September 11th: America Remembers by ABC News Radio.
AOL, Microsoft and Yahoo are teaming up in the ads space against Google. Windows 8 Developer Preview is alive and well, and available for download. TechStars launches an accelerator that has an entire focus on the cloud. Google launches its first travel search
You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web.
“Our product is the aggregate of these solutions, both digital and emotional, bound together by a single idea: we believe sound is social and that it has the potential to be as important as video or photos both on the web and in our lives.”—Caroline Drucker: Listening for the Sounds of Innovation
Here’s Jeanne! She’s based in Santa Cruz, USA, and puts together tracks of all genres! You can hear one of her alternative tracks above and head to her SoundCloud page to hear folk, reggae and some electronic music.
Head over to remix.moby.com to get your hands on the parts for “Lie Down In Darkness” (listen above) and make your own remixes or versions of the track!
"This way you can do your remix, or just borrow/sample my sounds (I see sampling as a form of flattery). You’ll be in good company, as Paul Van Dyk, Photek, Michael Mayer, Chris Leibing, Sei A, Gregor Tresher, Arno Cost, Rob Da Bank, Ben Hoo, Kasper Bjork, Document One, Clouds and Bassjackers have all done ‘Lie Down In Darkness’ remixes.
I hope you enjoy the multitracks. Do a good remix. Become famous. Buy a private plane. Build a villa in Ibiza. Collect horses on your private horse farm in Bedford, NY. Spend new years with Martha Stewart and P. Diddy in St Barths. Buy a condo on the moon. and etc… All from doing your own ‘Lie Down In Darkness’ remix. And if you sell your remix and don’t tell me, that’s fine, I guess. Well, within reason. If you sell your remix and make some money maybe do something nice with it, like take your mom out to dinner.
TakesQuestions is one of the many ways you can use SoundCloud to interview artists and get to know your fan base, check out our previous SoundCloud Spotted posts for more examples, and click here for more information on using SoundCloud for interviews!
Today’s find takes us to the Lower East Side with the Guggenheim Museum’s BMW Lab. The lab is a new project by the Guggenheim Museum built to ignite discussions in urban development. As the Guggenheim’s mission statement says:
The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory traveling to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the Lab addresses issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for city life.
The program is divided into three two-year cycles, each with their own unique theme. The theme for this cycle is Confronting Comfort bringing into discourse the challenge of mixing individual and collective comfort with social and environmental responsibility. I provide a lot more info in the recording so press play and enjoy!
Hi guys! I hope you’re all doing well and had a great weekend/Monday. I thought I’d make one more little post before I depart tomorrow for Berlin, so I’ve chosen this lovely recording from Silvia Maggi (who’s soundwalk in Milan was featured last week).
This short clip features a great violinist busking in Milan. As Silvia puts it, “After lunch on a fine sunny day: this music perfectly fits.”
I agree! Such a pleasant sound to come across, and from a North American perspective, the fact that you’re in Milan when you captured this makes it a lot more romantic to me.
Thank you very much for sharing, Silvia! I hope to hear more of your great city sounds soon :)
Keep the submissions coming, folks! I’ll probably be taking a week or two to settle in Berlin, but I’ll definitely be keeping the blog going. And to my Toronto followers: I hope you continue to record and capture our great city! I’ll miss it a lot, so I’d love to receive some submissions from home while I’m away!
Producer Sessions Live 2011 hit up London’s SAE Institute earlier this month and featured more producers, more gear and more opportunity for today’s music makers to get on the fast track to success with five floors and twenty demo rooms filled with tutorials, gear demos and essential advice for upcoming producers.
The event brought together intimate tutorial sessions from some of the biggest names in music production alongside the chance to get hands-on with the latest hi-tech recording gear within a studio environment.
SoundCloud went along to check it out and stumbled across some great interviews with some of the best studio and music-making equipment companies around! Check out an interview with mixing consoles and recording studio hardware manufacturer Solid State Logic in the player above then click here to check out some more interviews with companies such as FXpansion, Sample Magic and Korg!
Interested in using SoundCloud for your own interviews? Find out more here.
FMQB, the USA’s hot source for radio industry news and music industry updates has been offering up a great selection of artist interviews over the past couple of months, covering questions about their records and providing track-by-track commentaries.
Check out an interview with Tom Morello discussing his acoustic solo act The Nightwatchman above before heading here to take a look at the full article and listen to the rest of the interview!
Don’t forget to check out their SoundCloud profile for interviews with artists such as Incubus, Staind and Trivium, and if you’re interested in using SoundCloud for artist interviews you can find more information here.
Take a listen to the latest installment of This Week in SoundCloud, recapping what’s been going on on SoundCloud from September 5 through to the 9th. This week featuring Damon Albarn, The NYC Nomand, ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’ and Kermit the Frog!!!