Get to know the Hans Zimmer contest finalists on our blog. Hear about how they created their contest submissions and use SoundCloud as a CV to showcase their work and connect with a global audience.
Deploys/updates made from March 17 - April 6 -
Long time no see! Here are some of the changes we’ve made recently:
- Comedy Month!
- Fixed missing icons on stats header.
- Added hashtags.
- Fixed broken playlist listen page when coming from playlist tags page.
- Stats: removed 7 days minimum time range limit.
- Stats: show…
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This is not a late April Fool’s joke (seriously, it’s not). (And that was not a ploy to get you to believe that this is not a late April Fool’s joke even though it actually is.) (Trust us, it’s not.) (For real.)
We’re excited to announce that Funny or Die is presenting Comedy Month on SoundCloud for all of April. Each week, they’ll create a new playlist of some of their favorite comedy tracks available on SoundCloud. Other partners like Comedy Central, Kevin Smith’s SModCo, and Earwolf will also be uploading new stand up and comedy podcasts on a regular basis.
Hear all the hilarity at comedymonth.soundcloud.com.
Hans Zimmer Wants You!! Contest Finalists
Congratulations to composers Daniel Suett, Eirik Røland and Ryan Taubert for being the finalists of the Hans Zimmer Wants You!! contest powered by SoundCloud.
Hear their submissions in the set here.
A message from Hans Zimmer:
“Response to our contest has been beyond all expectation with an outstanding level of talent and we received an overwhelming number of potential winning entries. While we could only choose three finalists, we discovered many more outstanding composers and plan to reach out to as many as possible! So, even if you didn’t win – don’t be disheartened - there’s still a chance you could work with Bleeding Fingers!
I need to say an enormous thank you for your generosity, it is clear that many midnight candles have been burnt and much passion poured into a mind blowing torrent of music. I continue to be astounded by the diversity, ingenuity and commitment to your art. While listening, we quickly realized that art and music cannot be judged like a bicycle race or a football game. Music needs to be lived with for a while, music sometimes takes time to be discovered by us in ourselves. We had many thousands of entries, all with a strong point of view, filled with creativity. None of this feels like it was done casually or in haste. So I don’t want to be casual about it either and be respectful of the ideas, the efforts of fellow artists and let this become more of a dialogue between us all into the future than an end to a conversation that’s just starting to get interesting.” - Hans