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SoundCloud Voices

SoundCloud Voices is a weekly Community feature focusing on new spoken word creators found on SoundCloud.  It might be a podcast, radio show, audio book, interview, audio messages, a poem, anything!  Keep an eye out every Thursday for a new post.

Thursday, time for more insight into the world of spoken word on SoundCloud. This week we look at some examples of using SoundCloud at events.  Audio is a great way to capture talks and conferences quickly and easily. 

This week is the London Literature Festival hosted by the SouthBank centre, which is running until July 14th.  They have been using SoundCloud to host last year’s recordings and will be posting the great guest talks as they happen.  Look out for Zaha Hadid on her vision of the future and Linton Kwesi Johnson on the history of The Wailers later this week, or drop by to the SouthBank Centre if you can!  Here’s a talk by Owen Jones on “Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class”.

Owen Jones | Chavs: The Demonization of The Working Class by southbankcentre

Take a listen to some of the other recordings from the likes of Brett Easton Ellis, John Berger and Slavoj Žižek on their awesome micro site here.

Next up is the San Francisco Music Tech Summit.  This was back in May talking all things tech and music - they used SoundCloud to share the panel recordings.  Here’s a talk on scaling, featuring our CTO Eric, Dan Crow from Songkick and Tom Conrad from Pandora.

How To Scale by sfmusictech

And finally, there’s also Cheltenham Festivals who are running 4 themed festivals - jazz, science, music and literature.  They’ve been using SoundCloud to capture and share interviews with their guests and excerpts from some of the musical events.  Here’s a quick interview with scientist Brian Cox.

Brian Cox interview - #cheltscifest 2011 by Cheltenham Festivals

If you want to know more about how you can use SoundCloud for promoting and sharing your event, take a look at our SoundCloud for Events 101!

If you are interested in trying out SoundCloud as a spoken word podcast platform we are currently running a beta program which you can sign up for via this form.  Successful candidates will be emailed with further details.