Web profile updates – easier navigation and header images

First impressions count, and being able to decide how your fans see and hear what you make is a big part of expressing yourself. Over the next few days, we’ll be gradually rolling out an updated profile layout on SoundCloud.com to everyone. Here’s a quick rundown of the improvements.

One of the most requested features by creators and listeners alike is the ability to view someone’s Tracks, Playlists, and Reposts separately. The new profile layout enables anyone to easily select between All Posts, or the Tracks, Playlists, and Reposts posted to a profile. We’ve also tidied up how user info is displayed on your profile.

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For creators, this means that any of the 175 million monthly SoundCloud listeners can now go straight to the tracks you’ve uploaded. It also means that you can get a great sense of someone’s taste by checking out their Playlists and Reposts.

The feature that has been requested most in the last year (by a very long way!) is the ability to upload a header image to your profile. We’re happy to announce that the wait is over – starting today, the header image is coming to everyone.

We’re going to roll the ability to upload a header image out to creators on Pro and Pro Unlimited plans over the course of the next few days, then we’ll gradually open the feature to everyone else. We can’t wait to see how you choose to customize your profile’s look. Until you upload a header image to your profile, a gradient based on your profile image will be displayed.

We’ll keep refining with the help of your feedback, so stay tuned for more updates to your profile coming soon.

The SoundCloud App for Apple Watch is Here

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It’s time to tell you about the latest addition to our suite of free iOS apps: today, we’re launching SoundCloud for Apple Watch. The new app makes it even easier for you to hear the freshest tracks when you’re out and about, from your daily commute to going out for a run.

Simply pair your iPhone with your Apple Watch and go. Swipe up to identify the song that’s playing from your iPhone. The ‘Now Playing’ screen will show you a track’s title, artist and artwork. Swipe left and right to go back and forwards, tap lightly to start or stop a track, and add tracks to your Collection with a firmer tap.

Head to the Apple Store to download SoundCloud for your Apple Watch.

Get to Know On SoundCloud Premier Partner GoldLink

On SoundCloud Premier Partner GoldLink has been making waves as a rapper out of the DMV area with only only one album The God Complex under his belt. Find out about his favorite instrument and how he uses SoundCloud to learn about his fans and collaborate with other artists.

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GoldLink’s new music video of “Sober Thoughts” premiered yesterday. Stream the track below on SoundCloud.

For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to on.soundcloud.com. To read the full interview and more from On SoundCloud Premier Partners, click here.

Get to Know On SoundCloud Premier Partner Blackbear

On SoundCloud Premier Partner Blackbear is Mat Musto, a singer-songwriter with an R&B electronic sound who first started out producing and writing for other artists. When exploring his career as a solo artist, he would upload a song a week and has built his following since 2012. Check out his sounds below and the full interview here.

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Hear Blackbear’s “deadroses” on SoundCloud:

For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to on.soundcloud.com. To read more interviews from On SoundCloud Premier Partners, click here.

Get to Know On SoundCloud Premier Partner Boombox Cartel

On SoundCloud Premier Partner Boombox Cartel also known as Jorge Medina and Americo Garcia are an electronic music duo based out of Los Angeles. They share how SoundCloud is their “go-to music platform” and how creating a song completely different from what’s envisioned can be the greatest part of the creative process.

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Hear Boombox Cartel’s latest track “B2U” below.

For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to on.soundcloud.com. To read the full interview and more interviews from On SoundCloud Premier Partners, click here.

Introducing: Improved track editing tools

Great news for music and audio creators – you can now edit the artwork, tags, privacy settings, and permissions for multiple tracks at once. You can also add multiple tracks to existing playlists or create a new playlist with selected tracks.

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If you have a large amount of tracks uploaded to your account, you can now find your older tracks quickly by using the paging buttons located at the top-right of the page.

To get to your tracks page, select “Tracks” from the navigation bar (see below), or sign into your account and go to https://soundcloud.com/you/tracks

SoundCloud Tracks Menu

We hope these additions help you spend less time administering your tracks, and more time making them.

Introducing: Our new resigned iPad app

Today we have announced our iPad app redesign. We want you to be able to listen to SoundCloud anytime, anywhere. We’re excited to share that you can now discover, collect and share the latest tracks with our new, beautifully-redesigned iPad app.

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The new app will probably look familiar. The update brings the iPad up to par with our iPhone app. Easy to use and beautiful to look at, it takes just a few taps to browse through fresh tracks. Build playlists and add favorites to your Collection. Log in, and everything you’ve collected is already there.

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As with our iPhone app, we decided to remove the Record button in order to build the best possible listening experience.

Click over to the App Store to download our new iPad app.

 

Get to Know On SoundCloud Premier Partner POP ETC

We recently sat down with our On SoundCloud Premier creator, Christopher Chu of POP ETC, an indie rock band based out of Brooklyn, NY.  We asked a few questions about their evolving sound and fans who keep them motivated.

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Hear POP ETC’s newest track, “Running in Circles.” For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to on.soundcloud.com. To read the full interview and more interviews from On SoundCloud Premier Partners, click here.

Introducing Collection

On Monday, we launched Collection to make it easy for creators to build a personalized home on the web for their favorite music & audio. Creators can follow artists, like tracks and playlists, build their own playlists and be the first to hear what’s new from their favorite creators. Think of this as a personal private playlist to enjoy music in just one click. This new feature is available for SoundCloud on the web or on iOS and will be coming to Android in 2015. overview_blog playlist_blog You can play your liked tracks in the order that you’ve added them, or mix it up with the Likes shuffle. Head over to https://soundcloud.com/you/collection to get started with your Collection.

iOS Playlist Creation: Compile, Share and Enjoy Anywhere Now

You’re already listening to playlists when you’re on the go on our iPhone app. Now, create and add to them on your phone too! This week we’ve added playlist creation on iOS. Press the play button below to see how it works.

 

This is just the beginning: we’re upgrading our app for iPad, too, coming in early 2015. We’ll let you know as soon as it drops.  For more details on how to get started, click here.