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.


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.



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.


Hear POP ETC’s newest track, “Running in Circles.” For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to 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 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.

SoundCloud & Milk Studios Collaborate

This week we’re excited to share the news about our new collaboration with Milk Studios – we recently hosted an event in New York City with our independent On SoundCloud creators, Little Simz and GoldLink. Not only did these creators get an opportunity to play an intimate live set for NY locals but were interviewed by and participated in an exclusive photo shoot with Milk Studios.

For the low down on who these creators are, how they make their music and to check out the exclusive photoshoot, head over to or visit their SoundCloud pages:

Little Simz                           GoldLink

141120_MilkMade_050696_1    141120_MilkMade_050159_1

Photography by Mitchell Mclennan Creative Direction by Paul Bui

Get To Know Our SoundCloud Premier Creators

Welcome to a new SoundCloud blog series – Meet On SoundCloud Premier Partners – where we’ll be interviewing the first of the independent SoundCloud creators invited to be a part of the Premier level of On SoundCloud, our creator partner program. Premier partners can choose to monetize their tracks in the U.S. and share revenue generated on SoundCloud. We’ve been expanding the number of artists in the Premier Partner level since we launched On SoundCloud in August. Our first interview is with California-based Scott Woodruff, a multi-instrumentalist and producer who performs as Stick Figure.

Want to hear all about Stick Figure? Click here to check it out. In the meantime, here’s a recent Stick Figure track, called “Livin’ It”. For more information on our creator partner program On SoundCloud, head over to

New Podcasting Feature: Custom Titles for RSS Feeds

SoundCloud usernames are intentionally kept short to keep things looking tidy everywhere they need to be displayed – embedded players, mobile apps, etc. But we also understand that sometimes podcasters want to use longer, descriptive titles for their podcasts so apps like iTunes can pull in all relevant metadata.

Today, we’re pleased to announce custom titles for RSS feeds.

You can create a custom podcast title for your RSS feed by going to and filling out the field next to “Custom feed title.”

If no text is entered, your SoundCloud username will be used as the title of your podcast.

Want to join the podcasting beta? More info here.

Introducing SoundCloud Tracks in your Twitter Timeline with Audio Cards

Get ready to play some fresh SoundCloud tracks in your Twitter timeline on your mobile. Starting today, some SoundCloud creators can use Twitter’s new audio cards to share music & audio right in their followers’ Twitter timelines on both iOS and Android devices. Just hit the big play button to hear them. Even bigger news: soon, we’re making this new feature open to everyone.

SoundCloud Partners with Twitter on new Audio Cards

We’re launching Twitter audio cards with a small group of music & audio creators to begin with, including This American Life (@thisamerlife), NASA (@nasa) and The White House (@whitehouse), as well as David Guetta (@davidguetta), Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) and Zeds Dead (@whoszed). And in the coming weeks, we’ll be making the cards available to anyone who posts on SoundCloud. Everyone using Twitter on mobile will be able to hear what you’ve shared right there in their timeline. It’s a beautiful, integrated playing experience — you can even dock the audio card if you want to continue browsing in the Twitter app.

We’re excited to be working with Twitter to be the platform that’s making audio cards available to everyone, from global superstars to bedroom beatmakers. It’s just one more way that we’re collaborating with all kinds of partners to build the best creator tools for you.

Things Are Looking Better On The Web

Every day at SoundCloud we’re working to make our platform the best place to hear music & audio on the web. And today we’re excited to tell you that we’re amping up the way that things look, too.


Visuals are a crucial component of how you choose to share your music & audio, and now they’ll be backing every track on the web as they do on our iOS and Android apps and embedded players.


That’s not all — browsing a playlist is easier now that you can scroll through all of the tracks in your stream — no need to click over to the playlist’s page. Reading the comments on a waveform is faster, and when you go to add yours, the rest will fade into the background, making it easier for you to focus.  All of the comments and full replies are now available on the main track pages.

And for those who want to dig deeper into the details of what they’re hearing, we’ve moved all the essential info into one overlay: click ‘Read More’ to see it all in one place.

This original post can be found over on the main SoundCloud blog.

Chuck Inglish: Support From Your Network

In previous posts we’ve covered setting up your own contests and engagement initiatives on SoundCloud, as well as how to use features like Timed Comments, Reposting and Playlists to connect with the community.

SoundCloud is ideal for working with blogs and media partners when it comes to promoting track premieres, album streams, or any other creative initiative. We know that remix contests are a great way to give back to the community and work closely with some of your biggest fans, and one of the best ways to give your contest the launch it deserves is to reach out to your network of blogs and like-minded artists and ask for their support.

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 16.38.03

In his recent remix contest for “Legs” Chuck Inglish collaborated with, asking them to embed the track stems the link to the SoundCloud group for submissions. This gave the contest an official landing page, helping entrants find information quickly and easily. Chuck’s network combined with the extended reach of also ensured that the contest reached new fans and spread the message about his contest effectively.

Contact blogs you’ve worked closely with on other campaigns, or try out a brand new partner to gauge success. Explore your SoundCloud stats to decipher which sites are bringing you the most traffic and engage with them help promote your campaigns and spread your message to a wider audience.

Click here to read more about contests on SoundCloud, and here for more info on Stats.