SoundCloud Stories February 18, 2020

SoundCloud for iPhone and iPad now integrates with Files app, Android uploads coming later

This week SoundCloud is rolling out support for users to upload tracks directly within its iOS app on iPhone and iPad. The new functionality also includes the ability to upload album artwork and more.

SoundCloud Stories December 14, 2017

SoundCloud has announced ‘a brand new home experience’ with a new look and a focus on personalized recommendations as it seeks to work its way out of its financial troubles.

With over 170 million tracks, there’s always something new to stream, share, or get stuck in your head on SoundCloud. For listeners who want to discover music first, the new SoundCloud home serves up curated recommendations, personalized playlists, and exclusive culture-focused audio content—direct from creators and often years ahead of what’s on the mainstream charts …

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SoundCloud Stories August 12, 2017

SoundCloud secures its ‘largest financing round,’ names former Vimeo exec new CEO

As rumors suggested earlier this month, SoundCloud has officially confirmed that it has secured investments from The Raine Group and Temasek. The company outlined the investments in a blog post, while it also announced that former Vimeo executive Kerry Trainor will be taking over as CEO…

SoundCloud Stories August 1, 2017

SoundCloud reportedly close to securing two investment deals as it works to stay afloat

SoundCloud’s struggles have been well documented thus far, but now the company appears to have found a way to at least stabilize its operations. According to a report from Bloomberg, SoundCloud is close to selling stakes to Raine Group and Temasek Holdings, though specific terms are unclear…

SoundCloud Stories July 18, 2017

Internet Archive backup of SoundCloud underway as layoffs create shutdown fears

Internet Archive, a group of volunteers aiming to preserve websites and services considered at risk of closure, has announced that it is beginning a partial backup copy of SoundCloud as of today …

SoundCloud Stories July 6, 2017

SoundCloud lays off 40 percent of staff as it commits to remaining independent

As its struggles continue, SoundCloud is cutting some 40 percent of its staff according to a new report from Bloomberg. The move comes as the company looks to become profitable amid growing competition from Apple Music and Spotify.

SoundCloud Stories May 3, 2017

The Upload is SoundCloud’s answer to Spotify’s Discover Weekly

SoundCloud has unveiled a new feature today to help listeners discover even more new music. The Upload is SoundCloud’s answer to the music discovery playlists that have become popular with other streaming services. By analyzing what its users are already interested in, The Upload will recommend new content that has been added to SoundCloud within the last few days.

SoundCloud Stories April 1, 2017

SoundCloud for iOS adds Chromecast support, shared playback, more

Despite doom and gloom reports, SoundCloud is moving forward with new features for its iOS app. The company this week is rolling a new update to the app that adds one highly missed features: Chromecast support.

SoundCloud Stories March 11, 2017

SoundCloud reportedly considering selling for as little as $250M as its struggles continue

As it faces increased competition from services like Apple Music and Spotify, SoundCloud is reportedly running out of money. According to a new report from Recode, SoundCloud has been trying to raise more than $100 million since last summer, but has ultimately been unable to do so…

SoundCloud Stories February 28, 2017

SoundCloud Go introduces new cheaper $5/month plan w/ limited catalog

After first introducing its $10/month ‘SoundCloud Go’ subscription service last March, the company is today introducing a mid-tier offering at a cheaper $5-6 price point with a limited catalog.

SoundCloud Stories September 28, 2016

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According to a new report from the Financial Times, Spotify is in “advanced talks” to acquire SoundCloud, the popular user-focused streaming music service. Details of the acquisition talks are unclear at this point, the report comes the same day as Apple Music was ranked #1 for customer satisfaction by J.D. Power in its first streaming music study.

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SoundCloud Stories April 20, 2016

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In this episode, Benjamin and Jeff talk about the newly announced MacBooks, speculate on future MacBooks and iPhone redesigns, as well as the WWDC announcement and early expectations for Apple’s upcoming software announcements for iOS 10, OS X 10.12 (macOS?), watchOS and tvOS. The Happy Hour podcast is available for download on iTunes and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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SoundCloud Stories March 29, 2016

SoundCloud launches $10/month ‘Go’ subscription service w/ ad-free & offline listening

Big changes are coming to the community-based music streaming service SoundCloud as the company today introduces a new subscription service for the first time.

The new feature, dubbed SoundCloud Go, will allow users to listen to SoundCloud music both offline and ad-free for $10/month:

SoundCloud Stories March 15, 2016

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While mixes and DJ mixes can be popular, getting the streaming rights to them can be a complex business – especially when a single mix can contain elements owned by up to 600 different rights holders. But an agreement between Apple and digital distributor Dubset means that Apple Music now has the right to stream many thousands of mix tracks, reports Billboard.

Thousands upon thousands cool mash-ups and hour-long mixes have effectively been pulled out of the underground and placed onto the world’s second-largest music subscription service […]

Dubset will use a proprietary technology called MixBank to analyze a remix or long-form DJ mix file, identify recordings inside the file, and properly pay both record labels and music publishers.

Dubset CEO Stephen White says the company had to overcome tough challenges on both technological and legal fronts …

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SoundCloud Stories February 23, 2016

SoundCloud launches iPhone version of its new ‘Pulse’ app for creators

SoundCloud today announced that it’s launching an iPhone version of the ‘Pulse’ app for creators that it first launched back in November for Android users.

SoundCloud Stories February 2, 2016

Soundcloud launches free ‘track stations’ on iOS following iTunes Radio shutdown

Shortly after Apple’s decision to let free ad-supported iTunes Radio stations go away, Soundcloud today has introduced a new similar feature called Stations for free on its own music streaming platform. Users can launch a new track station based off of the current song they’re listening to and easily discover an endless stream of new music.

SoundCloud Stories July 17, 2015

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Popular iOS and Android apps from companies like Walmart, ESPN, Slack and SoundCloud have been found vulnerable to password cracking, according to a recent report from AppBugs. The security firm found that dozens of the most popular apps are lacking, in that they allow you to make any number of attempts to login without restriction. These clearly opens up a gap for attackers who have the means to guess those passwords and gain access to your accounts.

The most secure apps will force you to reset your password if you don’t enter it correctly, or they’ll lock you out after you’ve made a certain number of attempts.

AppBugs tested the most popular apps to see how they stacked up. It checked 100 popular apps which support password-protected web accounts and limited themselves to apps which had been downloaded at least 1 million times. Of those 100 apps, 53 were found to have the vulnerability.

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SoundCloud Stories July 16, 2015

Misfit, makers of the popular Flash and Shine wearables for fitness and sleep tracking, today launched a new iOS app that turns its Flash hardware into a remote control for a connected iPhone’s camera, music functions, and more. expand full story

SoundCloud Stories July 2, 2015

SoundCloud iOS app adds ‘play related tracks’, shuffle for likes & playlists, more

Popular music sharing app SoundCloud is getting an update on iOS that brings a number of new features to make for a better overall listening experience.

Among the new features, users can now select to ‘play related tracks’ from anywhere in the app: “let our improved algorithm create an endless stream of similar content from the 100 million tracks on SoundCloud. As easy as tapping Play Related Tracks.”

Another new feature that offers an improved listening experience is a Shuffle button for both your created playlists and songs you’ve liked. Here’s how you can shuffle tracks from within a playlist:

The updated app also gets a few other welcomed tweaks including the ability to add or remove tracks from playlists from within the app, and a new option to repost and share tracks from your liked tracks or from within search.

The updated app, version 3.1.0.0, is available on the App Store now.

SoundCloud Stories January 29, 2015

SoundCloud releases redesigned iPad app with new features, removes audio recording

SoundCloud today released a brand new iPad app that has been completely redesigned to offer a better experience for users uploading, sharing, and listening to music through the service.

You’ll have access to just about all the SoundCloud features available on desktop including the ability to build a Collection, explore genres, edit and view profiles, create playlists, and share tracks and artists with other users. 

One feature you won’t find is audio recording, however, as SoundCloud warns users to “Please upload any locally stored sounds before upgrading your iPad app, as audio recording has been removed from this version.” As an alternative, SoundCloud said it recommends downloading one of the many audio recording apps that offer SoundCloud uploads.

You also won’t be able to add or view comments, track info, and follower/following lists, but unlike the audio recording feature SoundCloud said these features will be returning in a later version.

The new SoundCloud app for iPad, version 3.7.1, is available on the App Store now.

What’s New in Version 3.7.1

The beautifully redesigned SoundCloud iPad app gives you a simplified, more intuitive and more visual experience. Discover and hear fresh/new music & audio, and log in to build your Collection, create playlists, and be the first to share your favorite tracks & artists with friends and followers.

Please upload any locally stored sounds before upgrading your iPad app, as audio recording has been removed from this version. For future recording, we recommend downloading one of the many apps that allow you to record and post directly to SoundCloud. For your activity feed, track info and user comments, please go to www.soundcloud.com.

And for both iPhone & iPad users we made some performance improvements which give you a smoother scrolling experience!

SoundCloud Stories December 11, 2014

Spotify and SoundCloud updated w/ playlist features, iPhone 6/6 Plus optimization

If you want to stay in tune with your friends, Spotify is rolling out a new feature that automatically generates a playlist of your friends’ favorite tracks. The feature is appearing on all platforms, including version 2.2 of the Spotify Music iPhone app, out today.

The SoundCloud iPhone app also gets playlists for the first time, and both apps have been optimized for the iPhone 6/Plus.

Spotify Music is a free download from the App Store on iTunes, with in-app purchases, while SoundCloud is completely free.

SoundCloud Stories October 16, 2014

Twitter introduces new audio card, allowing in-line audio playback in mobile apps

Twitter announced a change coming to its mobile apps today that allows users to play music directly from a tweet. The new Twitter Audio Card will allow certain users (there’s a list on Twitter’s blog) to share audio uploaded to SoundCloud with users in-line. Users will be able to listen to these embeds while they continue browsing their timelines.

Twitter says it’s just starting to test the feature right now and plans to roll it out to more content creators and partner audio sites in the future. You can try it out in Twitter for iPhone right now.

SoundCloud Stories June 26, 2014

SoundCloud iPhone app gets complete redesign, iPad update coming in future release

SoundCloud, the popular music and audio uploading and discovery service, today released an update to its iPhone app that introduces a completely new design. For users of the previous version, the updated design is instantly noticeable with a much cleaner and more streamlined look and feel throughout the app.

There are also a number of navigation and user experience enhancements included in the update:

– Beautifully simple design. Cleaner look. Simpler controls – ‘One thumb’ interface. Play, pause, skip and explore on the go – Open another user’s profile straight from a track or playlist – Your likes and playlists are now all in one place, making it easier to play more of your favorite tracks and artists

While the iPad version of the app isn’t getting the same treatment today, the company says “iPad updates are being worked on for a future release.”

The updated SoundCloud app for iPhone, version 3.0, is available for free on the App Store.

SoundCloud Stories March 21, 2013

SoundCloud-SetsSoundCloud version 2.5: SoundCloud iPhone and iPad app gets an update today that brings a “cleaner, sharper, simpler’ design, a new icon, as well as support for Sets on iPhone. iPhone users can now view sets posted by others, create and add tracks to new sets, and search for sets with a  new filter in the search tab.

TempleRun 2 version 1.1: The popular second installment in the Temple Run series was updated today with new features including daily and weekend challenges with in-game coins and gems as rewards, the ability challenge friends through Game Center, and other new enhancements:

★ Daily and weekly challenges to win free coins and gems! ★ Challenge your Game Center friends to beat your score! ★ Check out more offers for free coins ★ Powerups collected now extend the time of already active powers ★ Stuck objectives should be fixed ★ More bug fixes

Spotify version 0.6.1: Spotify for iOS gets updated today with new images and artist biographies when in the artist view and a fix for crashes when you skip in radio.

• New: Look, there are images and artist biographies in the artist view. • Fixed: No more pesky crashes when you skip in radio. • Fictitious: This app is reverse-engineered using alien technology.

Mailbox 1.1.0: The popular Gmail Mailbox app for iPhone and iPod touch has been updated with a Shake to Undo feature, bug fixes, and various UI enhancements and performance optimizations. 

Parcel version 3.0: Delivery tracking app Parcel gets rewritten to bring a new UI and a revamped experience on the iPhone and iPad: expand full story

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