Soundcloud, a Place for your Sounds

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Picture taken from Google Images

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This picture is of a song being played on Soundcloud. Picture was taken from Google Image search engine.

To start off I just want to go into what soundcould is, and is not. Soundcloud is not a place to watch videos, music videos or other wise.  Soundcloud is solely about the sound.  SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that allows  promotion and distribution of  recordings by the people who make them up.  It is also considered to be social networking website, that focuses on music.  Soundcloud was first started in 2007 in Sweden, but established a year later in Germany by Artist Eric Wahlforss and Sound Designer Alex Ljung. Not long after the official start did Soundcloud start to dominate over MySpace with more artists posting and distributing their music. The Reason that Soundcloud is able to dominate over MySpace is because Soundcloud is solely for music, and is not for other things such as pictures and videos.

Today Soundcloud has over twenty million users, and is reportedly growing by over one and a half million users a month. When at the Soundcloud website it gives you different choices, and one of the choices is that you can upload your own music, as well as you can go and listen to others music and enjoy the compositions that they are sharing with you.   Soundcloud has also expanded to be able to link up with a persons FaceBook page, and that can be how you access and share music with your friends.  It has also expanded to become an app for smart phones as well.  Soundcloud is a good option for you if you are interested in posting and sharing your music with others.

Below I have posted a tutorial of how to use Soundcloud.

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6 thoughts on “Soundcloud, a Place for your Sounds

  1. Jack Campo says:

    Hmm, I didn’t realize Souncloud also functioned as a social-networking sight. It makes sense that it would be easier to figure out than myspace, there’s just a lot less to keep track of for sure! The only thing I’m skeptical is how everyone has access to it, so it seems like it could become easily over-populated with music that isn’t so great, and make it more challenging for good artists to become discovered in the clutter.

  2. lydiabrace says:

    It’s good to know that Soundcloud is not another MySpace. I know when I used it for class I thought it was pretty cool and I was interested in learning more about, so thanks for posting about it. It’s weird how everything kind of originated from either Sweden or Germany. They really come up with some awesome things. To me Soundcloud is kind of like a career making site because anyone from the music industry can come on here and buy someone’s track or ask them to make a track for them. I think Soundcloud is like a place for business and pleasure. Awesome Invention!

  3. wingedwhimsy says:

    I haven’t used SoundCloud myself outside of a couple school projects, but I have a budding musician friend who uses it to share some of his songs and samples from his albums. I would guess that SoundCloud is rather like the YouTube for sound clips: there are some gems on there, but since the site is open to anyone the quality of the uploads are going to vary greatly from rubbish to gold.

  4. mackzartin says:

    I agree with Jack about the cluttering possibility. There’s 20 million users and most of those are probably people who record themselves saying stupid things they think are funny (which they might actually be funny). It might be difficult for artists to be discovered with all the potential silliness.

  5. I think Sound Cloud is pretty cool and I like the simplicity of it. I don’t think it’s something that is very well advertised but I still like the concept of it. I guess maybe since it started in Sweden it’s a more popular site in Europe and that’s why its just now starting to become more well known in the U.S.

  6. I personally have loved using SoundCloud. It’s great to have a social network just for musicians and their music. That way we don’t have to weed through everyone’s personal lives to find something we’re interested in. I appreciate the selectiveness of the audience.

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