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Online tools for young musicians - SoundCloud

Today we will present you the SoundCloud platform


About SoundCloud

SoundCloud is a Swedish-founded online audio distribution platform and music sharing website that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio, as well as a digital signal processor enabling listeners to stream audio. Started in 2007 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss.

SoundCloud has grown to be one of the largest music streaming services in the world and is available in 190 countries and territories.

How does it work?

SoundCloud is an online audio streaming and distribution platform that allows users to upload, stream, promote, and share music and podcasts. SoundCloud is free, with paid subscriptions offering ad-free listening and offline listening options for fans.

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Components and Content

Audience-wise, there are over 76 million active monthly users, with over 175 million global users that SoundCloud reaches, as of November 2021. While its competitors report having roughly 70 million tracks in their systems, SoundCloud supersedes this with over 300 million.

Use and Benefits

  • SoundCloud offers two mobile app; the main SoundCloud app is oriented towards streaming, with music discovery, playlist, and sharing features.

  • SoundCloud it is primarily oriented towards content creators, allowing users to upload and manage their uploads, reply to comments, and view statistics.

  • SoundCloud Basic allows you to upload three hours of audio content and access to stats like the number of track plays and likes.

  • SoundCloud Pro Unlimited offers even more listener statistics, unlimited audio uploads, opportunities to monetize and distribute audio tracks across other platforms, and more.

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