“Sound” by SoundCloud
We love sound. Hear from sound experts and friends of SoundCloud why sound is so important to the way we connect with the world.
A key feature of SoundCloud is that it lets artists upload their music with a distinctive URL. This contrasts to MySpace, which hosts music only on the MySpace site. By allowing sound files to be embedded anywhere, SoundCloud can be combined with Twitter and Facebook to increase its audience reach. Soundcloud distributes music using widgets and apps. Users can place the widget on their own websites or blogs, and then SoundCloud will automatically Tweet every track uploaded. SoundCloud has an API that allows other applications or smartphones to upload or download music and sound files. Apps are available for the iPhone and Android platforms and a Symbian App is also thought to be on the way. This API has been integrated into several applications, most notably by the Pro version of the PreSonus Studio One DAW. Several other web services integrate with the API, including Songkick and FourSquare. Soundcloud allows users to comment at a specific part of wave-graphic of the tracks.