[Germany] SoundCloud – there’s now an app for that too. The audio sharing site that’s geared towards those who work in the music industry, has released a dedicated iPhone app. The Berlin-based company has also announced new price plans and a bunch of other enhancements to its overall service. First, however, let’s deal with the iPhone.
The new app, which costs €0.79 or $0.99 from the App Store (iTunes link), lets users browse and listen to tracks sent to their SoundCloud account directly on their iPhone. It’s aimed at artists, A&R folk and label managers, say SoundCloud. One handy feature is the ability to send a link to a track by email to contacts stored in the iPhone’s address book, perfect for those spontaneous networking opportunities.
As Music Ally notes, the SoundCloud app is a good example of a B2B rather than consumer-facing app coming to the iPhone, more evidence of the platform’s growing importance.
The browser-based version of SoundCloud has also been given a major update. The new release is called Taylor, named after Taylor Swift apparently, and offers new features including better statistics, two new player widgets, more privacy options (comments can be disabled, stats hidden etc.), and easier private sharing via a secret URL for use over email and IM.
And those new price plans? The cost of SoundCloud Premium accounts (previously called PRO) is coming down. Yearly Solo, Pro and Pro Plus accounts are now priced at €79, €250, and €500 accordingly. There’s also a new entry-level account called Lite (€29) for users who want to try out some of the premium features, such as better stats and more upload minutes.