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  • SoundCloud, Deezer And Rhapsody Revealed As Facebook Music Launch Partners?

    SoundCloud, Deezer And Rhapsody Revealed As Facebook Music Launch Partners?

    I love Yvo Schaap, even though I’ve never met him in person. Wanna know why? Because the man keeps on digging up interesting stuff by simply perusing code, and then alerting us. Schaap found the embeddable +1 button and a a link to the Google Games logo before either of them was publicly released, and now he may have identified several companies that will be partnering with Facebook for… Read More

  • VibeDeck Adds A Free eCommerce Layer To SoundCloud

    VibeDeck Adds A Free eCommerce Layer To SoundCloud

    Last month, we wrote about Vibedeck, which had just raised $2 million in funding for its eCommerce platform for musicians. As we wrote then, though VibeDeck is still in early development (having launched in beta 2 months ago), it’s value proposition is that it’s slick and easy to use. And the startup’s goal is simple, too: To be a low-cost eCommerce resource for small to… Read More

  • Flattery alone will only get you so far – SoundCloud users can now get paid via Flattr

    Flattr, the social micropayment startup founded by ex-Pirate Bay associates, has added Soundcloud integration to make it easy to add the Flattr button (and start receiving payments) to any SoundCloud player, including those embedded anywhere across the web. Interestingly, SoundCloud already has an existing arrangement with Flattr competitor BuySimple. Flattr’s support for SoundCloud… Read More

  • The Music Runs Through Our Veins

    Many years ago, as an avid Knight Rider fan, I would use a handheld cassette recorder to record the audio portion of the show so I could hear it on road trips. Pretty bizarre, yes, but we didn’t have a VCR. I’d do the same when a popular new song came on the radio, waiting patiently to hit “record” and write the music to cassette tape. Over time, this turned into… Read More

  • Steve Jang and Alexander Ljung on Social Music

    Disrupt Backstage Pass: So What, Exactly, Is Social Music? (TCTV)

    One of the most interesting panels at last week’s Disrupt featured a discussion about social music between Steve Jang the co-founder and CEO of Schematic Labs and Alexander Ljung the founder and CEO of SoundCloud. Jang and Ljung are both developing apps and services that enable us to share music, sounds and our musical taste. Jang’s product is Soundtracking, an iPhone app that… Read More

  • Minno Rebrands As BuySimple, Partners With SoundCloud, Raises $700K For Micropayments

    Online payment methods are old and in the way. Sure, whether or not the world will have a generally-agreed-upon payment system is up for debate, but it seems that a new era of micropayments is here — hopefully to stay. With the political and regulatory inertia around bank and credit card-related payment tools, there is room for a third party without these hangups to bring a new… Read More

  • SoundCloud does a Google and launches SoundCloud Labs

    SoundCloud, the audio platform, has unveiled SoundCloud Labs, a new site to house experimental projects and features developed in-house, including via its open API. The idea of creating a separate space for cutting-edge development branded as Labs isn’t a new one, of course, mostly notably employed by Google. But in SoundCloud’s case it perhaps makes even greater sense since… Read More

  • SoundCloud Does A Google, Launches SoundCloud Labs

    SoundCloud, the audio platform, has unveiled SoundCloud Labs, a new site to house experimental projects and features developed in-house, including via its open API. The idea of creating a separate space for cutting-edge development branded as Labs isn’t a new one, of course, mostly notably employed by Google. But in SoundCloud’s case it perhaps makes even greater sense since… Read More

  • SoundCloud Passes 4 Million Users, Partners With Headliner.fm To Give Bands A Killer Promotional Tool

    By now, you may have run across a SoundCloud audio track somewhere out there in the wild, wooly Interwebs — perhaps during one of your mad, late-night music searches. In which case, you’re familiar with the tell-tale signs: The scrolling orange cursor, the messages tagged mid-song, and that distinctive social waveform layout. For those who have no idea what I’m talking… Read More

  • tunesBag raises €250k, hooks up with Dropbox for music streaming

    tunesBag, an Austrian music sharing startup that has been around for quite some time, has just raised €250,000 through a government fund and an undisclosed investor. The platform itself is, like many others, a cloud-based iTunes where you can sync your local music library via the cloud to a variety of devices. But the startup has recently added a nifty feature that lets users connect… Read More

  • ThingLink joins forces with SoundCloud to let users add sounds to images

    ThingLink, which provides tools to let users embed links into images, has partnered with SoundCloud to add audio as an option. The idea is that those who work primarily in audio – musicians, bands, sound designers etc. – can now include images in their work, perhaps as part of a promotional campaign, flyer or as album art work. But also, given SoundCloud’s recent pivot to… Read More

  • Post-pivot, SoundCloud reaches three million registered users

    SoundCloud, the audio platform originally targeted at music makers but now a wider consumer play, has announced that it’s reached three million registered users. And considering that the Berlin-based startup was at a million users as recently as last May – pre-pivot, if you will – the change of direction would appear to be paying off or at least hasn’t affected the… Read More

  • Post-Pivot, SoundCloud Reaches Three Million Users

    SoundCloud, the audio platform originally targeted at music makers but now a wider consumer play, has announced that it’s reached three million registered users. And considering that the Berlin-based startup was at a million users as recently as last May – pre-pivot, if you will – the change of direction would appear to be paying off or at least hasn’t affected the… Read More

  • R.E.M. Stands For R.E.M.I.X. (The SoundCloud Singles)

    R.E.M.’s upcoming album Collapse Into Now is coming in March, but the band is already getting the buzz going with a little crowdsourcing experiment. A couple days ago, the album’s producer released some tracks from the song “It Happened Today” in files that can easily be imported into Garageband, the music mixing software that comes on new Macs. Fans are invited to… Read More

  • Confirmed: Index And Union Square Invest In SoundCloud

    As we hinted predicted four days ago, SoundCloud was indeed talking to Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures about investing. It’s confirmed today on their blog that both firms have made undisclosed investments. SoundCloud was looking to raise another round since its last was in April 2009, from Doughty Hanson Ventures for EUR 2.5 million. Since then it has scaled in adoption and taken… Read More

  • Is SoundCloud raising funding again via Index and Union Square?

    SoundCloud is courting more investment in the form of offers from Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures, if German startup blog Gruenderszene is to be believed. We’ve reached out to the company for comment. It’s likely that SoundCloud is looking to raise another round since its last was in April 2009, from Doughty Hanson Ventures for EUR 2.5 million. Since then it has scaled… Read More

  • SoundCloud Adds Android Version Of Its Mobile App


    Berlin-based startup SoundCloud, which is slowly moving from a music focused site to one where anyone can record and share audio, launched its iPhone app recently. It’s now dropped the Android version and it’s available in the Android Market now, for free. There is no significant difference with the iPhone app which we reviewed here. Read More

  • Mixlr exits Beta – now targets everybody not just DJs and musicians

    Mixlr, which we previously described as a UStream-for-audio, has exited Beta and with it a wider remit: No longer is the live audio streaming service aimed at just DJs and musicians but now targets the likes of conference organisers, journalists, podcasters and public speakers too. It’s a pivot not dissimilar to that made by SoundCloud recently, a service that Mixlr both competes with… Read More

  • SoundCloud launches super-cool ability to record on site and in iPhone app

    Today, SoundCloud, an audio platform that has concentrated on music makers so far, makes a significant pivot into the wider sphere of audio sharing. Up until now SoundCloud has done a pretty incredible job of attracting well known artists to its platform such as The Foo Fighters, Kylie, Deadmau5, Moby and Caribou, who have used it to effectively socialise their music. But today Soundcloud… Read More

  • Convert Your iTunes, Spotify, Last.fm And Other Playlists Into Twitter Lists

    If you’ve created music playlists using iTunes, Spotify, Last.fm, YouTube, We Are Hunted, Winamp, Rhapsody, Soundcloud, or even if you’ve simply scribbled a list of your favorite tracks in a notepad file, you need to check out Playlistify soon. The basic, solid premise of the service is to let you enjoy your custom-made playlists anywhere you like. I was looking for an excuse to… Read More