Our new playlists make it easier than ever to discover what’s next in music
This post comes from SoundCloud’s blog.
SoundCloud is home to the largest, most diverse music catalog on the planet with more than 200 million tracks from over 20 million creators.
While many of you love the thrill of sifting through SoundCloud to find your next favorite track, we’re always looking to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, fast. After all, we know even tastemakers need a break sometimes.
Beginning today, alongside personalized weekly recos from “SoundCloud Weekly” and playlists like “Fresh Pressed,” we’re adding even more handcrafted playlists, curated by some of the leading names in music.
Check out some of our new additions
- “The Feed” curates an artist’s likes, follows and reposts on SoundCloud. First up is hip-hop artist Juice WRLD’s SoundCloud stream.
- “Noise and 808s” ft. the new, new beats from the loudest names in rap.
- “The Morning Mourning Playlist” is for everyone who agrees: mornings suck.
- “DTFunk” is your soundtrack for a freaky first date (whatever that means to you).
- “Speed Bumps” brings you rapid electro from around the world.
- “Drippin,” updated daily, is our handcrafted hip-hop playlist bringing you what’s new and hot in rap.
You come to SoundCloud for what’s new, now and next, and we’re dedicated to connecting you directly with the creators driving music culture worldwide. In fact, the full SoundCloud curation experience features nearly 1.7 million unique creators heard a week, compared to a few hundred thousand on other music services. That means more new music for you, and more opportunities for creators to connect with fans and grow their careers.
Meet your curators
So who’s behind your next favorite playlist? Our team of music industry VIPs include former Editor-in-Chief at Pitchfork, Mark Richardson, electronic music journalist and critic, Philip Sherburne, music journalists Sowmya Krishnamurthy and David Turner — and more. They’ll be your guides on the journey to discovery, using curation to tell the story of what’s happening in music communities on SoundCloud and consistently surfacing the newest and hottest tracks.
Find your community
In addition to playlists, today we’re introducing community profile pages. These pages work just like any other profile page on SoundCloud, and bring together music communities that are authentically SoundCloud.
Each community page will be home to our new handcrafted playlists that are most relevant to that community. It’s the place where music fans can interact directly with our curators and other music fans who share the same musical taste. Do you blast hip-hop hooks on repeat? Follow Hustle. Are you looking for lowkey vibes? You might be into Scenes. If you just can’t WAIT for the build to drop, maybe your thing is The Peak. Find your community below and join the conversation to stay up-to-date on new tracks, emerging creators and more.
Are you also a creator? Unlike other platforms, our new handcrafted playlists bring emerging creators to the forefront and place them right alongside today’s global superstars. This means more opportunities for you to be heard and reach new fans.
And if you’re a SoundCloud Premier creator, keep an eye out for an email with details on our new playlist submission form launching today in beta. The form is currently only available to SoundCloud Premier creators, and will roll out to more creators in the future. Stay tuned.
To dive into the new listening experience, head to home on mobile or web, or visit one of our community pages and enjoy more of what’s next in music, first on SoundCloud.