Now we know SoundCloud is safe, with new funding and making it through the storm and bad press, it still remains the number one music sharing network on the planet today. We have shared some recent information so that you can keep up to date on everything that is happening with this network
This weekend, SoundCloud was out in full force at the first annual BBC Music Introducing Hosts Amplify event at London’s ExCel center. The conference brought together the UK’s largest gathering of creators in the UK with more than 15,000 tickets sold, and gave up and coming singer/songwriters, bands, DJs, producers and industry experts the opportunity to come together to network, learn and talk more about how to get your music heard, how to grow your fanbase, play more gigs and find success.
SoundCloud kicked off the weekend with a panel event, “The Creator Class: Finding and growing your fanbase in the streaming age,” featuring top independent artists Jay Prince and Oshi, along with SoundCloud Artist Relations Director, Joe Armenia and artist managers Steven Braines and Alessandro Moro (aka Moz). Opening up with networking cocktails and a few words from SoundCloud’s new Chief Executive Officer Kerry Trainor, the panel discussion explored how artists today are building, growing and connecting with their fanbases and other artists in a time where we’re more connected than ever. The panel concluded with special performances from Jay Prince and Oshi.
Throughout the weekend, SoundCloud was on-site to meet creators on the platform, answer questions and help anyone who had questions or wanted to learn how to get started. If you missed it, you can check out photos from the event below.
We know stats are an essential tool for creators, and that’s why SoundCloud’s excited to introduce a new playlist stat, which offers all creators even more ways to understand where their plays are coming from and the people behind them.
The new playlist stat, available on the web and on SoundCloud Pulse, SoundCloud’s creator-focused companion app, shows creators who’s sharing their tracks in a playlist, and how many plays are being generated from the playlist. This means that the 1.2 million creators featured in playlists on SoundCloud, daily, can gain insight on, connect and engage more easily with the incredible curator community on the platform.
Check out what the new stats module, which includes both a ranked list of playlists a track is featured on and the total number of plays, looks like on the web below. The module is also available on SoundCloud Pulse, available for free on iOS and Android.