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What SoundCloud says

“Soundcloud is a social sound platform that gives users unprecedented access to the world’s largest community of music and audio creators. With unmuting the web as its continued ambition, SoundCloud allows everyone to discover original music and audio, connect with each other and share their sounds with the world.”

What Funky Monkey says

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If you have friends who are musicians – amateur or otherwise – chances are you’ve seen an embedded link to a music platform called  Soundcloud before.

Launched in October 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlfor, SoundCloud was born out of the idea that sound – in the form of a sharing platform – was a relatively untapped territory on the Web compared to images, video, and text. Since then the company has grown exponentially  and just last year they celebrated reaching the 10 million registered users mark. many music producers now using the site to discover new talent.

However this Berlin based website is more than just a simple distribution platform, it is actually a website that allows musicians to instantly record and upload, as well as share their music.  Many music producers now frequent the site displaying their own talents as well as searching those of others. Long gone are the days of sending away demo CDs to music companies!

For those wishing to search the website for new music it is very easy to navigate. In the ‘Explore’ section of the website you can search new music by genre, pop, reggae and even comedy. After clicking on each main category the genre is then future split into more specific sections like Electric Pop, K-Pop, Pop-Rock, etc.

If you prefer to make music instead of just listening to it Soundcloud is just as easy to use and navigate. Simply sign up to the site, choose your artist name, set your location and choose a URL. From there you can add a description of your band or music and link social networking accounts so you can easily share your music once you have recorded it.

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So if you’re a music buff who is always on the lookout for something new, or if your a musician looking for your big break, check out Soundcloud where a world of music awaits.

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