The Joys of SoundCloud

Love this little cloud.
Love this little cloud.

Being a music and dance enthusiast, I have an insatiable appetite for new music. Dance music to be specific. How else to feed to hunger than via the glorious streaming music site and mobile app that is known as SoundCloud? Considering it ranks 157 on Alexa’s Global Web Traffic chart, I’m sure most of you know about it. However, despite the popularity, there are still some left in the dark. Regardless of your level of awareness, I would like to emphasize the reasons as to why I love SoundCloud:

1. Continuous and constant updates

A majority of electronic music artists are on SoundCloud. It’s the portal to the public in which they can release new music, remixes, and EPs without the restraints of a label. When you follow all your favorite artists, your newsfeed becomes a hotbed of music discovery. Because not only do they publish their own new music, they repost other great artists’ new music.

2. Embeddable posts

Oh, look! There’s a new 30 minute mix from Jack Beats. Let me copy and paste that embed code and post it on my blog. BOOM! The music blog community thrives off this simple copy and paste feature. And the electronic music world would not be as big as it is now, where it not for the bloggers. Sharing is caring.

3. The comments

Unlike Facebook, when you leave a comment on SoundCloud, the entire world isn’t notified. It’s actually pretty anonymous, almost like a tree falling in the woods and no one being around… except for the artist whose track you’re commenting on and those that follow said artist. And the comments here aren’t usually all snarky and rude like the YouTube comments. They’re short, sweet, and to the point. “WOW!” “Amazinggggg” and “OMG eargasm” and “Love this”. Sometimes there are the “I’ve heard better” and the “This is absolute shit”, but you can’t win everyone.

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