I really like soundcloud, because it's easy to use, the player is nice, the jungle of genres is interesting,... But.
The Explore section > Trending Music is the same thing. All. The. Time. 6 months buffer is way too long. I mean "Lean On" by Major Lazer has constantly been there, as if I don't listen to it enough on the Radio. I don't listen to any drake or fetty wap which accounts for 90% so I basically never use this page.
I saw a topic where someone proposed a "ignore this track/user" kind of function, I would use the sh*t out of it if ever I had the chance. I mean even an unlike button could be helpful (and for you SC guys, this could be useful to see how track popularity fades away and when users consider a song to be outdated)
But that's not only for the "trending music" section. All categories are polluted by miscategorized (?) songs (eg https://soundcloud.com/metroboomin/meek-mill-jump-out-the-face-feat-future-prod-by-metro-boomin-sout...
is #1 on Metal ffs)
I like Jazz but I can't go through 3 songs without having something totaly unrelated.
Trance, Techno, Electronic, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Deep House, Dance and EDM: all these categories have the same music playing
I searched for other topics related to my question and there's a couple of others users that have the same concerns, some for close to a year. Is it possible to know why the algorithm takes some time to change? Can users beta test somehow? What are upcoming and future plans concerning these matters?
Why not take some inspiration from websites like Reddit with the New/Raising/Popular/Top kindof tabs?
Thanks for your awesome job!