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What's new with SoundCloud - May 2024

By Rohit Agarwal, Chief Product Officer

It’s May and much like the pollen count, our product feature updates are reaching new heights. Read on to learn more about our latest updates to SoundCloud.

Billie Eilish SoundCloud Takeover 

Billie Eilish got discovered on SoundCloud thanks to you. For her latest album release HIT ME HARD AND SOFT, we worked with Billie to take over the platform and give back to her first 50 listeners. 

We are excited to thank her day one supporters, literally. We found the very first people to ever listen to Billie’s music, starting from the release of her 2015 SoundCloud upload, “Ocean Eyes.” The fans’ user profiles were featured on a unique Billie x SoundCloud landing page.  

And yes, the rumors are true: Billie designed our logo in ‘Billie Blue” to celebrate the launch of her new album and mark a first ever SoundCloud icon takeover.

Get Heard — Opt in to Our Algorithm 

To help your latest drop get more plays, opt into our recommendation algorithm. It was designed to help Next Pro subscribers get their new releases in front of the listeners most likely to love it based on their past listening behavior. 

After you upload a new track we'll remind you that you could be putting your track in front of the right audience by opting in to our recommendation algorithm. Since its launch, more than 3.5 million tracks have been analyzed and recommended to potential new fans. And the average Next Pro artist saw a whopping 400% increase in listens. 

Your favorite artist just dropped a new track…

Follow your favorite artists to get push notifications whenever new music drops. This lets you get first dibs on fresh tunes, bringing you closer to your artists and community. 

iOS Updates 

Reply + Like Comments in Your Notifications

It’s easier than ever to keep conversations going. In our latest SoundCloud update, you can like and reply to comments you receive on your uploads – right from your notifications. Just tap on the bell icon on the top right of your screen to keep chatting with your friends, listeners, and community.

The Mini Player that does it all

Our mini player just got a big makeover. Repost, comment, add to playlist, or loop your current track with our powerful mini player. All you need to do is long press on the mini player to open up this menu of options. Happy listening!