Hi Mathis -- Apologies for hijacking the thread, but I just signed up for Soundcloud and can't find the answer to my question. I added some audio marked private because I'm applying for grant funding and the judges need a sample. However, when I play the private 3 minute audio clip, it ends with a really LOUD ad that starts playing immediately. It's jarring and I think it will distract the judges and make them start looking around to figure out what's going on, thus ruining the experience of hearing my submission. How do I stop this? I don't want them to hear the ad. If I upgrade to premium will my content (in particular my private content) be ad free? Thanks in advance for your reply.