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Lydia Hunter
Listing created by Lydia Hunter on January 08, 2016    

SoundCloud is an online music distribution platform, where 50% of content is uploaded by small-time musicians. It was launched in 2008 and it attracts over 175 million unique monthly listeners, making it popular with those that wish for their music to be heard and discovered.  


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A refreshing concept, a step forward in the world of music

I’ve used Soundcloud for about two years now, and I still haven’t yet used it for its original purpose. It’s an audio distribution platform designed for users to upload their own music and listen to others, but I just tend to use it when I’m just desperate to listen to a song on repeat and I’m too lazy or can’t be bothered to pay and have it on my iTunes. You can create your own playlist for free, full of songs that you’ve ‘liked’, which you can listen to whenever you have wifi or mobile data.

You can follow your favourite established or up and coming artists, where they will post either new music or remixes of their already existing songs. It’s like the Spotify for and by the people, you can find original music and even better, without the awful adverts that play every few songs. I love it for how it lazily lets me find and listen to music straight from my phone or laptop, but I also love the opportunities that it gives musicians to upload and share their music, something which many other music platforms are not as successful at doing.

Although I don’t often use it to find new and upcoming music, the fact that half of the content on SoundCloud is made by small time musicians makes it an app that I really like the concept behind. I enjoy what it stands for, and I know that if I’m ever stuck for new music, I already have an app that will help me find some raw, original music.

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