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Apr 12, 2001

SoundCloud today launched a new feature called "The Upload," which will act similarly to Apple Music's My New Music Mix and Spotify's Discover Weekly playlists by curating a list of new songs specifically personalized to each user's listening habits.

The company said that The Upload will make it much easier to filter through SoundCloud's ever-expanding library of music, which sees new tracks and artists added to the service every day. To find The Upload, users can navigate to the Search tab on iOS and Android, and the Discover tab on the web.


Once SoundCloud has an indication of what a user likes, The Upload will begin curating songs daily.
The Upload is all about surfacing more of what you're into, or what you might be, and is the go-to destination for a regularly updated, bespoke playlist of new music relevant to you.

With the largest and most diverse music catalog around, we want to make discovery on SoundCloud even easier and we're utilizing machine learning to offer new ways for you to find more music. This new feature is another opportunity for creators on SoundCloud to get their music heard by our global community and a great way for listeners to be on the pulse of what's next, now.
The new feature gathers and recommends music that has been uploaded to SoundCloud "within the last few days," and takes into account what each user has listened to as well as what they have liked. As the comparable features work on Apple Music and Spotify, the more users listen on SoundCloud, the better The Upload's recommendations become.

In February, SoundCloud introduced a streaming music plan with a cheaper price tag, called SoundCloud Go, which users can subscribe to for $5.99/month. A top-tier SoundCloud Go+ option is also available for $12.99/month, including access to an expanded catalogue of music. SoundCloud has around 175 million users, but the company has never detailed specific numbers in relation to how many people subscribe to its paid streaming service.

SoundCloud is available to download on the iOS App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Article Link: SoundCloud Introduces Daily Personalized Music Curation With 'The Upload'


macrumors regular
Feb 12, 2008
New York, NY
Does the 96kbps streaming quality of SoundCloud bother anyone? It makes everything sound like a tin can to me. Am I doing something wrong?


macrumors P6
May 16, 2015
SoundCloud? Remember it had some decent amount of Japanese music.
Didn't know much about Apple Music and this one but if SoundCloud could do something similar to "genius" feature in iTunes that will be great.


macrumors 68040
Mar 28, 2005
I love Soundcloud but I don't love machine algorithms doing recommendations.

Does the 96kbps streaming quality of SoundCloud bother anyone? It makes everything sound like a tin can to me. Am I doing something wrong?

I think it's 128kbps... but still. I think a 256kbps minimum would be more reasonable these days.

It would be nice if it was higher. I usually upload mine at 320kbps MP3 and allow downloads of that file (free accounts only get 100 downloads, but I don't get many listens so it doesn't matter a lot!).


macrumors 6502
Apr 18, 2013
Chicago, IL
Ugh, if there's one improperly overused word or phrase besides "fake news", it's "curated".

It's algorithm-based. There's no dark-haired lady in cat eye glasses and a black turtleneck going through albums making playlists for people around the world.
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