I’m testing out SoundCloud – a music sharing and distribution service – and I’d like to see if it could be a useful tool for letting Synthtopia readers get their music heard.
If you haven’t tried out SoundCloud, it’s a site that lets you upload your tracks and then share them via websites, blogs, email, Digg, Twitter, MySpace and Facebook.
Here’s an example of what tracks look like embedded:
It’s a pretty slick player, and the player itself could prove to be very useful for sharing your music.
But the site also gives you a “Drop Box”, so that other people can send you music.
Here’s my drop box:
If you click on my drop box, it takes you to a page on SoundCloud where you can upload a song that goes to me.
I’d like to try this out – so here’s the deal:
- Click on the drop box above, or the one in the right sidebar, and go to my drop box.
- Follow the instructions on the drop box page and upload one of your tracks. The track should be an original work of electronic music that you created. It should not be an awesome track by The Chemical Brothers, a recording of banjo music or your sex podcast.
- I’ll check out your track and I’ll post it on Synthtopia.
You don’t have to sign up for an account at SoundCloud to try this out, but you do have to have a valid email address.
I’m looking forward to hearing your music and sharing it on Synthtopia!
Note: If you’re a SoundCloud member and have uploaded your track to the site, I should be able to embed it using the SoundCloud player. Otherwise, I’ll embed it using the standard player we use on Synthtopia.