Reboot & Rally: SoundCloud
Courtesy Of Soundcheck
In order to stay in touch with the latest jams, I used to surf dozens of blogs every day. Although it was a great way to stay in touch, blog surfing is cumbersome and often yields more bad songs than good ones. In order to streamline my time and get the best quality music, I started using SoundCloud.com, a dynamic website that should be one of top-used bookmarks of any music lover.
SoundCloud is essentially a gigantic online music swap meet. Registered SoundCloud users can upload any sort of song and distribute it to the world. Once you create a free profile, you’re able to upload two hours of audio to the cloud. Once on the cloud, you’re able to let users download your tracks or simply just stream them online. If you have a lot of music, you can purchase more time and upgrade to a premium account. Any registered account can download or stream an unlimited amount of music.
The beauty of SoundCloud is that nearly every major artist is on the cloud. If you want to hear an epic setlist from Dirty South or the latest track from the Beastie Boys, it’s on the cloud. Every genre can be found on SoundCloud from dubstep to alt rock. It’s a heavenly combination of music that’s accessible to everyone.
If you want to keep up with the latest trends in music, this is the website for you. It allows you to follow all of your favorite artists and hear their latest tracks as soon as they drop. Best of all it’s free. What do you have to lose? You can even load the app on your iPad, iPhone or Android so you always have access to the cloud. You might even find a page from your friendly neighborhood DJ Hollisto on the cloud. You might like what you hear.