After launching in 2007 in Sweden, SoundCloud has quickly become a favourite for all those with an interest in music. The site now has nearly 50 million users and 200 million unique monthly listeners making it one of the most popular music sites on the internet. SoundCloud has over 125 million tracks and users can listen to previews, build their own playlists, and more. The benefits of having SoundCloud are endless with no ads disrupting the listeners’ experience and also the ability to listen whilst offline.
SoundCloud uses a simple search function where you can look for your favourite artists and songs as well as discover music you have never heard before. Early in 2016, SoundCloud Go was launched which is a platform that allows major record labels to upload alongside the general uploaded content.
Furthermore, there is also an app that allows users to stream their favourite music, create playlists and also share features. The release of the app made it easier for all music fans to listen on-the-go and has further increased SoundCloud’s presence in the market. Not all the services offered by the site will be available free of charge with a subscription required for some sections but there is still a good amount of music to discover with a free account. In addition to this, the site also offers a 30-day free trial so you can get a taster of what can be experienced with a full account.