BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A new audio-streaming and hosting service has been released, as SoundCloud’s Pulse app targets music creators and DJs that want to manage their accounts and keep track of their content. It makes it much simpler and faster for those interested in creating music.
SoundCloud launched in 2007, in Sweden, and did excellent for itself, even with rivals such as Spotify or YouTube. It now has 175 million unique users every month, gaining over $120 million in funds. They’re expanding their services, and making life easier for those who wish to share their music.
The company decided that it’s best to have two apps dedicated to two sides of their services. One is meant to target listeners, while another would focus on the needs of music creators. The new Pulse app achieves the latter. This way, the core of SoundCloud remains intact, but services are expanded.
After all, content creators are the heart and soul of every platform of its kind.
Be it a mix or original composition, DJs, podcasters or other broadcasters can now access their accounts from their smartphones. Through it, they can interact with the community by messaging or responding to comments. They can also keep track on how their content is doing, viewing stats such as viewers or how many times a song was listened per month.
The Pulse app will be offering all those services without needing to login into the web version. SoundCloud means it to be the first mobile platform for content creators to access their accounts.
The application is meant to be similar to YouTube For Artists, Spotify’s Insights, or Pandora’s AMP, that have been taking over in the last 14 months. It’s a useful, quick tool for those who wish to share their music with everyone. More specifically, it’s targeted toward indie music makers, as opposed to major labels. It wouldn’t be stepping on Spotify’s toes.
SoundCloud’s Pulse 1.0 app version is now available on the Google Play Store for Android users. While the service hasn’t launched yet for iOS devices, it has been reported that it will release at some point in the future. With a twist.
The company announced that the extent of the app’s functions will not stop. In fact, more updates are incoming, with features of expanded messaging capabilities, better in-depth stats, editing track information, and uploading songs. It’s a matter of time until all those useful options would become available for smartphones.
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