SoundCloud has announced a new personalized playlist for users called SoundCloud Weekly. Updated every Monday, this playlist will appear at the top of the SoundCloud account under the “Discover” tab.
Like Spotify’s Discover Weekly, which has been around for three years, SoundCloud Weekly should reflect your listening habits and serve up 30 tracks and DJ mixes that fit what you’ve played recently. Aside from plays, SoundCloud also considers the tracks you like and share when it decides what to put on the playlist.
According to the SoundCloud release, SoundCloud CEO Kerry Trainor noted the music community’s ability to upload music for free is what gives the streaming service the upper hand when it comes to Discovery.
“SoundCloud has the largest, most diverse music catalogue ever assembled. SoundCloud Weekly draws from our global creator community to deliver a simple, personalized music experience that connects more creators with new listeners than ever before.”
Each week, SoundCloud Weekly playlists will feature music from millions of unique creators, multiple times more than what is featured in playlists on other streaming services which will give creators a powerful new avenue to grow their play counts, followers and careers on SoundCloud first.
In 2017, SoundCloud created a similar format of playlist that specifically draws from new releases, giving them a platform to be heard. Both of the Soundcloud playlists are now up and running for all your music discovery needs.
SoundCloud is the world’s largest open audio platform, powered by a connected community of creators, listeners and curators on the pulse of what’s new, now and next in culture. With over 180 million tracks and 10 million creators heard each month across 190 countries, what’s next in music is first on SoundCloud.