Category Archives: soundcloud

ToneDen Releases Fresh Custom SoundCloud Player + Visualizer

 

Alright this is a fly approach to SoundCloud, and you know how much I love SoundCloud.  The homies at ToneDen.io, in their eternal l33tness, hacked together the ToneDen Player with their signature boss UI design and a super trippy visualizer.  I’m a fan.  Read more below for how to implement…

The new player allows for music bloggers, musicians, and web developers to choose between four different color schemes and two different visualizers (for Google Chrome users) when featuring the new player on their website, providing them with a fresh alternative to the current SoundCloud widget.

Anyone interested in featuring the player on their website can get more information on how to implement it by visiting the player demo page. For those without websites, it’s possible to showcase your songs with the player by creating an account on ToneDen.

How to embed the ToneDen player in your site if you’re a computer hacker (Non- WordPress hosted, but WordPress platform):

Multi-song player

<div id=”player-container” style=”width: inherit; height: 560px;”></div>

<script type=”text/javascript”>(function() {var script = document.createElement(“script”);script.type = “text/javascript”;script.async = true;script.src = “//sd.toneden.io/production/toneden.loader.js”;var entry = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];entry.parentNode.insertBefore(script, entry);}());ToneDenReady = window.ToneDenReady || [];ToneDenReady.push(function() {ToneDen.player.create({dom: “#player-container”,skin: “light”,visualizer:”waves”,urls: [“https://soundcloud.com/giraffage/music-sounds-better-with-you”, ,“https://soundcloud.com/wave-racer/wave-racer-streamers”,“https://soundcloud.com/wave-racer/wave-racer-streamers”,“https://soundcloud.com/flume/sleepless-feat-jezzabell-doran”]});});
</script>

^^ Just copy and paste the link of the songs you’d like to feature into this code. Make sure that there are quotes (“) before and after the link. You can also upload as many songs as you’d like.

Single-song player

<div id=”player-container” style=”width: inherit; height: 560px;”></div>

<script type=”text/javascript”>(function() {var script = document.createElement(“script”);script.type = “text/javascript”;script.async = true;script.src = “//sd.toneden.io/production/toneden.loader.js”;var entry = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0];entry.parentNode.insertBefore(script, entry);}());ToneDenReady = window.ToneDenReady || [];ToneDenReady.push(function() {ToneDen.player.create({dom: “#player-container”,skin: “light”,visualizer:”waves”,urls: [“https://soundcloud.com/wave-racer/wave-racer-streamers”]});});
</script>

^^ Just copy and paste the link of the song you’d like to feature into this code. Make sure that there are quotes (“) before and after the link.

 

Options for Skins and Visualizers:

skin types: light, dark, mojave, aurora

visualizer types: waves, bars

 Hit us up if you have any questions, pretty keen on seeing this thing get out there:

stevie@gottadancedirty.comali@toneden.io

All my best,

stevie leisure…

SoundCloud Caving To Major Label Pressure

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SoundCloud look set to cave to the pressures of Major Labels through a proposed increase in copyright policing and refreshed label licensing on the popular sound discovery platform.

A couple of industry insiders who requested to remain anonymous, spoke to Digital Music News and explained the ‘serious licensing discussions with major labels and publishers.’  the career launching site was currently having after much pressure from the majors.

At the moment, SoundCloud currently operates under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) which essentially grants immunity to sites with third-party, user-uploaded content. Under this the main issue majors face is having to report each instance of another user hosting their copyrighted material, a long and almost daily practice if you really break it down as to what gets uploaded everyday ie originals, bootlegs, remixes and mashups

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The discussions are said to have begun to avoid a similar on-going feud between the majors and platforms such as Youtube and Google that have seen a flood of recent DCMA takedowns and as the insider shared “Unlike Google and YouTube, they [Soundcloud] can be touched.”

An option is for Soundcloud to further update their fingerprint technology that will automatically detect and delete any unauthorised uploads.

It’ll be interesting to see how this one pans out, especially with the rise of dance stars signing on with majors and where and how their music will end up on Soundcloud.

For producers looking to get extra plays on their SoundCloud and open their audience up to a new community, check out Track Sift where a remix competition is running with Kilter and his new single ‘They Say’ on Ministry of Sound sub label etcetc.

GDD™ Morning Update: SoundCloud, Scuba, Brian Eno/Karl Hyde

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• SoundCloud set to hold discussions with major labels
• Stream a Mini-Mix of Scuba‘s ‘Phenix 1′ EP
Brian Eno and Karl Hyde reveal another collaborative track, ‘Daddy’s Car’

SoundCloud set to hold discussions with major labels

SoundCloud is set to hold copyright discussions with major labels and publishers, according to reports.
Digital Music News claims a pair of sources, who wish to remain anonymous, say that labels are unhappy with the manner SoundCloud works, due to owned content being uploaded by third parties.

As a result of user-uploaded content, the music site operates under a loophole within the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

One of the sources claimed that keeping track of all content is difficult for labels but used the British Phonographic Industry’s (BPI) policing of Google and YouTube as a good example.

“Their [catalog] is all over SoundCloud, and it’s essentially too hard to police but that doesn’t mean they won’t start. If you look at what’s happening over at Google and YouTube, you have the BPI flooding Google and YouTube with takedown notices.

“SoundCloud doesn’t want to start that because they could get completely flooded [with DMCA takedown demands]. And that’s just one way [the major labels] will start a war.”

(via Mixmag)

 

Stream a Mini-Mix of Scuba’s ‘Phenix 1′ EP

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With the first in his series of three EPs arriving on April 14, Berlin-based Hotflush bossScuba has put together and shared a very quick mini-mix which previews all four tracks from his impending Phenix 1 EP. The nearly four minute session seems to barely break the surface of the forthcoming record, especially after we’ve already heard some of its tracks in full, and breezes by all too quickly. However, the new sounds we do hear fromPhenix 1 are certainly enticing, including the soft vocal melodies that grace the mix’s opening minute and the array of almost palpable atmospherics that Scuba has woven into each of his new productions. All three minutes and 40 seconds of the Phenix 1 mini-mix can be streamed below.

(via XLR8R)

 

Brian Eno and Karl Hyde reveal another collaborative track, ‘Daddy’s Car’

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Another dispatch from Someday World. 

Brian Eno and Underworld’s Karl Hyde, you’ll likely have heard by now, are making an album together. The pair’s first collaborative effort, ‘The Satellites’ ,wasn’t exactly heartily received: the saccharine, vocal-led track quickly became something of a Twitter punchline, and got the shoe pie treatment in the FACT Singles Club.

Warp have now unveiled a second track from the pair, titled ‘Daddy’s Car’. Carnivalesque and cheery, it’s cut from a similar cloth to ‘The Satellites’ – which means you’ll already know whether you’re going to enjoy this one or not. Click below to listen.

Someday World is due on May 5 on Warp.

(via FACT Mag)