Keep it amongst friends with private track & playlist sharing on SoundCloud

Sometimes you want to share your tracks without making it public, whether you want your friends to hear it first or you’re collaborating with someone. SoundCloud’s latest update lets you share private music. 

SoundCloud are the only music streaming service to offer private track and playlist sharing, at least that’s their claim. Now that privilege has been extended to creators on their iOS app after making private music sharing available on Android earlier.

Private track sharing will be a great tool for collaborators meaning that you can share your tracks or even full playlists before they’re ready to go live on mobile, no matter where you are. Get feedback from your peers, artists you’re working with, your friends, even your mum and make sure you’re as happy as you should be with your music before it goes live for the world to hear. It’s also a great tool for sending your music to blogs or playlists for consideration without having to release it officially first.

Here’s how to share tracks and playlists on the SoundCloud iOS app:

  1. You can share a private track or playlist the same way you share a public link via the fullscreen player menu at the bottom of your screen. (You must be the owner of the track to share one, meaning you cannot share someone else’s private track).
  2. Once you think it’s ready for the world, you can make a track or playlist public on your mobile phone. You’ll know if you’re public when the locked icon is gone.
  3. Decide you want to go back into stealth mode? You can easily switch back to “locked” status, so your track / playlist is unavailable for discovery.

SoundCloud say: “Because creating your best work requires the best possible workflow, we’re committed to continuously improving your tools and our offerings. So you keep rocking and we’ll keep rolling out the updates – and make sure to check back here regularly so you don’t miss a thing.”

You can privately share tracks and playlists on SoundCloud using their Android and iOS apps now. Just make sure you have the latest version of the app, and get sharing!

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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