Our News / April 14th, 2019
New DSP : Yandex Music
Yandex is one of the largest technology companies in Russia and offers a number of internet related services and products including the fifth most popular search engine in the world.
Yandex also operates, an on-demand subscription and ad-supported streaming service Yandex Music that is available on both desktop and mobile devices.
The Service offers the following service tiers:
(i) 'Ad-Supported Service' - an ad-supported, free to the end user streaming service, available in low audio quality and with limited functionality via mobile devices and with on-demand functionality via desktop devices.
(ii) 'Premium Service' - monthly paid on-demand subscription service, that includes both streaming and tethered downloads (i.e. an 'offline mode'), available in standard audio quality via desktop and mobile devices.
We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Yandex and excited to see how this develops in the coming months.
Industry News / April 17th, 2019
Rotterdam's Suicide Club has found a recipe for success in a city of contrasts
Suicide Club combines DJs with dining, and Dutch reserve with dancefloor enthusiasm.
The Groot Handelsgebouw building - an eight-storey office block and an architectural symbol of post-war Rotterdam - is an odd setting for a night that showcases some of Holland's leading underground DJs. But then the Suicide Club is an unusual night. Arriving on the eighth floor we exit the lift facing an open kitchen, food service still in full swing. Ambient jazz fills the air above the murmer of conversation and clatter of plates and glasses. With room for 200, the club is small, with a round bar, decorated in turquoise tiles, in the middle. Wrought iron modular shelving sits above it, a few sections filled with ornate stained glass. Warm, low hanging lights sit above the tables. So far, so gastro. Has this place really played host to the likes of Carista, Luke van Dijk and DJ Deeon (and tonight, local hero De Sluwe Vos)?
Industry News / April 16th, 2019
SoundCloud: Curated Playlists
With the largest, most diverse music catalog ever assembled, SoundCloud is where tomorrow's creators get their start, genres emerge and music culture is born. Alongside personalized weekly playlists such as 'SoundCloud Weekly,' 'The Upload,' and 'Fresh Pressed,' the next chapter of curation on SoundCloud, more handcrafted playlists and new community profile pages, has now begun!!
Expanding curation with more handcrafted playlists from a team of music industry VIPs
From the moment listeners land on their home screen, their new playlists will help them explore the diverse communities that make up SoundCloud. They include picks from some of the leading names in music, and instantly connect listeners with more opportunities to discover new tracks and creators. Check out the full roundup of playlists launching tomorrow, below.
In addition to playlists, SoundCloud are introducing community profile pages. These pages work just like any other profile page on SoundCloud, and bring together music communities that are authentically SoundCloud.
Each community page will be home to their new handcrafted playlists that are most relevant to that community. It's the place where music fans can interact directly with our curators and other music fans who share the same musical taste, as well as stay up-to-date on new tracks, emerging creators and more. Check out the communities below.
Hustle, The Peak, RAW, Shine, Scenes, Vs, Throwback, AURAS, Circuits, Coded, Vibrations, Subs, La Onda, Amped
The launch is phase one of the rollout and will be U.S. only, with more territories rolling out soon.
Ear Candy: Fresh Pop Picks
Drippin': Best Rap Right Now
On The Up: EDM, New & Hot
Tearz: Rap's New Edge
Vibes: Best New R&B
Club Heat: Dance, New & Hot
Stitches: Indie New Arrivals
Borderless: Giant Global Beats
La Multitud: Latinx Pop, New & Hot
The Dive: New Rock Now
The Bassbin: UK Beats, New & Hot
Tunnel: Underground Electronic, New & Hot
One World: Global Pop Hits
Gotham Bars: NYC Rap, New & Hot
I 85: Atlanta Rap, New & Hot
Pacific Rims: New West Coast Rap
Power Play: Quality Hip-Hop Cuts
The Look Out: Bubbling Rap Tracks
Closer: Emerging R&B
Sunrise: Fresh Florida Rap