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SoundCloud specializes in combining social platforms with music streaming. Users are welcome to connect to SoundCloud via their social networks, share their playlists and follow their friends' playlists as well as customize their own playlists from the service's comprehensive song library.
Specializing in allowing new aspiring artists to record and upload their very own music onto the SoundCloud platform, artists are able to record up to 2 hours of unique tracks for free. Upgrade to Pro and Unlimited accounts and users gain the ability to record up to 4 hours of tracks (with the Pro account), or unlimited hours of tracks (with the Unlimited account).
SoundCloud also offers embeddable players and SoundCloud APIs and a number of other helpful developmental tools including sharing kits and an iOS SDK for developers who are interested in building their own music playing platforms for PC and/or mobile.
Completely free of charge, users can rate, share and add the indie tracks they like to their customizable playlists which they can listen to at virtually any time and from anywhere via their PC or the service’s iPhone and Android mobile apps.
Although recording and uploading tracks onto SoundCloud is a relatively easy process (similar to the process by which you would upload videos onto YouTube)|, the platform does not provide the proper tools for audio editing, so basically what you record is what you get.