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    Default New soundcloud is out of beta

    Ive been using it in beta, and I liked some of the features like music playing even if you are doing other stuff, the reposting of songs. The new explore seemed better categorized but I cant tell how good it really is since i havent really used it.


    What are your thoughts?

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    it's just rife with performance issues at the moment. pages aren't loading. constant error messages. i haven't been able to fully explore the new features as a result. hopefully it's just rollout day issues. not sure why this is going so bad since it's been around for months as a beta.

    the song playing in the background and the comments system seems to be a big improvement.

    on another note according to this usa today article on the new rollout, a pay to listen service with ads like spotify/pandora is in the pipeline....



    An improved Facebook sign-in process identifies your music and audio likes and immediately finds them on SoundCloud so you can start following. And SoundCloud listeners can easily create and share their own sets compilations of various music and audio offerings that they have discovered on the site.

    These changes will help SoundCloud evolve into a more profitable business, says Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, a New York-based venture-capital firm with investments in the company. SoundCloud already makes money from a premium service, for which creators pay $40 to $600 a year, he says.

    But the biggest growth is in listeners, Wilson says, so a subscription or advertising-based business model is imminent. "This is all about making the experience for the listener a better experience than it has been."


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2...aunch/1743391/



    Not sure how that makes the experience better for the listener.
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    ...and the commenting just now is disabled due to server issues.

    I was not that impressed with the new look, a busy look compared with the old clean one. If they put ads inside this busy look, Myspace here we come.
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    fortunately, you can still go back to the classic soundcloud if this one is not you cup of tea

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    I went back to the old Soundcloud, because I couldn't believe they stripped my favorite feature: the ability to see what songs the people you follow are "favoriting." I found so much good music that way. Now that's split into "favorites" and "repost", which I fear will only reduce the number of recommended songs appearing in my dashboard.

    I'm sure Ill be forced into the new one eventually.

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    It's annoying when web firms fix something that doesn't need fixing by breaking it.

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    Loads of errors still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dual citizen View Post
    I went back to the old Soundcloud, because I couldn't believe they stripped my favorite feature: the ability to see what songs the people you follow are "favoriting." I found so much good music that way. Now that's split into "favorites" and "repost", which I fear will only reduce the number of recommended songs appearing in my dashboard.

    I'm sure Ill be forced into the new one eventually.
    Ha, that was exactly why I went back to the old one, after trying out the beta a few weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dual citizen View Post
    I went back to the old Soundcloud, because I couldn't believe they stripped my favorite feature: the ability to see what songs the people you follow are "favoriting." I found so much good music that way.
    as far as i can tell they just changed favorites to likes. it's on the right hand side of someone's profile. you might have to scroll down to see it.

    the functionality seems about the same.

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