• How do I find sounds to listen to?

    We've made it even easier to find new sounds to hear on SoundCloud, with our new Search & Explore. At the top of every page on SoundCloud you'll find our universal search bar, which will make suggestions of artists, music, and audio based on what you enter into it. Our...
  • Can I save sounds to a specific place so I can find them again?

    Like any sound or playlist to easily find it at a later date, and let it’s creator know their work is appreciated. Click the ‘Heart’ button below any sound or playlist to add it to your list of likes. Your most recent likes are displayed on your profile. Click ‘Show...
  • What sounds end up in my Stream?

    Your Stream keeps you up to date with the people you follow: their new tracks, playlists, and reposts will be displayed at https://soundcloud.com/stream. Your own posts will also be displayed there as well as your profile. Unfollow people to stop their new uploads from appearing in your Stream. If you...
  • What kind of username should I pick? Can it be anything?

    Almost any name is fair game, but please keep the SoundCloud Community Guidelines in mind when picking. Also, in certain cases we may remove or change usernames that violate these rules: No squatting: don’t pick a name just because it’s valuable or might be valuable to somebody else. Accounts that...
  • How do I change my username?

    You can change your username and permalink to your profile by clicking right here. To change your permalink, click the little pen icon that appears beside your URL, like in this image: Please note that if you change the permalink to your profile, this will also affect all links and...
  • The username I want is taken! Can I have it?

    If you try to select a username and see that it's already been taken, you will need to select a different one. It may be helpful to add a number to the username you're trying to use or an underscore (i.e. _). If you believe your username or trademark is...
  • I accidentally deleted my account, can you get it back?

    Unfortunately, we don't hold any deleted data due to privacy issues. Because of this, we are unable to restored any deleted accounts.
  • What is Spotlight? How does it work?

    Available with any of our Pro Plans, Spotlight allows you to pin up to 5 items (either sounds or playlists) to the top of your profile page's stream (Please note: Spotlight is only available on site and not for mobile devices). After your Spotlight selection, your most recent sounds and...
  • I deleted my account and it isn't going away!

    If you deleted your account, it has been put into a queue and will be deleted in due time. Please keep in mind, we don't have control over the deleted account link showing up in Google's search results. It can take Google from 3 weeks to 3 months to re-index...
  • Haven't received my email confirmation, what can I do?

    Confirmation emails are generally sent out instantly. If you haven't received one yet, please check your spam folder to make sure it didn't end up there by accident. Then try again to re-send it from your account, just like the image below displays (this can be done in your email...