New to SoundCloud. Selected for You.
The Upload is a discovery feature that brings you a list of music recently uploaded to SoundCloud and personalized to your taste. The Upload is refreshed on a daily basis.
It is available via the Discover tab on web, and in the Search tab on iOS and Android. The Upload will recommend tracks that have been uploaded to SoundCloud within the last few days, based on what you like and listen to.
What kind of content will The Upload recommend to me?
The Upload considers all the uploads of the past few days on SoundCloud and ranks them based on your past activity to find the most relevant tracks for you. It uses machine learning to create a unique recommendation profile for each listener.
Will premium content appear in The Upload if I'm subscribed to SoundCloud Go+?
As long as the content is relevant and matches your activity, yes. Free users will not see premium SoundCloud Go+ content in their The Upload.
How often will The Upload be refreshed?
A new list of recommendations will appear in The Upload on a daily basis.
If I don’t listen to any tracks for a while, will The Upload still get updated every day?
Yes, mainly because it relies on new content uploaded to SoundCloud. However, the more time you spend on SoundCloud, the better The Upload, as the algorithms will have a better understanding of which new uploads could be relevant for you.
What if I’m a brand new user to SoundCloud, will I have access to The Upload?
You won’t see it on the first day because we would first need to get a sense of what music you’re into. But the sooner you start listening to tracks, the faster we can create and showcase new music in The Upload for you.
Will The Upload change based on what I’ve been listening to recently?
You may find more similar tracks in The Upload over time, but no, there won’t be a takeover of one particular genre. Our approach to understanding what you care about is not dominated by recent activity. Additionally, new content of a particular genre would also have to be uploaded and get listened to by like-minded people for it to be considered relevant. That’s the other factor that meaningfully impacts what we show in The Upload.
You can read more about The Upload on our blog post.