Content policies

As an open platform, freedom of expression is important to us. However, there are certain types of content that have no place on SoundCloud. 

What content we do not allow on the platform

In order to protect the community and maintain positivity, please don’t post:

Remember that SoundCloud can be accessed by people as young as 13. Don’t post any content that is predominantly sexual in nature, or that could be perceived as an aid to sexual gratification. This includes, but is not limited to, images containing nudity and recordings or detailed descriptions of sexual acts. There are plenty of other places to find that content online.

Hate speech:
You are welcome to share your opinions and beliefs on SoundCloud, even if they might be controversial, or challenge the status-quo. However, we will not tolerate content that promotes or encourages hatred, discrimination or violence against others based on things like race, cultural identity or ethnic background, religious beliefs, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Violence; incitement & promotion:
We want to uphold a positive atmosphere for the community–we do not tolerate any use of intimidation or threats of violence between users or against the wider public. Any threatening content will be removed when it is reported to our team. 

We will also remove any content that promotes or incites violence against others e.g. we don’t accept graphic images of real or dramatized violence which have been uploaded to shock members of the community. 

Extremism & illegal content:
While we encourage everyone to share their opinions and beliefs, it is not acceptable to use SoundCloud to share illegal material, or content related to extremist ideologies. We will remove all content and accounts which share this type of material, when it is reported to our team for review. 

Privacy violations
We believe that everyone has the right to privacy, no matter who they are. That’s why it is not ok to share personal details of another person (or entity), without their permission. This includes recordings of private conversations, photographs, unlisted phone numbers, and home or email addresses.

If you break the rules

If we receive notification from a rightsholder that any content uploaded to your account infringes their copyright, or if we believe that your activity violates any of our other guidelines, we will send you a written warning. If we have to send you more than two of these warnings, we will terminate your account. In the most extreme cases, we reserve the right to terminate your account immediately, without prior warning.

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