As I’m sure any devout music lover would know, Spotify’s Discover Weekly is basically one of the easiest ways to find music that you’ll (probably) enjoy. SoundCloud has now created a similar playlist called SoundCloud Weekly.
YouTube and other streaming services have been using handy algorithms to identify what you want to see and listen to for years and it’s been pretty helpful.
The SoundCloud playlist will function in a similar way to Spotify’s Discover Weekly. In fact, it’s pretty much the same.
Soundcloud does want us to know that they have ‘multiple times more’ tracks than their competing streaming services, with a current catalogue of over 180 million tracks. All of which can be accessed from their homepage or on the mobile app.
The company has by far the widest range of tracks available for streaming, with Spotify carrying around 35 million and Apple Music having around 45 million.
In a statement from the announcement, CEO Kerry Trainor noted the music community’s ability to upload music for free is what gives the streaming service the upper hand when it comes to Discovery.
“SoundCloud has the largest, most diverse music catalogue ever assembled. SoundCloud Weekly draws from our global creator community to deliver a simple, personalised music experience that connects more creators with new listeners than ever before.”
“Our commitment to giving more creators more ways to be discovered is why what’s next in music is first on SoundCloud.”
In 2017, SoundCloud created a similar format of playlist that specifically draws from new releases, giving them a platform to be heard. Both of the Soundcloud playlists are now up and running for all your music discovery needs.
Via Rolling Stone.