SoundCloud is an awesome website for streaming music. It’s so simple to create a track these days on your computer and then upload it. Nothing new there.
The interesting thing about Sound Cloud is that you can post comments along this blue line shown:
At any point in the song, you can click your mouse onto that point and write a comment. Maybe ‘nice drop’ or ‘i love these drums here’ or even ‘that sounds a bit sketchy, maybe you should change it’. It is able to help musicians understand which specific parts of their songs are liked and which could be removed. This is just another step towards a completely interactive world- we’re helping the artist make their songs better.
A couple of years ago, the band Radiohead released all the parts of their single ‘Nude’ for people to download on iTunes and rearrange. You can download the bass, drum, guitar, string FX and voice stems, remix them and upload them to the Radiohead website, where you can listen to the top 10 best versions.
While people have been remixing for a long time, I hope that in the future bands will allow people to remix their songs for free. The world’s largest collaboration, all thanks to the internet.