Two of the world’s most popular social platforms are coming together today as SoundCloud launches integration with Instagram!
The integration makes it easier to share tracks to Instagram with a few simple taps, and Instagram users will then be able to click “Play on SoundCloud” at the top of a Story to go to the SoundCloud app and begin listening. The new feature begins rolling out to users today and is available via the latest versions of the SoundCloud and Instagram apps on iOS and Android. This new feature is not only a big addition for passionate music fans who until now, utilized screenshots, but it’s another upgrade to the tools millions of creators use to build their careers with SoundCloud.
This announcement follows the other big recent SoundCloud news benefitting music creators: DJs will be able to stream and mix SoundCloud’s catalog through their favorite DJ software, SoundCloud Premier offers highest payout for creators and SoundCloud and Dubset partner to clear remixes and get creators paid.
- Press release here
- Creator quotes:
- Saweetie – “When creatives are able to share their songs via Stories it allows fans and followers to get the information instantly. Instead of DM’ing and commenting, they can easily click through to be taken directly to the track.”
- Bob Moses – “Social media and Instagram, particularly for us at least, are where everyone seems to live so having even more ways to integrate music in to that world is always a good thing. We look forward to seeing what everyone’s listening to.”
- Call Me Karizma – “Being able to directly communicate with my fans through the new integration is so important to me. I have a special relationship with my supporters, and SoundCloud is making that even stronger.”