What is SoundCloud? It’s an audio streaming music platform that is very different from other audio streaming platforms. While SoundCloud does stream licensed music tracks, it’s also a go-to platform for user-generated content. Like how YouTube functions as a video service, SoundCloud enables any user to create a profile and upload audio content. It also offers a social aspect – users can comment on one another’s tracks, and share the tracks or playlists on their own pages, a la a ‘retweet’ on Twitter. SoundCloud players can easily be embedded on a webpage, so it’s become a preferred way for many music sites and bloggers to put tracks or albums in front of their readers.
Shawn Carter, more commonly known as Jay Z, is a hip-hop mogul whose success has catapulted him into a household name. From record label owner, to music festival curator, to being close buddies with President Obama, there’s no obstacle too large standing in the way of this former kid from the streets of Brooklyn.
We often hear about the growth of digital media and the increased adoption of new media devices. With the press that digital media receives, it is easy to think that traditional media is becoming obsolete, especially among younger adults. It is true that TV, radio, magazines, and newspapers are not the dominant media that they […]