SoundCloud: Discover New Music Reviews

SoundCloud: Discover New Music Reviews

Published by on 2023-12-15

About: What’s next in music is first on SoundCloud. Be the first to discover, play
and share your favorite tracks from emerging artists Access the world’s
largest music discovery platform - That’s 300M+ tracks from 30M+ artists in
193 countries Discover new music, picked just for you - Play curated mixes and
playlists based on the music you love Listen to exclusive music on
SoundCloud - Hear tracks you can’t find any.

About SoundCloud

What is SoundCloud? SoundCloud is a music discovery platform that allows users to discover, play, and share their favorite tracks from emerging artists. It provides access to over 300 million tracks from 30 million artists in 193 countries. Users can discover new music, listen to exclusive tracks, and connect with their music community. They can also upload their own tracks and help their favorite independent artists get paid. SoundCloud offers a free version with ads, as well as two premium versions, SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+.



- Access to over 300 million tracks from 30 million artists in 193 countries

- Discover new music, picked just for you

- Listen to exclusive music on SoundCloud

- Find and connect with your music community

- Upload your own tracks and reach a global fanbase

- Help your favorite independent artists get paid through fan-powered royalties

- Three versions available: SoundCloud Free, SoundCloud Go, and SoundCloud Go+

- SoundCloud Go features: ad-free listening, offline listening, and fan-powered royalties

- SoundCloud Go+ features: premium tracks, exclusive app integrations, ad-free listening, offline listening, and fan-powered royalties

- Available in multiple languages: English, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish

- Privacy Policy and Terms of Use provided for user protection.

Overall User Satisfaction Rating

Positive experience

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~ from NLP analysis of 435,788 combined software reviews.

Key Benefits of SoundCloud

- You have managed to create a global platform for musical expression for artists who otherwise would never be heard

- Delivers original music without bowing to cavalier monetization

- New App is genius

- UI is great

20 SoundCloud Reviews

4.7 out of 5


Playlist Organization

this app is great but there are a lot of glitches with playlists that need to be fixed. Trying to rearrange your songs in your own playlists is a hassle, it takes multiple tries to get the song to permanently move because it often just reverts back to where it was right after you moved it. I always have to close then reopen the open to check and make sure my songs moved to where I wanted them to. Also the icons you can upload for your playlist cover never seem to update unless you actually open up and go into the playlist. This doesn’t seem to be much of an issue on the desktop but on mobile my set display cover is never what I picked, it’s usually automatically always the same picture as the first song in that playlist. This gets really irritating because if I want people to check out my playlists, the first thing they see is the display image and I would rather them see the one I chose than of the picture from someone’s track! Lastly, please incorporate the option to move around your playlists. I have playlists from months ago that are at the way end of my profile and would rather have some of those at the forefront of my profile when you visit it.
Really hope you consider ideas to fix these problems. Otherwise great app and I’ll always be a user.


Very good but some issues

So I’ve been using SoundCloud for the past 3 years and it has been amazing, but somethings I would wish could change as well as some issues I’ve ran into. The first thing is the UI, if I type in a song and I spell it wrong I wish it could put up something close to that and not say “ No Results”. Second thing is that I wish when you went into your saved playlist that you would start at the bottom or the newest song and not the top, but those I can live with so I own an IPhone X, I’m not showing off or anything but this thing has amazing speakers and for some reason when I play a song it crackles and pops which is soooo annoying, I’m an audio geek and I can not listen to a song when it cracks and pops it’s just infuriating. And the last thing is something that I’ve wanted for so long is to be able to post songs from your phone because not all of us own computers, and or laptops but the option to be able to post songs from your phone would be awesome. I hope you bring these ideas in consideration and hopefully are able to fix that bug but anyways I love SoundCloud and this is the only way to listen to songs that are posted by non singers or artists.


SoundCloud Says Something’s Wrong with my Email

Hello, if you are reading this, please do. I want to tell you people that... Well... I don’t know how to start, but... When I was using this app one day, it randomly signed me out when I was just listening to a song. And I tried signing back in on my iPhone, but it said, “Error: Sorry, we couldn’t sign you in. Please check that you have already created an account and have entered the correct account details.” But it was the exact, and only email I’ve ever used on this app. I tried doing this a couple of more times, and it still kept saying it didn’t exist/wrong email details. I kept trying to sign back in for weeks, and it still doesn’t work. I tried to do “I forgot my password”, and when I inserted my email, it said something something went wrong. It’s not the password, or it would have said I put the wrong password. this app, please fix this. It says my email is wrong. And I am not making another account. I already have over 50 followers, and I don’t want to start all over again. Thank you, and other reviewers, for reading this. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Happy Summer!


I did not give permission to renew this APP

I got a free trial. When that free trial was up, or even before it was up I removed it!! So why a month or 2 later when I buy an Apple pay card are you thieves going to charge my Apple Pay card? I don’t even have SoundCloud downloaded to my phone. I already reported it & I want my money back. SoundCloud was junk anyway. No offense but it even gives directions to go by to renew it. I never did. App is not even on my phone & they took it upon themselves to take $5-6 off of my Apple pay card. Now I have to wait 48 hours to see if they will refund my moneys? I’m poor so every dollar counts. I notice I’d 1$ is missing. I reported it & if I do not get a refund I will be contacting an attorney. Yes! Over 5.99! Why? Because I got that card to use TJ buy more I cloud, & not to pay for an app I am not even using nor is is downloaded to my phone anymore. Wanting to all, do not download SoundCloud with the free trial. Because even if you cancel it & remove from your phone as soon as you get money on any card you are using, they will take money out!!!! I want a refund & I want it ASAP! I can’t even enjoy my phone because I can’t even put cash more I cloud because of this!! Can’t even do the update on my phone I need to do because I there’s no space or GB’s to do it! Could do it if I could pay for more iCloud


Very great but some difficulties

Hello I’ve been a this app user since 2012 but didn’t really get into it until 2013. I would like to say this app is fantastic. However, I have problems listening to music without it cutting off every 30 seconds. Then once I press play, the same thing keeps happening. Also, as someone that makes music, I hate that there’s a pay wall behind me seeing simple things as who’s listening all over the world. Why should I by this app Go just to see things like that? The least I’m buying it for is playing music offline, that’s about it. Aside from that, I feel like this app Go is just not even worth it. I liked using this app until y’all introduced this app Go. Which basically limited us from listening to big artist on there giving us 30 seconds of a song just so we can buy that pay wall to listen to a full song we can listen to on other music apps. Not to mention the spotlight on our profiles. Are you seriously going to make us pay for that? That’s like paying $5 just to pin a tweet on Twitter. All I’m saying is I love this app, but I can’t stand it when they’re trying to beat around the bush just to make us pay for something.



I been on this app for at least 5 and a half years and it’s awesome. There was at times bugs where I request songs to be in a playlist but rarely it crashes while doing so. Another thing is that there is a gimmick where there is songs that have like a “star” symbol or a premium song where you have to pay to listen for monthly cost. But not only you can listen to these premium songs, you can put download playlist for out of service ordeals. I would say the major downfall for this streaming service app is that I have to type the right perfect word for a song title, artist, or even a album in the search bar. If I misspelled a word, it would give me a totally different result of music or even no result at all. Therefore, I have to make sure to make more of a tension to spell the word of the song and such throughly. But other than that, I’ve been using SoundCloud at first free but I decided to pay monthly because I’ve been traveling more often now so it makes since of downloading songs. I recommend using SoundCloud. I’ve been previously using grooveshark until they shut down in 2015 then I switched over to this app.



I have been a this app Go user for several years now. I have no problem paying for this subscription because I love SoundCloud, however there are issues which I feel if addressed, could make SoundCloud much better. For years I have dealt with tracks out of my likes being deleted or removed. I understand many of these tracks are leaked and therefore are not supposed to be on SoundCloud , however this is not the case for all songs that are removed. There is nothing worse than wanting to listen to a song and not being able to find it. Out of my 1,500 + likes I cannot remember the names of all songs I like. I believe if these tracks are deleted it would be very helpful that instead of them simply being taken down, they should still exist in your likes, even if you can’t listen to them. This way, I’m not really losing my music. I’d still be able to find the songs elsewhere, it’s just so frustrating having music disappear. Please address this issue. Also fix your search algorithms!! Neither of these issues seem like they would be difficult to address. Please fix for the sake of users!! Makes me rethink paying my subscription.



I’ve had SoundCloud for around 3 years and I had around 300 sounds that I had in my liked section because all of them wouldn’t fit in a playlist and I was okay with it. During those 3 years I loved it because I like underground rappers starting from this app and rising to the top and I would always search for new artist just so I wouldn’t have the same music as everybody else and I’d always show my friends and they’d always ask who it is and for me that’s a compliment cause putting someone on a new artist always makes me feel like that boy. But anyways a couple days ago when I was going to show my friend a couple new songs I found I went to the like section and all of my music that I had liked were gone. All those 3 years of searching for new music that little to no one has heard before done the drain and y’all don’t know how sad I felt cause now I’m never going to get to listen to those songs again because I dug really deep to find them and I’m not going to waste my time searching for it again. this app staff members, if you happen to see this please pleaseeee let me know if there’s anyway you guys can get my music back that’s all I want😭


Unfortunately, just not worth it anymore.

A couple years ago I would’ve given 10/5 stars if I could. But nowadays, there’s so many advertisements that it makes listening not even worth it. I completely understand the reason for advertisements & for a long time, I could put up with them. However, I just used this app for the first time in maybe a year. THERE IS 2 ADS BETWEEN EACH TRACK.
Back when I used to use this app for all my music, I’d have to put up with an occasional ad or two every 4-6 songs. But now it’s simply unbearable. I’m not exaggerating when I say I just logged onto this app & the first 4 tracks I played, I got 2 ads in between each. It was frustrating after the 2. Annoying after the 3rd. Infuriating after the 4th & I didn’t stick around for the 5th.
I’ve been using audiomack as of late. I’d recommend that to anyone who doesn’t have music specifically on this app. I know that’s the reason I used this app so much. A lot of the underground artists would start on this app and their music would then find its way to other platforms. But I just can’t do the ads anymore.
If you suggest paying for this app, why would I? The search engine all the way to the user experience is just terrible. Anyway, just my opinion. Happy listening, all!


Lots of minor/medium problems

this app is fine. I like that it’s free. There are some songs, like Elise by The Greeting Committee, that used to be free but now require a premium for you to listen to. I’d prefer if more were free, but beggars can’t be choosers. Anyways, I don’t even know if that decision is up to this app or the individual creators.
There are some more glaring problems, though. For one, when I try to scroll down quickly, SoundCloud gets really laggy, shows me one frame a second, and scrolls down incredibly slow. It’s infuriating when I’m trying to go low down in my likes songs.
Another issue is finding when a song was posted or looking at its description. Both of these are impossible on the this app app. It seems that the developers only care about the computer version of this app, when it is much, much better as a mobile app. I have no clue why you would focus on the computer more. It’s not like I can carry a computer in my pocket while it’s connected to headphones or anything.
Also, when someone replies to one of my comments I’d like to be notified. This one is just a small suggestion.
I usually like SoundCloud , but it needs major, major polishing. Please update it!


Amazing! But just one problem..

this app is an amazing app to use! I don’t really mind the Ads because I don’t really have any money to upgrade so I just stay with the regular this app instead of this app go. I’ve used SoundCloud for about 5 years now but since this year, I’ve started to notice a problem whenever I search for any music. Every time I search for music, I start to listen to it without liking it (because sometimes I forget to do that). But every time the song ends, or I try to look for a different version of the song, it always automatically skips to a different type of song that’s not under the title I searched for. This has been a constant issue for a few months so I decided to delete SoundCloud and try again, then it started to work like usual. But now, just a few seconds ago, the same problem popped up again. I don’t know if it’s a glitch in the system or just something that was included in the new update. But whatever it is, I’m not so happy with it. Other than that, that’s all I really have to say for SoundCloud whatsoever.


App terrible interface but desktop great! Make them the same!

SoundCloud is so terrible compared to the desktop version. The searches never come up the they do on desktop, I never see my page with my spotlight 5 tracks when I open it up, i have to scroll forever just to get to what is normally right there on my desktop.... SoundCloud gets ZERO. As an artist and some one and I are talking about music and who I like and what I sound like I’d like to be able to easily show them or find the name of the musician I was listening too earlier that day etc. I have more specific complaints but these are the ones that come to mind. The ‘usability’ and ease of interface is just terrible on SoundCloud version. I gave an 8 or something for the recommendation of this app to people but , it would have been a 10 if the stupid interface on SoundCloud wasn’t so clunky. The two interfaces (desk and app) should look and work essentially the same. A girl told me it was impossible for her to figure out how to repost my song on SoundCloud version. she gave up in frustration. In some way that reflects on me and I lost a precious repost. Also I’d like to be able to link my two accounts , even if it is just slightly more a month to have both on premium. That last note is not about SoundCloud obviously. Thanks for listening.



I love the music I can find on the this app platform but I cannot STAND the way you have set up users to consume ads! Firstly, there used to be a way to skip most ads after 15 seconds but that feature seems to have been completely removed. Next, you guys place an ad after almost EVERYYYYY song and not to mention the fact that you also have put ads BEFORE a song plays when you manually change songs! SoundCloud is only good because of the ARTISTS music that we have access to, but SoundCloud/platform is losing me day-by-day and makes me want to download the music and get off SoundCloud altogether!!!!!!! Lastly, one of the most annoying parts of your ad setup is the fact that when you do click another song and an ad plays——— YOU CAN’T LEAVE THE *BLEEPING* APP!!!!! You HAVEEEE to let the 30 second ad play fully in its entirety with no ability to skip halfway through or to close SoundCloud to listen while continuing to do something else on another app like most do! I guess you can just do like me and close/relaunch SoundCloud a million times but it’s getting absolutely so ridiculous and frustrating that I had to let SOMEONE who might be involved in this terrible setup know it needs to be fixed or DRAMATICALLY reduced!!!!!!!


Mobile App Bugs

I’ve been experiencing two separate issues. The first one happenes when I’m streaming this app via blue tooth and the mobile app gets stuck in a loop. It plays the song then an ad and then the same song again and the same ad. So far the only way I have figured out to cancel the loop is to restart SoundCloud . The second issue I’m experiencing is (and it’s fairly difficult to explain) when ever I create a station from a song I like on the mobile app, it creates a station but down at the bottom of the screen where it shows the playlist for the station, it queues up some where between two and seven copies of the same song. All the copies of the song play at one time, but audio wise, only one plays. This problem does not stop when I close and restart SoundCloud , and it seems to happen to any song, even ones that are not in my “Likes”. I really enjoy this app, and it is my first choice when deciding what platform to listen to music on and it’s always disappointing to discover a bug. That being said, thank you for taking the time to read this.


It’s okay, but...

So I don’t really write reviews, but I have an issue or two (maybe more) with SoundCloud that really bugs me. One: the pause/play button on the control center/lock screen. I tap the pause button, but the music keeps playing anyways. I have to soft reset my phone each time, and it’s exhausting. Two: sometimes my music starts to crackle. It’s rare, but it’s so annoying when it does happen. Three: when I add a song to a playlist, it adds it all the way down to the bottom instead to the top, and when you have a long playlist, hitting edit at the top, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and waiting for the song to be dragged all the way up is also exhausting. Four: sometimes the time stops, so the song will be going, but it’ll say something like 0:10 when it’s just about over. And to fix it, I have to drag the dot to a different time, hoping it’ll land on something close, but when you don’t know what second it’s on, it’ll mess up the song, and ruin the listening experience. Other than that, it’s easy to use. But please fix these four problems.


Fix the app

The following is complaints about the mobile this app:

this app is a good music app, not to lie. The ads are horrifyingly long, especially when you get a 30 second ad that you cannot skip. I can last a 15 second ad, but the ads are not skippable. Also another thing is if your new and you try to do the verification thing on mobile, it is possible the email won’t send at all. I’ve seen this on many other phones. Also, editing playlists most rearranging the songs don’t save until you repeatedly do it. Editing the name of the playlist I haven’t found anyway yet since. Another reason, are the visual bugs. Sometimes when loading in a song after an ad or so, the ad information shows up, but the song still plays. You can’t see the song until you close out of the ad and/or song. Also, a suggestion I’d like to make is you can verify your email whenever you want to, not while you’re editing your profile. Not trying to hate SoundCloud , it is pretty good, the main problems are the playlists bugs, and ads.


Great app, just a couple issues.

I got this app a little bit back and have loved it. From its ease of access, to wide array of artists, it is one of the best music platforms. There are a couple minor issues though. The rating is 12+ but there is no filter, toggle-able or not, for explicit language, and some people that are advertising... naughty sites. The follower count is also off saying you can have 3 followers when you might only have one. It would also be nice if the profile menu was accessible from anywhere, just at the top-right of the screen, instead of hidden away in one of the tabs. One other slightly annoying thing is the fact that liking a song always adds it to your library, and that liking your own playlists double adds it. It would be nice if your library was edited to not just save everything you like. That they could be two separate groups (Play all liked songs, and my library) thanks for reading this review and I hope you take these items into consideration!


not horrible, but not perfect

there are many minor issue about SoundCloud , like how you cant re arrange your liked songs and have to add every song to a playlist to control their positions (which i dont understand why thats even a thing). But the main 2 issues i have with this is the amount of times SoundCloud refreshes after its opened, to the point where it becomes the norm, and the amount of ads it give. SoundCloud constantly gives me ads in between songs and ruin the vibe, i could be listening to some sentimental music at high volume then get cut off by some guy talking about a brand new car i never knew even existed, exploading my ears by how loud the ads are, and not only that, sometimes it gives me 2 ads back to back, both 30 whole seconds, making me waste an entire minute listening to ads when i could of been done with the second song in the queue. many problems occur in SoundCloud , but other than that, the music is crispy, they give a variaty of different music every week, and it can play in the background. Its a fairly good app but its not perfect.


Love it but latest update has issues

FIX REQUIRED: Latest update has songs making cracking/popping noise when playing music. Happens whether online streaming or playing offline saved songs. Not HW issue--only seems to happen on SoundCloud. Please troubleshoot!

Recommendation: A repeat button for mobile (single and playlist).

Otherwise, this app is awesome. This is my #1 music discovery tool. I have discovered so many new genres and artists I had never heard before using SoundCloud, and I love that the artists are free to post ANYTHING instead of only their studio-ready work. Sometimes the experimental stuff is what is most interesting. The freedom of musical constraint is what makes this app really the best streaming service to me without the overhead of video (like another streaming service I also use to discover music), and it also gives me control in what I want to hear. The recommendations have been spot-on (again, introducing me to new music I've fallen in love with), and I hope this app continues the way it's been and improves with our feedback!


Web is web - App is App

First and foremost: Thank you this app, you are brilliant! You have somehow managed to accomplish the impossible: create a global platform for musical expression for artists who otherwise would never be heard AND deliver that to we humans hungry for food-medicine-energy that IS original music without bowing to cavalier monetization. Haven't a clue how you surpassed Apple, Google, Pandora and the rest save only for how amazingly perfect a team you have created. You are the Shaolin Monks of Music. You ARE the revolution. That said, you new App is genius! Crisp, clean, low footprint, perfect maximization of OS and platform utilization and the aesthetic attention to detail is both subtle and sublime. Outstanding accomplishment!
As far as the whiners who confuse web with apps and have never coded a line - ignore them; this version of you app reflects the excellence and vision that guides your exquisite and critically necessary presence on earth. Gratitude sisters & brothers - inspired use of tech & heart - love SoundCloud!


Great app except one thing.

SoundCloud works great, in my opinion it’s the best music app ever. It’s free and can actually pick what song you want to listen to whenever you want to listen to it, all with very little ads. You can pay to have SoundCloud ad free but no need for that. Also when you pay you can download songs for offline listening but I’ve noticed that if you put a song on a playlist and listened to it before at least once that it doesn’t have to load the next time you listen to the song so there is no need for paying. The only bad thing is there is this one thing called this app weekly on the homepage and it recamends you songs... but all the songs are usually really old like 1-3 years old, so I would like if it would recommend songs that are newer. Other than that if you live in a family that has very little money and you love to listen to music like I do (bus ride to school, bus ride home, when I play basketball, when I wanna jam out) and stuff like that it’s perfect. So this app if you see this please keep SoundCloud the way you have it. But maybe different color ways. I like when music apps change their color ways!


wow, i’m really frustrated

okay so i always fall alseep with music on and i suddenly realized that my songs were cutting short, so i go to SoundCloud and look at my 200 sum playlist and OVER HALF of my playlist is go+ and i was listening to the whole songs earlier today. i understand y’all need to make money but clam down all my Phora, Russ, billie, peep, and some of my other songs are all go+ i need to listen to my music and i don’t have any money literally i can’t pay for music that’s why i use sound cloud but now that over half my playlist is just go+ i guess i’m going to have to listen on yt and i hate listening on yt bc you can’t go off of it i can’t sleep with music on in yt so i wish that you would take go+ off of songs cause i could easily stop using this app i don’t want to but if i can’t listen to my music i’ll have to compromise and i love this app don’t get me wrong but omg y’all non of my songs are longer than a preview and i hope you guys can take the go+ off songs i’m so sick of my songs being 30 sec long so please listen to me, because i speak for millions you should get enough money from people using your app? come on y’all


I like it for music, I guess.

I think what truly ruins the experience is the same culprit that could ruin any music app, ads are one of the main reasons I dislike using SoundCloud, they’re long, repetitive, and after a while become very annoying. It doesn’t help that the only ads you get are anti-smoking, I get it, smoking is bad, guys. But can we get some different ads, maybe instead of interrupting the music experience, just do pop-ups, at least get some new shorter ads. And don’t give us the option to skip ads if the ad ends before the skip timer, its infuriating. The timer will be 30 seconds and the ad will end just before. Don’t give us the option if we can’t use it.

This has become more of a review on anti-smoking ads. I don’t smoke and I find these ads annoying, they’re deliberately unnerving. They don’t make me thinking “stop smoking” they make me think “ew why, I don’t even smoke why I’m I forced to endure this”.

Besides this I think there’s a genre for everyone here, and you can find some nice music here that you can’t hear on the radio, though I’m mostly here for the soundclown memes.


Needs some additions but best way to find new music

Everyone knows all the good things of this app like growing new artists so fast and helping people find new music. I’m gonna give a few suggestions for it though. Things that I want in SoundCloud ; the computer version is great, but you know we all want music on the go and most people use their phones. As a producer with my own page I would like the messages to be on the phone and comments and more interaction with my fans on my phone. Everyone knows there is bugs, but I’m sure the this app team is fixing them now. I’d also suggest maybe better pages for artists. I find it may be hard for new users to get used to it. It’s a little big maybe scale it down to fix more on screen. Anyways, great app! Suggest it if you love music :)

Update: right after writing this I discovered this app Pulse which I think is a great app. Though I’d still like to see you being able to respond to DMS, have social media links on artist pages, and have descriptions on artists pages.

Is SoundCloud Safe?

Yes. SoundCloud: Discover New Music is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 435,788 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.7/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for SoundCloud Is 87.0/100.

Is SoundCloud Legit?

Yes. SoundCloud: Discover New Music is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 435,788 SoundCloud: Discover New Music User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for SoundCloud Is 99/100..

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Pricing Information

**Pricing data is based on average subscription prices reported by users..

- SoundCloud Free: Free with ads

- SoundCloud Go: $4.99/month with ad-free listening, offline listening, and fan-powered royalties

- SoundCloud Go+: $9.99/month with all the features of SoundCloud Go plus access to premium tracks and DJ integrations.

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