SoundCloud Reaches 10 Million Milestone

SSoundCloud today announced it has reached 10 million registered users. The company had an increase of over seven million users since January 2011, and will see one million new members joining in January. Pretty exciting, isn’t it?


To celebrate the milestone, SoundCloud has created ‘Story Wheel’, a new SoundCloud Labs project that allows anyone to record their own narrative around a series of images to tell a personal story. Co-founders Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss have today launched this new feature by sharing an intimate conversation with the SoundCloud community, reflecting on their journey to date.

Launched in October 2008, SoundCloud was born of the realization that sound is an untapped territory on the Web compared to images, video, and text. The key to SoundCloud’s rapid growth has been the understanding of the simplicity, breadth and potential of sound:

  • Sound is mobile: Over five million official SoundCloud apps have been downloaded.
  • Sound is developing: Over 10,000 apps being developed on SoundCloud’s open platform. Recent additions include integrations with professional music creation software Pro Tools and Cakewalk.
  • Sound is more than music: Over 3.3 million different tags show the breadth of sounds on the platform, which now includes everything from journalists & bloggers (Robert Scoble), to publishing (Penguin Books UK), to education (Stanford).

SoundCloud’s Storywheel showcase can be viewed at this location.