We all know that SoundCloud is the widely used sound distribution website. Millions of people use it to upload their own music and stream music or tracks (I’m one of them). However, there are many other music streaming websites that can be good alternatives to SoundCloud. I have covered such music streaming websites in this list that I’m sure you will like. Recently, I covered Spotify alternatives and Grooveshark alternatives for you guys. Now lets talk about some SoundCloud alternatives that you might be looking for.
Many of these SoundCloud alternatives let you post your own music (great for independent artists) and stream unlimited music without spending a penny. You can explore some unique features too. For example, you can listen to official tracks, new releases, upload unlimited music, download a particular track (if permission is granted), and more. Let’s begin with the first SoundCloud alternative mentioned in this list.
YourListen.com (or simply YourListen) is a great competitor in this list and one of the best alternative to SoundCloud. All independent artists can avail benefit with this music streaming service and upload their copyrighted songs/music to this website. You don’t even need to worry about upload limit, as in the case of SoundCloud, because this website offers unlimited upload with no file size limit. I’m sure you don’t wanna miss this opportunity if there resides an artist in you.
Other than this tremendous feature, this music streaming website lets you stream new songs, albums, podcasts, DJ mixes, and more completely free. Some of the music tracks can also be downloaded by you if option is enabled. Rest of the common features that you find in SoundCloud are also available in this website, like you can follow any user, create playlist, add comments, etc.
Note: Duplicated music can be deleted automatically from this website, so you should upload only your original songs.
Another valuable SoundCloud alternative in this list is ‘Jamendo’ that covers around 472000 tracks. This music streaming website is great for music lovers as well as for independent artists. Where music lovers can discover and listen to millions of songs/music, independent artists can upload unlimited music and share with people. You can also download music (if feature is available for tracks) and share it legally, as its music is licensed under Creative Commons License.
Jamendo has also taken care of users who love to listen to radio channels. You will find Rock Radio, HipHop Radio, Electronic Radio, Jazz Radio, World Radio, Pop Radio, etc. Another fantastic feature is that you will be able to download any track, add tracks to favorites, playlist, and share track of a particular radio station. Your search to find alternative to SoundCloud might end up with this website, but if you want to explore more, below are few more SoundCloud alternatives.
Almost all of us are well aware about this popular music service, Last.fm. You can discover and stream music by searching for an album, artist, or track. This service also brings feature for artists to upload their music to make it popular. You need to explore ‘Music Manager’ of this service to upload your tracks and share them with public.
Another great feature (known as AudioScrobbler) of Last.fm is that it gives you recommendations based on the tracks listened by you. No matter whether you are listening music online, on smartphone, or on your desktop, it can check your music taste using apps and can build your profile based on those tracks.
What I found more interesting in this service is that users can track events for a particular day and location. All the crazy fans can check if there is a new event coming of their favorite artists or not. Other than this, a Music Chart feature is available to find out hyped tracks, hyped artists, top tracks, etc. It is surely a good alternative to SoundCloud.
Another worth mentioning SoundCloud alternative is ‘MixCloud’. This website brings a huge collection of Podcasts, DJ mixes, and radio shows. So if you are one of those guys who mainly use SoundCloud for these features, then you will surely like this website. 30 different categories are available to explore music and mixes. You can also follow any user, add music to playlist, like, and repost any post.
MixCloud is also a great platform for DJs and other users as they can upload their mixes without any limit. However, you must ignore single track and file under 12 MB, as it can be removed by MixCloud. You can upload MP4, MP3, M4A, OGG, or AAC audio file that must be 12 MB or above in size.
Rdio (free subscription) is another option or say a good alternative to SoundCloud. It lets you track and listen to new releases, find trending music, follow people, and get recommendations to explore more music. You can also add radio stations to favorites and playlist to play all the songs/albums available under those stations. Unfortunately, there is no scope for artists to upload their tracks, but it is good for users who want to stream music and add them to their playlist.
Apart from these features, users can also check ‘Listening History’ which includes the list of all stations played by you so far. If you find these features good enough, you can give a shot to this music streaming website.
8tracks is a free internet radio website that provides features similar to Rdio. This website lets you stream user-curated playlists. You can explore and choose playlists based on your mood, such as: Study, Chill, Sad, Rap, Upbeat, Dance, and more. If you are an artist or even a regular user, you can also create a playlist with 8 or more tracks, cover art, and share with others.
Features to follow people is also available. This is useful to find published mixes and likes (in Feed Section) of those people. So if you think this website is more useful for you than other SoundCloud alternatives in this list, you should definitely check it.
In this whole list, YourListen and Jamendo are the websites that cover almost all the features of SoundCloud and therefore I can recommend these websites without any hesitation. However, as we all have different taste in music, other websites could also be great options. You can try any SoundCloud alternative from this list and share your experience via comments.