SoundCloud Just Removed the Dropbox Feature. So How Can You Accept Track Submissions?
Original article by Nina Ulloa Thursday, April 24, 2014
You may have noticed that SoundCloud has removed
their dropbox feature. This enabled anyone with a SoundCloud account to accept
track submissions and also allowed users to submit tracks to their favorite
artists and labels.
Here’s SoundCloud’s reasoning for removing the
“We are disabling this feature because it was
broken — meaning that private shares were not being sent to everyone properly,
and private tracks were often getting lost or not appearing in the Stream. We
also got a lot of feedback from our community about people abusing this feature,
and sending tracks to people who were not interested in receiving them. This
placed tracks on Streams that could not be removed and caused a lot of
Labels like Diplo’s Mad Decent used to
accept tracks through the SoundCloud dropbox. Mad Decent has since switched to
e-mail submissions. Accepting e-mail submissions is a lot less convenient,
so what should you do?
One option is to accept tracks in a message. This
option is ideal for sharing private tracks between users. Messaging fills up
the inbox and leads to a lot of annoying notifications, so if you want to accept
a large amount of tracks via SoundCloud you should probably try something
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