How to upload music to SoundCloud from your phone or computer

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You don’t need any special tools to upload music to SoundCloud.

  • You can upload up to three hours of music to SoundCloud for free, or pay to upload more.
  • To upload music or audio to SoundCloud, click or tap the upload button at the top of the home page.
  • You should upload your SoundCloud tracks as .WAV or .FLAC files for the best audio quality possible.
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SoundCloud is a free-to-use hybrid of a music sharing platform and social media site. It’s become a big part of the music industry, having kickstarted the careers of megastars like Chance the Rapper, and having spawned entirely new genres.

It’s free to upload music to SoundCloud, and it only takes a few minutes. All you’ll need is an account and your audio files.

Just note that free users can only upload three hours of music to the site at most. Pro Unlimited users, however, can upload as much music as they want.

How to upload to SoundCloud

While picking the music you want to upload, keep it mind that the maximum file size is 4 GB. If your file is too big, try dividing it into different uploads.

For the highest quality audio, upload your music as a .FLAC, .WAV, .AIFF, or another lossless file format. SoundCloud does accept more standard files like .MP3, of course, but it won’t sound as good.

You can upload a track publicly, where anyone can find it, or privately. Private uploads can only be accessed through a special link. Privacy settings on songs can be changed at any time, or set to go public on a certain day.

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