SoundCloud is a new start up from Berlin and I really like their product. It’s a uber Web 2.0 site which helps you send and receive music. It has some unique features up it’s sleeve including a social network aspect to it. To top it off it’s a very pretty and usable site.
Instead of using Rapidshare or Sendspace which are loaded with ugly adverts and time limits I would give SoundCloud a try. You can upload audio files in any size or format to SoundCloud. You can mark them as public or private. SoundCloud creates a waveform for your audio file. My favorite feature of SoundCloud is the ability of users to put markers anywhere long on the waveform and leave a notes. So for example if I want some feedback on my new song and I send it to a friend via SoundCloud and then he can place a marker at a certain point and leave the note “right here it gets weak” or “this section is perfect don’t change it”.
Another advantage to SoundCloud is you can add artwork and metadata to your songs. SoundClick takes the the metadata to the next level with input boxes for bpm, tags and a link to buy the release commercially. By the way if your selling your music you can set SoundCloud to only allow your files to be streamed not downloaded.
As I mentioned SoundCloud is also a social network. You can follow people, have friends, etc… Right now the site is still in beta but I have a few invites. If you would like one send me an email. (I just sent the last of the invites I had out. You can still get into the SoundCloud beta by requesting to join on their site.)
Update: I have more invites. If you would like one send me an email.