SoundCloud joins the discovery party with Suggested Tracks

When SoundCloud Go launched earlier this year, the streaming service said its 125m tracks were a big competitive advantage. Yet they also presented a big challenge in how listeners would find their way to the needles in SoundCloud’s digital haystack, with the company lacking the kind of playlist-curating editorial team that has become core to rivals like Spotify and Apple Music. Yesterday, SoundCloud revealed part of its answer to that challenge. No, not an editorial team. The service is launching a feature called Suggested Tracks, which will live within a new ‘Discover’ tab on SoundCloud’s website homescreen, while it’ll be accessed by tapping in the search box in its mobile apps. “Suggested Tracks makes use of our state-of-the-art machine learning algorithm to deliver fresh new music and audio suggestions based…


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