SoundCloud 101: Create a Station to Discover New Artists & Songs

Create a Station to Discover New Artists & Songs

In the SoundCloud app, when you find an awesome song, you can build off of it by creating one killer music station that will give you like-minded songs you might not have ever discovered otherwise. And finding cool new songs and artists isn't the only reason to create a SoundCloud station — it's a great opportunity to set the tone of your workday or your party without ever worrying about the music ending.

With a station, the music never ends; It will keep riffing off of your chosen song for as long as you want it to, pulling from the 135 million tracks available in the app. It's the laziest way to create a good playlist without manually adding any songs.

It's also the perfect companion to your late night sessions, your after-hours, and the days when you just feel like dragging behind that woman taking her time Storying away up the subway stairs on her iPhone. It'll be there for you with good music, the ability to skip those terrible songs that tend to sneak in, and a worry-free day of music planned to keep your soul afloat.

Creating Your Own Stations on SoundCloud

Whether you're using the Android or iOS app, the process will be the same. You'll be able to start a station from songs, search results, streams, artist pages, or even from within your own collection.

All you have to do is tap on the ellipsis (three dots) on the right of the song name when in a list, or at the bottom of a stream when playing, then select the "Start Station" or "Station" option. If you're on an artist page, just tap on the station symbol next to the follow button.

From here, your station will pull up on a new screen. It will tell you what the station will be a mix of based on your chosen content. Tap on the "Like" button to save this station to your collection, or tap on the play button to start listening without adding it to your own collection.

To access your saved or recently listened to stations, go to your Collections page by tapping on the profile icon at the bottom of the screen. Your saved stations will be found at "Stations" under "Playlists & albums."

Follow me on SoundCloud at Bettina Mangiaracina to see how I'm currently using these tips and tricks on my own account.

Cover image and screenshots by Bettina Mangiaracina/Gadget Hacks

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