In the last week, I've been asked to play a good playlist at least three times. This is always a difficult task. What happens if I play something that nobody likes? I'll probably.
With SoundCloud, you do not have to be scared. The app contains the perfect playlist for anyone you want to impress. Unlike Spotify and Pandora, SoundCloud will not pass on a teenager's favorite Bieber playlist. Instead, the app directs you to playlists with more … Alternate selections as your typical radio favorite.
This means that it is unlikely that someone judged your selected playlist too hard because they probably won't know most of the music that made up your selected SoundCloud playlist. Even if a mainstream song creeps in, it's likely to be remixed.
So this is the perfect time to impress your guests with your outrageous choice of music. You may even get a few new SoundCloud followers when it's all over. How do you find SoundCloud's great mixes? As you'll see, it's as easy as opening the app itself.
Exploring the SoundCloud "Playlists for …" function
When you search for a playlist for a specific event, you only need to open Soundcloud and scroll down the main page until you see sections of playlists that are tailored for specific occasions. Examples are "Summer Music" with the right titles for festivals and bike trips, "Chill Tunes" for moments where you can relax and concentrate and much more.
Scroll to the right of each playlist to switch between the different published titles of different users. From here you can browse each playlist listed under each category until you find the right one for your event.
If you'd like to save your newly found playlist in your SoundCloud collection, read the link below to see how you can can do exactly that.
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