An album full of dogs, weather and human noises meant for the listening enjoyment of extraterrestrials is now available in its entirely for online streaming.
The "YouTube of audio" signs a deal with a group representing thousands of independent music labels to pay its artists whenever their tunes are uploaded or played.
The "YouTube for audio" signs its first deal with one of the three major record labels, which will give it access to songs for a subscription-streaming service to launch in 2015.
The "YouTube for audio" is the latest streaming-music site to tout new ways artists can commercialize. Of course, for its 175 million monthly listeners, that means commercials.
SoundCloud is the latest service to gain support on the Sonos wireless home audio system.
What could've been the social network's biggest acquisition to date now appears to be kaput, according to reports.
A "YouTube for audio" acquisition would instantly give Twitter wide access to the music industry -- but it would be pricey.
NASA has created an album of sounds on Soundcloud, including rocket launches, recordings from space shuttle missions and even a song about water on the moon.
Real stars get in on recording with superstar John Legend after an assist from astrophysicist.
The company apparently held talks with Soundcloud but decided not do so with Pandora or Spotify, despite considering acquisition bids.