The compilation, called “SoundCloud Presents: i am OTHER, Volume 1,” will feature music genres, styles and sounds from across the global SoundCloud community, according to the announcement.
SoundCloud has seen a 50% increase in in uploads from creators around the world over the past month, as the coronavirus-induced lockdown has set in. “We know the rise of the coronavirus has hit creators hard with a loss of revenue and work,” the company said, “but it has not stopped the proliferation of music and creativity on SoundCloud.”
In a post announcing the compilation, Pharrell said: “For our shared passion and vision for music, @i_am_OTHER and I are teaming up with @SoundCloud to discover the next creators. Starting today you can tag #SCxiamOTHER on your SoundCloud track for a chance to be featured on a compilation we’re working on.”
Here’s how creators can submit music for consideration, according to a SoundCloud blog post. The company will also be taking questions via Instagram today (April 22) in a special edition of its Creator Office Hours today at 2:30 PT / 5:30pm ET:
- Upload your tracks to SoundCloud and include the hashtag #SCxiamOTHER
- Pharrell, i am OTHER and SoundCloud will review submissions and select a minimum of 10 tracks from independent, emerging artists to be featured on “SoundCloud presents: i am OTHER, Volume 1.” There’s no limit on submissions, so upload oftento maximize your chances.
- In addition to a spot on the album, selected artists will be fast-tracked into SoundCloud’s premium marketing services program, Repost Select, and receive funding for upcoming projects from our recently announced $10M creator accelerator fundalong with additional promotion and marketing support.
- Selected artists will be notified via SoundCloud by May 6, 2020.
“SoundCloud Presents: i am OTHER, Volume 1” will be available on SoundCloud and distributed to all streaming services via SoundCloud’s distribution and artist services offering, Repost Select, in early May 2020.