Music Player Upgrades: Import from SoundCloud, FLAC Support, New Preview Options!

We’ve added some new functionality to our music players that we think you’re going to love:

Import tracks directly from SoundCloud!

You can now easily import your SoundCloud tracks directly into the music players on your website. So if you’re an active SoundCloud user, you no longer need to re-upload your tracks to the Bandzoogle music players to add them to your website.

You can now use the MP3, WAV, or FLAC files you’ve already uploaded to SoundCloud and import them to stream and sell (commission-free!) directly through our music players.

How it works

If you click on any Music feature (including the site wide music player), just click Add Track and you’ll see an option to Import a track from SoundCloud.

Once you connect your SoundCloud account, you’ll see your SoundCloud tracks. You can click to import any individual track and it will be added to your player.

You can go back to the “Import track from SoundCloud” tab any time to import additional tracks.

We hope this makes your lives a little easier when adding music to your website. But if you still want to use the actual SoundCloud music players, you can of course continue to use our HTML feature to embed them onto your website.

Music players now support FLAC files!

Our developers have now added support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files to all of our music players.

Some audiophiles prefer this file format for their music, but one important note: if you’re offering downloads of your music in FLAC format, be sure to warn your fans that Apple iDevices do not support FLAC files.

New track preview options

All tracks uploaded in any music feature have a permalink/direct URL. Colin has now added the ability to set preview tracks or full tracks for permalinks.

This means that anytime a track is shared, or linked to directly, you can set whether the play button plays the full track (as it did previously), or the set preview time for the track. This gives you full control over the songs when they’re shared by your fans.

Link directly to tracks in the Text feature

And finally, another small update related to the music you upload onto your website: we’ve added the ability to link directly to a song or album through text within our Text feature.

So if you’re writing your bio and mention your music, you can now include a link that will take readers directly to that album or track!

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Comments

Sylvain Picard
Posted by Sylvain Picard on Oct 16 2014 1:01 PM
Great! A time saver!
soundFORMovement
Posted by soundFORMovement on Oct 17 2014 5:24 AM
Awesome!
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Oct 17 2014 11:46 AM
Glad you guys like the updates!
Briagha McTavish
Posted by Briagha McTavish on Oct 17 2014 1:21 PM
This is great. Would it be possible in the future for us to be able to export from our website to SoundCloud? Also, would it be possible to have a couple of options for downloading a title in our catalog? HD version or MP3 version of the same song for example? I'd love for people to have the option to download 24bit versions of our tunes if they wish, or 5.1 version, or whatever.
Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous on Oct 17 2014 2:02 PM
Briagha, we'll look into adding what you suggest, but for now you can do it by adding the 2 versions. Either you add them both as music features, or (if you're a Pro member) you can use our store feature to offer variations as a digital file (which would be a .zip of your HD tracks). See http://www.enterthehaggis.com/digitalmodest#modesttop for an example of what I just described.
SuperFly
Posted by SuperFly on Oct 19 2014 8:42 AM
Very cool. This way, I don't have to upload a track twice!
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Oct 20 2014 10:24 AM
SuperFly: That's the idea! :)
Flyy Home
Posted by Flyy Home on Nov 14 2014 9:34 AM
Hey this could be a great function, but if I import from Soundcloud, do plays on my website transfer to my soundcloud account? Or does it really just transfer the MP3 file?
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Nov 14 2014 12:26 PM
Michael Marra: It just transfers the file, so the plays would no longer count on your SoundCloud account. You can still embed SoundCloud players using our HTML feature if you want.
Gary W.W. II
Posted by Gary W.W. II on Nov 15 2014 4:17 AM
Yes!!
Peter Apel Music
Posted by Peter Apel Music on Nov 16 2014 10:40 AM
Thanks, BZ! Regarding the permalink pages,would it be possible to give us additional options for putting text (for song insights or background), images, videos or links on those pages? I'm experimenting with having a page per song, and I'd love to use the permalinks pages for this, or at least link to my song-pages from the permalink page. Here are some examples of my pages dedicated to individual songs (They need a little work for consistency, but you get the idea): http://peterapel.com/songleprechaun http://peterapel.com/songoatmeal http://peterapel.com/songtootoomuch Thanks again for all your improvements. My site is looking better all the time. :-)
Sinpros Entertainment & Multimedia
Posted by Sinpros Entertainment & Multimedia on Nov 26 2014 4:27 PM
why would we even need soundcloud when we have our own music website. let try getting that embedable player feature so we can embed our website players directly to facebook
Aviad Cohen
Posted by Aviad Cohen on Nov 26 2014 7:01 PM
Very interesting. Thank you!
Lisbon Lux Records
Posted by Lisbon Lux Records on Dec 8 2014 4:34 AM
Cool stuff!
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Dec 8 2014 1:51 PM
Peter Apel Music: I'll pass along the feedback, thanks.
JASMINE CROWE Official Website
Posted by JASMINE CROWE Official Website on Dec 15 2014 4:53 PM
Do the plays still count on sound cloud?
Dave Cool
Posted by Dave Cool on Dec 16 2014 2:07 PM
JASMINE CROWE: It just transfers the file, so the plays would no longer count on your SoundCloud account. You can still embed SoundCloud players using our HTML feature if you want though.
Amira Abe
Posted by Amira Abe on Jul 24 2016 2:43 AM
Very Impressive. http://www.likesplays.com/
Daz Rice
Posted by Daz Rice on Aug 1 2016 9:35 AM
I have tracks on soundcloud but I keep getting this popping up everytime i try to connect to soundcloud using your above method to download tracks:( Oops! Looks like you don't have any tracks in your SoundCloud account. Remember, we can only import tracks that you created and uploaded to SoundCloud.
MR THUGNASTY
Posted by MR THUGNASTY on Aug 30 2016 1:49 AM
SO WHEN YOU SAY PLAYS WILL NO LONGER COUNT: DOES THAT MEAN THAT IF PLAYED ON SONDCLOUD AFTER IMPORT NO PLAYS WILL COUNT? OR JUST THAT PLAYS ON OUR BANDZOOGLE WILL NOT COUNT TOWARDS SOUND CLOUD?
Melanie
Posted by Melanie on Aug 30 2016 7:41 AM
@THUGNASTY Anytime the song is played on Soundcloud, it will still count there. You can also embed a Soundcloud player in an HTML feature here if you'd like to keep your play counts up. This function imports a new copy of the file - it's just a quick way to add your music to the player here, as well.