« SF MusicTech Launches Startup Innovators Challenge 2014: Apply Now! | Main | New On Hypebot's Music Industry Jobs Board: Blue Note, ONErpm, Nielsen & More »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Where is the setting to turn API access off? I'm reading and searching all over the soundcloud site and can't seem to find it.

stan stewart

As far as I know, JJ, you have to turn it off on each sound/song that you post. Click the edit (pencil) button and go to the Permissions tab. There, you can uncheck "enable app playback". Keep in mind that this will disable playing on some mobile devices/browsers that don't use the native SoundCloud player.

If hypebot meant something else, they'll have to let us know.


If you disable the API access for all of your music you will be missing out on the whole point of Soundcloud, to spread the reach of your music to as many people as possible. It's not just about going to soundcloud.com or using their app.

For instance I recently launched the beta web version of gigawatt.fm (mobile apps coming soon) the purpose of which is to promote artists who are touring by allowing you to listen to their music based on gigs in your city. You can discover new artists and then go to see them live. The music comes from various streaming sources including Soundcloud.

If you completely disable the API access then you do not get your music into apps like these, many of which have been created for your benefit.

Catherine Hol

Good point, Feargal. And how does this affect all the blogs that might include a Soundcloud link when reviewing songs?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)


Musician & Music Industry Resources