Soundcloud Launches “Takes Questions” Audio Q & A Platform. We’ve Got Private Beta Invites
(UPDATED) SoundCloud launched a new site, Takes Questions, in today, which enables users to take questions and leave audio answers from a customizable web page. For musicians and others, Takes Questions offers a simple and personal way to more deeply engage their fans. Several artists are already using the platform in beta including Imogen Heap and pop punkers All Time Low.
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In fact, Takes Questions was Initially created by SoundCloud developers in collaboration with Heap at MIDEM Hack Day earlier this year. It's the first of a number of new experimental products that SoundCloud says are set to launch using its API.
“To know your questions are actually being heard and answered by the people you admire is far more meaningful and exciting than simply using the written word," says Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud’s founder and CEO.“
Takes Questions users create a customizable web page (for example: http://alex.takesquestions.com) where anyone can record questions straight from the browser. In response, they can then be answered from a browser, iPhone or Android phone and connected so the ‘Q&A’ is played back in sequence. As each question is answered, a tweet can automatically alert the individual and in turn, all of both of their followers.
BETA INVITES –
For now, Takes Questions is in invitation only beta, but Hypebot has free beta invites for the first 25 to sign up here. UPDATE – SoundCloud has asked that we use this link: http://takesquestions.com/invite and then enter the code hypebot . You will need to link to your SounCloud account as well.
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