SoundCloud Turns Instagrams Into Next-Gen Album Art For Its Quarter Billion Visitors


Two titans of user generated content team up today as SoundCloud begins letting you select from your Instagrams when choosing cover art for sounds and playlists you create. The integration with Instagram’s API could beautify SoundCloud for its 250 million monthly visitors — a new milestone announced today.

“We’re the largest audio platform and they’re the largest photo platform. It’s cool to tie them together” SoundCloud CEO Alex Ljung tells me. Earlier today, Ljung joined me onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to discuss the future of the music tech business.


SoundCloud could be considered the YouTube of music. Users can upload music, from individual songs to multi-hour mixsets. The latter makes it especially popular with DJs, who use SoundCloud to host recordings of the shows they’ve played and share them with fans. SoundCloud normally allows users to upload two hours of music total, but monetizes by selling premium accounts to…

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