NY Drill artist with New York Backdrop
Corners of SoundCloud: NY Drill

NY Drill has reshaped hip hop, but was itself a product of transatlantic collaboration. Learn about NY Drill’s evolution, its sub-genres, the iconic artists who’ve shaped it, and the new players moving the sound forward.

All Quiet of the western front soundtrack
All Quiet’s Oscar-winning score masterfully balances light and dark

What makes the soundtrack for ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ unique? Using AI, we learn how it carries the film’s anti-war message.

The influence of Enya's 'Boadicea' on R&B and Hip Hop
Why the Enya ‘Boadicea’ sample keeps resurfacing in R&B and hip hop

Enya’s ‘Boadicea’ has been sampled by The Fugees, Mario Winans and Metro Boomin. What can producers, composers and sample library managers learn from its success

Understanding Musiio Vocal Tags
Understanding the Musiio Vocal Tags

In this blog post, you’ll learn more about our vocal classifiers and how they can elevate the catalogue navigation experience for A&R, playlisting and sync.

What music should I use for my video?

Here’s how to analyse other video creators to help you find the sound that best fits your channel – and how music licensing companies can connect in new ways.

Corners of SoundCloud: Wave
Corners of SoundCloud: Wave

What exactly is “Wave” music? Is it even a scene? How has it developed in the last decade ago? What tracks typify Wave, and who are the key players? In our new series, Corners of SoundCloud, we’ll explain.

Understanding Moods - which mood set is right for your audience?
Which mood set is right for your audience?

Should you use Standard or Enhanced Moods for you catalogue? Can you use both? All these questions answered and more in this week’s blog post.

Understanding Musiio Enhanced Moods V3
Understanding Musiio’s Enhanced Moods Classifier

We introduce our Enhanced Moods, with musical examples, to demonstrate the power and nuance that comes from having 41 available mood tags.

Understanding Musiio Standard Moods V1
Understanding Musiio’s Standard Moods Classifier

How do Musiio moods work? And how can you use them? We start our multi-part Moods walkthrough with suggestions for how to use the V1 Standard Moods tagset.

Golden Globes winner Naatu Naatu from RRR is historic
Indian film RRR’s Golden Globe-winning song sounds unlike any previous winner

High-energy electronic tracks don’t typically catch the ear of those judging the Golden Globes, but RRR’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ was different.