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Free SoundCloud Alternatives

The best free alternative to SoundCloud is Spotify. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to SoundCloud and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to SoundCloud are AIMP, Bandcamp, Deezer and Funkwhale.

SoundCloud alternatives are mainly Music Streaming Services but may also be Music Discovery Services or Audio Players. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SoundCloud.
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    Spotify

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    Spotify is a freemium music streaming service providing digital rights management-restricted content from record labels including Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group and Universal.

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    xmenwolverine

    Large Library of collection and free to stream all songs.

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    chipthrasher

    Both are for streaming, both have ads, playlists.

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    SoundCloud is a platform for sharing weird and less weird Music, amateur and professional alike. Spotify is not. It has none whatsoever social features, and offers no upload features. Totally different target user range!

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    tibbe

    On Spotify, artists must have a distributor to have music on the platform. On Soundcloud, anyone can upload music.

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    internetexplorervevo

    No user uploads - you must go through a distributor to get your music on Spotify, whereas Soundcloud lets anyone upload.

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    cowabunga

    It's not community-based.

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    Spotify is not a music/sound sharing platform.

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  2. AIMP is powerful free audio player for Windows OS that supports for local files, NAS, clouds, and podcasts. Additionally, it includes powerful tools to operate with audio files.

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  3. Bandcamp helps artists sell their music and merch directly to their fans, and helps fans discover new music and directly support those who make it.

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    Almost everyone thinks Bandcamp is a great alternative to SoundCloud.

    While Bandcamp is more targeted towards professional independent artists, its still a good, solid service with a lot to offer.

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    Bandcamp is basically SoundCloud minus all the baggage. No complex "modern" interface, no ads yelling at you to give them money, just music. It is slightly more obscure, however.

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    Deezer

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    Deezer is an Internet-based music streaming service. It allows users to listen to music content from record labels including EMI, Sony, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group on various devices online or offline.

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    Deezer is not a place for artists to publish their work!

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    cowabunga

    Deezer is a music streaming website lacking any social features that SC has.

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    Deezer is a competitor to Spotify, not to SoundCloud (mainly because neither is community-based like SoundCloud is).

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  5. Funkwhale is a community-driven project that lets you listen and share music and audio within a decentralized, open network. It can be self-hosted and is libre, open source software.

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    Almost everyone thinks Funkwhale is a great alternative to SoundCloud.

    I don't like Funkwhale as an alternative because it's not similar to soundcloud.

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  6. Jamendo is a community of free, legal and unlimited music published under Creative Commons licenses. Share your music, download your favorite artists!

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    Most users think Jamendo is a great alternative to SoundCloud.
    loganbrooker7

    Pretty similar interface. You can upload music if you want. A good alternitive.

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    Mixcloud

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    Explore 50+ million radio shows, DJ mixes and podcasts made by passionate creators around the world, for free.

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    Mixcloud vs SoundCloud opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Mixcloud is a great alternative to SoundCloud.
    marianomortarotti

    It's a good place to find content like mixing sessions. I found one from Ronski Speed, which was unavailable at Soundcloud.

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  8. Whether it be music, art or even literature Logamp specializes in sharing your creation with the world with tons of users worldwide. You too can be apart of the newest online crave. Meet new musicians and artist and even future authors.

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    Most users think Logamp is a great alternative to SoundCloud.
    jamezkraft

    Logamp is known for it's FREE and UNLIMITED upload space, that's what I love the most about the site. Plus it's pretty underground too, easy to get in touch with anyone, even the owner!

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    It allows me to upload the music i made.

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    It's a social website for artists.

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  9. Audius is a streaming platform built for all musicians, not just those signed to labels. Build a fanbase, share your works in progress, and then publish your completed tracks for all the world to hear.

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    tibbe

    Audius is an amazing platform, but because Audius uses blockchain, artists can't delete their music, only hide them.

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  10. nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.

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