As of 2015, SoundCloud does not provide official support for music conversion from its platform into a MP3 format. SoundCloud users can download tracks from another user's page or music track posting by clicking the Download button on the bottom left portion of the track listing. Not all SoundCloud tracks feature this button as the option to download is placed under the person who owns the track and can be turned on or off at their discretion.
SoundCloud is a distribution platform for audio files that allows its users to share sounds that are their original creation. SoundCloud users can upload a pre-made track to the platform and use SoundCloud as a promotional tool. The company states that content creators on the SoundCloud platform typically uploads over 12 hours of audio per minute as a collective.
SoundCloud is a privately held company that was initially founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2007 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Each song that a user uploads on SoundCloud receives a unique URL that allows it be easily embedded elsewhere on the Internet. SoundCloud also features social media integration that makes it easier for content creators to engage with their audience. Music and audio tracks on SoundCloud are distributed through various apps and widgets.