Helloooo! Time for an update! In case you missed when I first announced the launching of the Soundcloud Heroes community collaboration project called Audiobiography a while back, let me refresh your memory. We, the Soundcloud Heroes, put out collaborative projects for people in the SC community to get involved in. All of them are centered around the sharing of sounds. Audiobiography is the latest project and is still underway.
We asked people to share a sound, any sound, that expressed who they were and what was important to them. People have chosen to do spoken word, an interview-type format, a musical composition, or all three of those combined! Our goal is to reach 5, 000 contributors by March 31st. We haven’t met our goal yet, but we’ve had some wonderful, creative submissions so far! Every week one of the Heroes members has been curating everyone’s submissions and doing a re-cap on the Hello Heroes feature on the Soundcloud blog. Here is last week’s re-cap.
And…here is a re-posting of the piece I submitted:
As we are reaching the half-way point for the month and nearing the end of the project, I encourage you to visit the blog and check out the submissions that have been turned in. Hopefully they will move you, make you laugh, and INSPIRE you to do an Audiobiography of your own. We tried to make it as easy as possible to participate. Here are the basic steps from Soundcloud’s Hello Heroes blog:
- Record or creatively share a sound that describes and answers the question: who are you and what’s important to you? Perhaps it’s a freestyle rap, or a recording that features your latest piano composition as background music. Keep the track to ~90 seconds.
- Name the track Audiobiography with your name, as such “Audiobiography: Ben Z.” Add a description.
- Tag the track “audiobio” and upload.
- If you have the Spotlight feature, pin the sound to the top of your profile. You can also add the sound to your profile’s description under your
For more on the steps and to get the translations of the details of the project in another language, please see this post. Tell your story through sound and help us reach our goal of 5, 000 by March 31st!