Embed Mixcloud Widget on to WordPress

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You can now embed the Mixcloud widget directly on to WordPress

The new WordPress update allows you to copy the URL of your favourite Cloudcast from Mixcloud and paste it on to a Post or Page.

They only have direct media integrations with less than 30 platforms across audio, video and images, so this is great news for the Mixcloud community!

Here’s how it will look:

Customisation

You can also manually customise the width, height and type of widget on WordPress so that it easily slots into the design of your blog or website.

For a quick step-by-step guide on how to embed your Cloudcast with customisation, click HERE.

Ministry of Sound announce exclusive mix series on Mixcloud

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The Ministry of Sound, a long-standing bastion for electronic music have recently set in motion a new mix series exclusively on Mixcloud.

Amine Edge & DANCE kick off the first in the series of club-orientated mixes focussing on global electronic music talent. Pioneering G-House – as the French pair prefer to call it – the pair are behind some of the most forward-thinking dance music being produced at the moment. This mix encompasses their unmistakable style of fusing house and “gangster rap” – check it out in full below:

Ministry of Sound X Amine Edge & DANCE by Ministry Of Sound on Mixcloud

Help us put together an Autumn Playlist

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Mixclouders, Eventbrite are putting together their first ever London Autumn Guide and we need your help to curate a special playlist of mixes and podcasts that make you reminisce the Autumn months.

Eventbrite are an events service that “brings the world together through live experiences” and have asked us if our community of beloved music fans would like to contribute to the Autumn Playlist.

Think long and hard about what Autumn means to you and send your selected Cloudcasts from Mixcloud to social@mixcloud.com alongside a couple sentences highlighting the reasons behind your choice.

If successful – you’ll see your selection appear in the Eventbrite London Autumn Guide which will be consumed by 40K people both online and physical print.

Two new APIs launched today

New APIs Launched

Today we’ve launched two additions to the Mixcloud API: editing of upload metadata and a Widget Javascript API and we’re looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with.

First up: editing. For a while now it has been possible to upload via our API (http://www.mixcloud.com/developers/#uploads) but you have only been able to make changes through the website. Now it is possible to change the picture, name, description, tracklist and tags for an upload (whether it was uploaded using the API or not). Check out the documentation here: http://www.mixcloud.com/developers/#editing

We’ve also launched a new Widget Javascript API. This is a small javascript library that you can add to your page that will enable you to control the widget – you may want to use this to have additional player controls on your page, or to make a mash up with widgets from other services. The documentation can be found here http://www.mixcloud.com/developers/widget/

Introducing Mixcloud PRO accounts

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We’re happy to announce a brand new subscription package, welcome to Mixcloud PRO.

Upgrading to the new PRO account will give DJs and radio presenters access to a sophisticated analytics dashboard showing a breakdown of their audience size, source and location.

Advanced publishing tools unlocked include comment control and scheduled uploads, whilst the new “engagement graphs” reveal to content creators for the first time where their listeners are dropping off.

Sign up to Mixcloud PRO HERE.

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Engagement Graph

LDBK’s 5 years on Mixcloud

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Here at Mixcloud, we love a good old success story and LaidBack Radio (LDBK) come with one of the most inspiring…

In 2009, LDBK explored the internet in search of the right platform to legally host their radio shows, mixes and podcasts. Thankfully, they called Mixcloud their home and five years on, their profile has grown from zero to over 100,000 followers and nearly 4,000,000 plays!

A collection of over 550 mixes, some of which are curated by special guest DJ’s have helped sprout LDBK into one of the most forward-thinking, experimental and evolving brands in online radio. As cliched as this may sound, LDBK have only reached the stage they are at by hard work, dedication but more importantly, a passion for radio which is ever present in each and every one of their shows.

We want to congratulate LDBK Radio on their successful five years at Mixcloud. Here’s to the next five! 

Mr. Comb - 72 by Ldbk on Mixcloud