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Mixcloud.com Releases “Best of 2010” Independent Music Charts

On-demand radio platform, Mixcloud, launched their “Best of 2010” today, in association with Serato andJuno Download.

They have charted the most tracklisted artists and tracks across some 100,000 radio shows, DJ mixes and playlists, uploaded by over 35,000 “Cloudcasters” throughout 2010, as well as the most popular radio shows/mixes and uploaders on the site over the past 12 months.

These pages are a unique snapshot of the past 12 months of music. Unlike charts made up of sales data, or editorially driven best-of lists, Mixcloud’s charts reflects the collective “wisdom of the experts”. The service’s tracklisting feature allows it to analyse data across all the tracklists submitted by the expert curators on the site, getting a sense of their collective curation and musical trends.

Mixcloud’s Celebration of Curation has Successful Turnout

MixcloudFor the past month, on-demand radio platform Mixcloud and friends have been celebrating the concept of curation in an age of machines and mediocrity. Mixcloud invited 31 of their favourite editorial voices across the web to curate a special Cloudcast (radio show, DJ mix or playlist) – one for each day of August.

The celebration came to a close last week and the results have been ear-bending and mind-blowing, with some fantastic original content created especially for the occasion.

Mixcloud: Launch Celebration of Curation Campaign

Mixcloud3DRadio31 days, 31 curators, 31 exclusive Cloudcasts.

Mixcloud is all about discovering great radio presenters and DJs, and bringing together curators from around the world to one platform where you can find the very best mixes, radio shows and podcasts at your fingertips.

As Mixcloud approach their first birthday they will be showcasing some of the biggest editorial voices around, who they have been proud and honoured to have worked alongside in the last 12 months.

Mixcloud + Nike + (RED) Present: 24 hrs to Run LDN Soundtrack

nikesplashAs part of Nike’s Tied Together Worldwide relay run in support of the (RED) charity, Mixcloud was asked to curate a soundtrack to the London leg of the run on Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th June 2010.

Some of the teams representing across the globe include TumblrThe Fader MagazineMTVHot 97 RadioViceSupreme, and Colette. Mixcloud teamed up with designer Kate Moross to create fresh artwork, and sourced some exclusive high quality Cloudcasts from the teams participating in the London relay.

Mixcloud Set to Launch Groundbreaking 3D Radio

Mixcloud3DRadioLondon based Internet radio startup Mixcloud announced a bold move into the consumer electronics market with the launch of the world’s first 3D radio.The radio – a deceptively small device that fits into the palm of your hands – provides an immersive sound experience with the listener at the centre. The company describes it as the “Ball of Sound”.

The founders of Mixcloud – Engineers and Mathematicians from Cambridge University – had their first experience of 360 degree sound at Berlin’s leading hardcore techno club, aptly named Hard. They fell in love and set out to replicate the experience in a device that fits into your pocket. Mixcloud received support from a UK Government grant and collaborated with leading audio and electronics specialists from around the world to develop the solution.

Mixcloud.com Categories Showcase Radio Shows and DJs

MixcloudFeatureMixcloud.com launched their new “Category” pages, which feature some of the finest stations, shows and DJs (Cloudcasters) on Mixcloud across 10 music and 6 talk Categories. The new update also includes an interesting integration with Twitter and Facebook.

The Category pages are a selection of editorial picks, designed to help listeners browse through the wealth of content on Mixcloud and discover high quality shows more easily. The Categories range from indie to house to comedy. In addition to the editorial picks, the Category pages include a section for “community picks”, empowering the community on Mixcloud to choose the Cloudcasters they would like featured – an interesting model for crowdsourced editorial. New user picks will be revealed every week on Mixcloud Monday!