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How to Get Your Music Discovered with SoundCloud

Whether you’re an aspiring rapper, opera singer or an EDM producer, SoundCloud is one of the best places to store, share and spread your music online.

When you embed a Soundcloud track into your about.me page, you can put your music into the ears of every person that visits your page.

Embedding a SoundCloud track on your page is super easy. All you have to do is enter the URL of the song or set you want to showcase on the “Embed” tab of our new Editing Tools, and it shows up right at the top of your bio for everyone to see.

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Movies, Writing & Rakenrol: Director Quark Henares

As we continue our month of entertainment and film (starting last week with film composer René G. Boscio) we’re excited to go behind the scenes with director, Quark Henares.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Quark is not just a film and video director but also a musician, film studies professor, award-winning writer, former band director, part-time actor and University of Southern California MBA. Check out our interview with him, below.

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The Life of a Singer and Music Blogger: Ilaria Mangiardi

First came the makeup artists and hair stylists, then the sparkly costumes, and finally, the cue to step onto the stage. Standing in front of thousands of people, her nerves a mess, Ilaria Mangiardi did what she loves most, she sang. Her nervousness melted away and by the time the song was over, she could have stayed on the Eurovision stage for hours.

Though she wasn’t the main performer at the Swiss finals of the Eurovision song contest (she sang backup vocals for Scilla) the opportunity was still one of the highlights of Ilaria’s life as a singer and music lover and she remembers the experience fondly. “I don’t care if it’s 10 or 10,000 people, I just sing and I feel good,” she says.

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Marija Mladenovic

How Music Helps Drive Discovery

Regardless of what language you speak, music is a constant between us all. For these three students, that’s definitely the case.  With varying studies from politics to hotel management, they always make time for their first love: music. Take a look into the lives of these three students to see how music helps them discover and pursue their other passions. 

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Finding Balance: Singer Tara Mackey

January is “The Month of Music” on our blog and we’ve been taking the opportunity to interview about.me users from all facets of the music industry including DJs Lissa Monet and E. Delfin and music blogger Jacklyn Krol.

Today, we’re excited to be featuring singer, Tara Mackey, who also happens to be a biologist, model, writer and actress. We interviewed her about how she manages to be all these things at once (and still maintain sanity!) and about her new book, Cured By Nature.

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One Student’s Journey from Blogging to The Grammys

Not many college students can say that their life consists of meeting top artists like Nick Jonas and Adam Levine, or interning for the Grammy Awards. For Jacklyn Krol, that’s not the case.

When this self-proclaimed music fanatic realized that popular music sites weren’t giving her what she wanted, she started the music blog Stage Right Secrets to feed her appetite and offer a more unique experience to music fans fans.

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Living the Music: Lissa Monet

Some people love music but Lissa Monet lives it.

It seems the Lissa has always been surrounded by music, even as a child. She recalls growing up with her parents from Trinidad & Tobago and Granada and there always being a huge Soca and Reggae presence in her home. Then, in elementary school her parents would set an alarm for her that turned on an 80’s radio station to wake her up. In high school she went to the Cardinal Academy for the Arts and studied Music. There she was introduced to classical and choral music as well as music theory and musical composition.

But her musical education didn’t stop in the classroom, she would listen to music in the shower, while studying for exams, before going to bed and on long subway rides. And so she began comparing music styles from the classical era to current music, noting the similarities and differences.

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