I'm working on a niche website that allows users to upload recorded audio and interact with it in many of the typical ways (add to playlist, favorite, etc). The SoundCloud API would be a perfect backend for this, but they stopped allowing new apps a while ago. I haven't been able to find any other service that matches what they did. I could just store the files on AWS or GCP and stream from there but that adds a lot of complexity I'd hope I could get from a media management service. Does anyone know of good alternatives? Happy to pay for this service.

I did find these two related questions:

The former discusses mixcloud, which explicitly disallows audio streaming (see "audio streams" section), and the latter a server-side program that one can install to manage this. I'm looking for a hosted solution.

  • Hi. If i recall, mixcloud allows streaming if you have a Pro account. But how will that relate to your site? It seems like you are recreating mixcloud?
    – Z Z
    Apr 20 at 18:42
  • @ZZ - Definitely not recreating mixcloud, there's additional tools / capabilities for the specific audience. I'm focusing on the question here, not the business plan :)
    – eykanal
    Apr 21 at 19:50
  • What I really mean is you can talk to mixcloud since you want a hosted solution. Another one is iBroadcast. Then your users will be controlled by you on their site. Not sure there is a hosted service that let's you control many users or sub-users though. But ultimately, you may have to self-host. I use Navidrome. You can also use mpd.
    – Z Z
    Apr 22 at 12:00


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