Despite copyright complications, advertisements, and couple other points of contention, SoundCloud remains a vital tool for producers and fans alike, both as a means of sharing and discovering new music.


Because the platform is used by nearly all artists in the electronic space, SoundCloud has access to loads of data, and we’re stoked they’ve decided to share some insight on 2016. The infographic below presents SoundClound’s findings in a simple, sleek depiction, showing everything from Top Album, Top Cities Driving Creativity, and the site’s collective Favorite Track amongst other categories.

Perhaps surprising to most of our readers who, we assume, use Soundcloud primarily to listen to and search for electronic music, the strongest genre on the platform is hip hop, securing top album with Chance The Rapper’s album Coloring Book, as well as most followed artist in 2016 with Lil Uzi Vert.

And the most favorited track in 2016? Desiigner’s “Panda.”