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Backstage Blog September 23rd, 2016 Announcements API Sign-up Changes By Platform Team

Today we are launching a new API application process.

Starting today, developers will need to fill out an application form to request access to our API.

Here is why.

As SoundCloud has grown, we’ve seen our API used in countless innovative ways that support and enhance the SoundCloud experience for our creators and listeners around the globe. At the same time, we’ve also seen a number of apps or services that act on behalf of our users without their explicit permission or attempt to use creator content in ways that are not permitted by our API Terms of Use. Apps or services that operate in this way do not support our creators, listeners or the SoundCloud community.

Here is what it means.

Developers who currently have API credentials and comply with our API Terms of Use may continue to use the SoundCloud API. All new requests for an API key must go through the review process, where applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, in line with our API Terms of Use. If your application is successful, you will receive an API key.

To review our API Terms of Use, click here.

If you wish to submit an API Application Form, click here.