2017-06-14 12:00Press release

Soundtrap Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Creativity Tool for Students

Soundtrap for Education earns prestigious industry recognition

Stockholm, Sweden and Palo Alto, CA ( June 14, 2017) Soundtrap, the online collaborative music and podcast recording studio, today announced that Soundtrap for Education was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Creativity Tool for Students category. Finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.

Soundtrap is the first cloud-based audio recording platform to work across across iOS, Android, Chromebook, Mac and Windows platforms, enabling users to co-create music anywhere in the world. Soundtrap provides an easy-to-use music and audio creation platform for all levels of musical interest and abilities, and is being used by the K-12 through higher-education markets.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. The awards offer 93 categories that are organized by industry focus of education technology and business technology. Soundtrap for Education was honored as one of 160 finalists across the 34 education technology categories.

“I am impressed by the level of innovation and creativity demonstrated by the 2017 CODiE award finalists. These products are opening doors for learners of all ages by combining new technologies with research about how people learn in order to respond to student and educator needs.” said Bridget Foster, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), a division of SIIA.

Per Emanuelsson, CEO of Soundtrap, said recognition as a SIIA CODiE Awards finalist reinforces Soundtrap’s mission to provide meaningful global learning opportunities to any student with access to a computer or mobile device.

“Soundtrap’s innovative platform now reaches 57 countries with availability in five languages, linking students and educators worldwide to audio opportunities that spark creativity, encourage collaboration and translate across every learning discipline,” Emanuelson said. “We’ve seen so many unique and exceptional classroom experiences using Soundtrap applied to not only the music classroom, but also history, computer science and other STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) curricula.”

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists, and SIIA members then vote on the finalist products. The scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners. Winners will be announced during a CODiE Award Winner Ceremony in San Francisco on July 26 at the Education Impact Symposium, hosted by the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN), a division of SIIA.

Details about each finalist are listed at http://www.siia.net/codie/Finalists

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.


About Soundtrap

Soundtrap is the first cloud-based audio recording platform to work across all operating systems, enabling users to co-create music anywhere in the world. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Soundtrap provides an easy-to-use music and audio creation platform for all levels of musical interest and abilities and is being used by the K-12 through higher-education markets. On December 2017, Soundtrap was acquired by Spotify. For more information, visit http://www.soundtrap.com

Contacts

PR for Soundtrap
Aoife Kimber