2018-02-12 13:00Press release

Soundtrap’s Cloud-based Audio & Music Platform Named as Finalist for Prestigious UK 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

Award Recognizes Unique Classroom Solution that Transforms the Way Students Around the Globe Approach Music Learning

Dumfries, Scotland and Stockholm, Sweden – February 12, 2018 – Soundtrap, the innovative online collaborative music and podcast recording studio, has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2018 Music Teacher Awards for Excellence from Music Teacher Magazine. The Music Teacher Awards celebrates excellence in music and performing arts education in 13 categories from new products, resources and hubs to music departments. Soundtrap’s innovative online music studio was named a finalist in the “Best Digital/Technological Resource” category for its collaborative music and podcast solution as well as its global reach and ease of use across platforms.

Soundtrap is the first cloud-based audio recording platform to work across all operating systems, including the iOS, Android, Chromebooks, Linux, Mac and Windows platforms, enabling users to collaborate on music, podcasts and other audio projects with others anywhere in the world. Soundtrap changes the way classrooms engage in music and STEAM (Science, Math, Engineering, Arts and Math) education by giving youngsters of all music levels opportunities to collaborate on exciting and meaningful projects. In December 2017, Soundtrap was acquired by Spotify.

Soundtrap’s adaptability across platforms is ideally suited for project-based learning, solving the collaboration challenges that educators encounter when students use an array of mobile devices in the classroom. The platform is easy to use and all projects are saved in a safe, protected environment and can be accessed at any time, from any device. (See video: https://youtu.be/2ViLQD_2RK4)

“Students in the UK have been using Soundtrap to collaborate on music and podcast projects in the classroom. The Music Teacher Awards for Excellence recognition supports Soundtrap’s mission of providing a worldwide learning experience that is available to any student across the globe with access to a browser,” said Per Emanuelsson, CEO of Soundtrap.

These opportunities are growing as Soundtrap’s versatile audio platform expands to more languages. More than 350 new schools each week embrace Soundtrap as a preferred educational tool in their classrooms, and over 1 million users in 57 countries now use the Soundtrap platform. Soundtrap’s group recordings can be done with students and other users from within an “invited" secure group, allowing them to collaborate with participants in a “Walled Garden” environment that is protected from the rest of the internet. A full list finalists for Music Teachers Awards for Excellence can be found here: http://musicanddramaeducationexpo.co.uk/london/ awards/


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