Is soudcloud the new Pandora and iRadio?
SoundCloud has been beta testing its podcasting features with a private group since 2011, but today it’s finally letting everyone in. The SoundCloud podcasting features come in multiple tiers, including one free and two paid options, and challenge existing industry leaders including Libsyn, as well as providing the RSS hooks necessary to also publish to iTunes, and get picked up by podcast apps like Overcast.
SoundCloud is aggressively competitive with its primary competitors out of the gate – it charges $55 per year for six hours of audio uploads per month, and provides unlimited length hosting for $135 per year. Lisbon charges $5 per month to start, but you only get 50MB of storage per month, which runs out pretty quickly. $15 per month gets you a more reasonable and generally useful 250MB, but SoundCloud’s unlimited tier seems like it will be a popular option. There’s also a free…
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