SOURCE: Soundboard


April 19, 2011 14:12 ET Celebrates 350,000 Sounds

Site Reaches Milestone in Third Year

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Foregoing a Jumbotron-style countdown a la The Social Network, instead quietly celebrated passing 350,000 tracks this week, accomplishing the feat several months shy of its fourth anniversary.

"We credit early adopters like DJs and radio stations, schools, sports and gamers for filling it with content," says Managing Director Mike Mitchell, whose site offers sounds and bites on mobile and web-enabled devices in twenty different categories.

In fact, Soundboard members can build up to ten "soundboards" -- a categorized playlist of sound bites. Builders can make their boards public, private or sell annual subscriptions to their track list.

And build they have, filling 70,000 boards with 350,000 short audio tracks ranging from sound effects to sports, history to travel, games and science, even their own music.

Dubbed the "YouTube of Sound," Soundboard delivered a record 14.7 million tracks by email, mobile and web in December. "Part of it is the holidays and people's need for jingles and bells," laughs Mitchell.

"But our trajectory has been upward since we launched," he adds, noting that site usage, membership and track count all grew at a 30% clip in 2010. "Just no reason to think it'll stop now. Especially given how big the collection is today.", which may be the largest sound library on the Internet, ranks among the top 5,000 sites in the U.S. according to Quancast and in the top 10,000 according to

When asked about the next milestone, Mitchell shrugs. "500,000? Yeah, maybe we'll do a Jumbotron for that," he says, laughing.

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