Demonstration of an Amazon Alexa skill for SoundCloud


Hi everyone,
I recently started developing a skill for Amazon Alexa for SoundCloud. It allows you to connect your account and play your stream, your favorites and also playing by searching.

I would love to get feedback and discuss further ideas of discovering music via Alexa!

I made a demonstration video that you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSHEiSqE0WE

If you are interested in some technical details (programming) I wrote a blog post at my company about this: https://techdev.de/soundcloud-for-alexa-getting-started-with-an-audio-playing-skill/

Cheers,
Moritz

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Hi there Moritz,

Thanks for sharing this here on the Help Community, super interesting stuff. I've forwarded the topic to with the relevant product team on our end so they can take a look, too :-)

Keep up the good work.

Cheers
Mathis
Hi Mathis,
thanks a lot!

We tried to publish a first version to Amazon last week but run into a big blocker: We have to provide documentation that we have the right to play copyrighted material.

Verbatim:
"Protecting intellectual property rights is important to us. Please provide documentation demonstrating that you have the right to use copyrighted material. The documentation must be either a confirmation letter from the intellectual property rights holder or a copy of the applicable license. Otherwise, please remove the copyrighted material within the skill's responses."

So without the help of SoundCloud we will not be able to publish the skill :(

Regards,
Moritz
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Hi again Moritz,

Hmm, I won't be able to help with this I'm afraid. Please reach out to our Copyrights team directly about this. Not entirely sure if & how they will be able to help, but they're definitely the better team to speak to in that regards. You can reach out here.

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