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About Us

How does Hype Machine work?

Hype Machine indexes hundreds of music sites and collects their latest posts for easy streaming and discovery. We're here to help you find the best new music first.

Tracks being favorited the most by the Hype Machine community start to chart on our Popular page. We also keep tabs on the most-posted artists of the week and popular music videos, so you don't miss out on any good stuff.

Who are you?

Hype Machine was built in a college dorm room, and continues today as an independent company based in Brooklyn, NY. This is our 12th year on the web.

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Help Center

How do I get my music on Hype Machine?

Your best bet is to search Hype Machine for some acts that are similar to yours, click through to the sites that posted them, and contact the writers who previously discussed them. People really appreciate when you look into their taste first and send them something they will enjoy.

Why don't some tracks show up?

The track may have been posted via an unsupported filehosting service. Currently, Hype Machine is able to find direct MP3 links and single tracks posted via SoundCloud, Bandcamp, and Audiomack. We do not pick up EPs, albums, playlists, or videos.

SoundCloud embeds must be public when first posted in order to be read. Hype Machine must be allowed to access tracks by the rights holder on the account, and they should be "Enabled for App Playback".

The track may be too large to be picked up. We can read files under 20 MB or 15 minutes in length. Finally, it is possible that you posted a file encoded in an unsupported bitrate (less than 64Kbps), sampling frequency (only 11, 22, 44kHz supported) or format other than MP3.

Why do some track names show up incorrectly?

We get our data from MP3 ID3 tags, so the artist and title fields need to be filled out completely before the file is uploaded and shared. If there is no data in these fields, we will display "Unknown Track"

Tracks uploaded to SoundCloud should always be titled Artist - Title. We will check ID3 tags first, but will fall back on SoundCloud track titles if there is not enough information, or if ID3 data was discarded during processing.

If there is no artist specified in the track title, we will use the username of the uploader.

Remixes should be titled Original Artist - Title (Remix Artist Remix)

Covers should be titled Cover Artist - Title (Original Artist Cover)

Why do some tags show up incorrectly?

Tags are sourced from Last.fm and cannot be edited on Hype Machine. We can't distinguish between tags for acts with the same name.

How do I add a site to Hype Machine's index?

You can suggest it here. Please note that we don't add all the submissions we receive.

How do I link to you?

For linking options (including dynamic badges and logo buttons) check out our Hype Machine Badge page.

The site's not working/playing/logging me in

Try turning off any extensions/plugins enabled in your browser and restarting. If you use HTTPS everywhere, disable it for this domain.

How do I reset my password?

Click the "Forgot your password?" link on the login panel to have a reset sent to the email address with which you signed up.

How do I make playlists?

You can add tracks to your Up/Down/Weird playlists when you favorite them. More info on playlists here.

I'm subscribed to Stack, but I can't log in

Subscribing to Stack adds you to our weekly music newsletter, but does not create an account. You can make one now via the Sign Up button in the navigation bar.

How do I delete my account?

You can delete your account in your Settings.

What are your keyboard shortcuts?

Type "?" to see the list.

Can I intern here? Are you hiring?

We do not have any internships or open positions available, but thank you for thinking of us ♥️

Our work is never over

This project is far from complete and we are working on it every day. If you have feedback, ideas, or bugs to report, please get in touch here. Thanks!

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