In awesome news, music website SoundCloud has announced a complete redesign of the site that will be available immediately through private beta invites and by the end of the year, for every member.

The "Next SoundCloud" will have features like a more interactive waveform player (less clutter, more interactive), attractive new profile designs, new sharing options and much more.

"Over the past few years, we've been championing the need to unmute the web and have signed up over 15 million sound creators in the process" said Alexander Ljung, Founder and CEO. "Today we are pushing further towards that goal by launching a private beta of the Next SoundCloud, which delivers a simpler, faster, more social sound platform to help everyone appreciate sound more."

In addition, Eric Wahlforss, found and CTO, had a few things to say about the project:

"Next SoundCloud has been re-engineered from the inside out, It's much more than an aesthetic change. By making use of state of the art technologies available in the latest generation browsers, we've created a technology platform that enables us to provide a much better user experience and develop new features faster."

SoundCloud will be handing out tens of thousands of invites during the private beta and a public beta is expected to roll out within a few months. Current SoundCloud users will still be able to use the current features provided to them and new features will still be added during the aforementioned private beta period.

For more information about the "Next SoundCloud" or to sign up for a private beta invite, click here.