Music embedding & links

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Would LOVE a tool to add link to the major music sites that house personal music. Clicking an audio sample (SoundCloud) should be as easy as clicking a video sample (YouTube), yes? I try to embed the SoundCloud code in an HTML block but it doesn't work. Been soooo patient about this (lack of) feature and I am missing out on many prospective musical artist clients. 

Anything I am missing that is already available?
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Hi there -- I see you've already added your vote on our Idea thread for adding SoundCloud to the social follow block! I'll check in with the product team on this to see if there's anything we can do to support the SoundCloud code in the editor.

What kind of code are we working with here? Could you past an example? Thanks!
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Yeah, you saw me double-dipping there. ;-)
So I tried to just paste the code here, but it keeps reformatting it. Then when I add it as html, it embeds the darn file (Duh.). So here is a screenshot of the code and also the embed. When I add it as html in the HTML button, it simply disappears. 

When I add it as html in the HTML button in my Emma email, it simply disappears. 
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Ah yes, iFrame code is intended for websites rather than the email environment. I'll dig in with the team to see if there is any kind of workaround, but I don't believe that's something we can change. You might hosting the SoundCloud file on your website and linking to that page using a button block!
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Appreciate the digging.  Had to read it twice to comprehend, but I like your idea about the button link. Y'all are very clever over there. Can you be cloned and join my team of 1?

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to see if the granddaughter of the Baroness Maria von Trapp will take my geek call. 
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Hi again -- I'm marking this Idea as Under consideration because our Product Team is open to expanding the options in the social follow block to include video/audio options like SoundCloud! This work isn't in the current timeline, but I'll update you here when I have more information. 

I hope the button block option works well for you. You could also upload your sound file to Youtube or Vimeo and drop it right into our Video block, if you wanted to have more of a visual in the email itself. Thanks for sharing your idea here!
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Yea!!! Thank you! And another great idea I will have to look into (sound into video block).