How do I upload audio (MP3 or WAV) files to my site on the new Website Builder?

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On the old Sitebuilder it was easy.  But I cannot find any way on the new Website Builder to upload my Audio (MP3 or WAV) files. I tried everything from the Files upload section to drag-and drop.  Nothing works, and there is no option in the "music" element area, the "files" area or the "elements" menus that I can find for any audio files, nor an option on text links to link to a file of any kind.

So my two questions:  How do I upload audio files to my website using the new Website Builder, and then how do I link to a file on a text link?

I work in voiceover and my samples need to be on the website and available to potential employers.
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Hi David:
There is no body at Homestead on the weekend, give them a call on Monday at the number
1-800 710 1998.
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 You can use Soundcloud for audio and Vimeo or Youtube for videos. The elements are available under media in the element list.
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Problems with that concept:  1- Soundcloud is a paid subscription service that requires a software download to view their player - something inconveneint for my clients, and therefore not feasible, as they will skip over inconvenient to go to what they are used to.  2 - Soundcloud is blocked in some countries where my clients are (such as Hong Kong and the Philippines).  I need them to be able to access and play my audio files on whatever media player they use.  

I have been with Homestead since nearly its inception.  I used to pay my bill by walking into your office in the Bay Area (before you moved). I have several websites and two domains with you.  I expect to be able to upload and use files (as long as they are legal) on my own site.  I have paid for this service for more than 2 decades, and now you remove it with your "upgrades"?  

There is no reasonable reason to deny a paying domain owner the ability to upload their files within their domain server and to be able to link to those files within their own website.  

I have found a temporary solution by uploading them on the old SiteBuilder on one of my old sites and linking to the files there.  But you will be discontinuing the old SiteBuilder in time, and this also directs my users away from my core website, and so is not acceptable for long-term.  

You need to allow your customers to upload their media and to link to uploaded files within their website.  If this issue is not resolved, I will be forced to move my money and domains to a hosting service willing to do what you used to do (and ALL other hosts do) in allowing me uploading of my audio files and linking to files within my website.  

Please have your programmers fix this issue.  I know I am not the only one who will be lost if this is going to be your official policy.  
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I will add this as a feature request to be evaluated for addition to the program, but it won't be considered a fix as the design is to use the streaming services. It has not been something many people have commented on, but I will pass it on.
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I have the same question.
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You can use Soundcloud for audio and Vimeo or Youtube for videos. The elements are available under media in the element list.

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