SoundCloud is sticking around, at least for now.
It was one of the main reasons Spotify’s popularity faded.
SoundCloud Go is spruiking “the most progressive artist remuneration system in the world”.
Because we definitely needed another one
With music streaming services now dominating the global music market, the huge amounts of data created by the likes of Spotify, SoundCloud and YouTube say a lot about which artists we’re listening to the most. In the first six months of 2015, music streaming services clocked up over one trillion track streams, according to Next
Soundcloud has come to an important agreement with 20,000 labels through a deal with licensing company Merlin. Merlin represents a number of well-known independent labels in digital negotiations including iconic British dance-label Warp (Hudson Mohawke and Rustie) and one of the most influential group of labels in Europe, The Beggars Group (FKA Twigs and Vampire
It looks like the days of the free, unobtrusive SoundCloud stream are coming to an end as a leaked contract with independent music publishers has suggested that the site is looking to introduce paid-subscriptions. In a move that will make the site increasingly similar to the likes of Spotify and Tidal, the contracts suggest the
Original music by a number of Sony Music artists, including Adele, Passion Pit, Hozier and MS MR, have been removed from SoundCloud after a reported breakdown in negotiations over revenue. According to Billboard, the major label went ahead and pulled tracks by some of their major artists from the streaming platform during ongoing negotiations because
US space agency NASA has made its SoundCloud debut, creating free public albums of space-related sounds, including recordings from Apollo missions, speeches from from President John F. Kennedy and sounds of the solar system, and it’s all really worth checking out. “You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong’s ‘One
SoundCloud is rumoured to be making great strides towards avoiding future lawsuits. Reports indicate that the popular online audio database is going legit and selling a 9-15% stake in the company to the three major record labels, though the deal is yet to be officially announced. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the deal has
Twitter could be venturing into the streaming music game as early as next month. Although a release date hasn’t yet been confirmed by Twitter, CNET reports the social media service is preparing for the launch of a new music app with the reliably simple title of Twitter Music. The app will reportedly suggest artists and
SoundCloud has had a makeover and launched its new mobile and web applications earlier this week.