SoundCloud has long seen itself as the most open digital music service, but now it’s making a change to the way its API works: developers will now have to request access by filling out an application form explaining their plans. SoundCloud explained that the change is because it has “seen a number of apps or services that act on behalf of our users without their explicit permission or attempt to use creator content in ways that are not permitted by our API Terms of Use”. SoundCloud-scraping apps and websites have become a common sight in the digital ecosystem, but with SoundCloud now boasting a full set of licences, it’s perhaps not surprising to see it clamping down. “Developers who currently have API credentials and comply with our API Terms of Use may continue to use the SoundCloud API,” said the company. “All new requests for an API key must go through the review process, where applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, in line with our API Terms of Use.”

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