SoundCloud hit a new milestone yesterday: 200 million. No, not listeners: tracks.
Artist Francesca Lombardo’s ‘Eye Ring’ became the 200 millionth track uploaded to the audio-streaming service. SoundCloud celebrated the milestone with an interview with Lombardo, suggesting that her song is “actually a prime example of the boundary-pushing content that SoundCloud is known for”.
The track-count has grown from 170m at the end of 2017 (according to SoundCloud’s recent financial results) – so 30m tracks were uploaded to the service in 2018 and early 2019.
For her part, Lombardo – who has nearly 50,000 followers on the service – had warm words for SoundCloud. “I’ve worked hard to keep a steady release of music over the years, across other labels and my own, as I always want my fans to come back to something new,” she said. “SoundCloud is also a great place to archive my mixes, radio shows and remixes that have happened over the years, which I think gives a good representation of how I have evolved and what I do as an artist across my various projects.”