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SoundCloud wants to get 20 artists on the NBA 2K22 soundtrack

SoundCloud has teamed up with games publisher 2K for a contest that could see 20 emerging artists dunking their way onto the soundtrack for console basketball game NBA 2K22.
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SoundCloud and Splice launch ‘Nova’ music creation contests

Combinations of music services and creator tools / communities aren’t new, but we sense they’re going to be a more prominent part of the music ecosystem in the coming years.
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SoundCloud says fan-powered royalties paid off for Portishead

In July, Portishead became one of the most high-profile artists to test SoundCloud's user-centric 'fan-powered royalties' system, with a cover of Abba's 'SOS'.
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Portishead test SoundCloud ‘fan-powered royalties’ with Abba cover

The guiding principle of user-centric royalties is that the winners don't take it all; that the money, money, money is shared out more fairly; that the name of the game is to pay more to artists as a thank you for the music...
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SoundCloud wants to develop more artists with A&R deals

SoundCloud continues its firm pivot back towards creator tools and direct relationships with artists. The latest news is a slate of what the company is describing as “A&R partnerships” to “develop a...
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SoundCloud poaches former Instagram and UnitedMasters exec

SoundCloud is putting its team together under new CEO Michael Weissman, with its latest hire being Lauren Wirtzer-Seawood as chief content and marketing officer. We first encountered Wirtzer-Seawood in 2014 in her role...
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SoundCloud and Triller team up for emerging artists playlist

It’s clearly the day for partnerships with social media companies that have rubbed some rightsholders up the wrong way. Alongside Billboard/Twitter we also have a SoundCloud/Triller tie-up to tell you about. SoundCloud...
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SoundCloud turns ‘The Lookout’ playlist into a SiriusXM show

Apple Music has been turning some of its flagship playlists into radio shows for a while now – aided by the fact that it has its own on-platform radio stations. However, other streaming services can follow suit through...
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SoundCloud launches new artist accelerator with nine musicians

SoundCloud is adding a new string to its artist-partnerships bow with the launch of First on SoundCloud. it’s billed as an accelerator program for artists, starting with nine independent musicians: Charmaine, Ela Minus,...
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SoundCloud clarifies revenue share from ‘fan-powered royalties’

Earlier this week we reported on a SoundCloud interview with Vice that suggested the company would be taking a 45% cut from its new ‘fan-powered royalties’ (user-centric) system. The company has since revealed...
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SoundCloud will take 45% cut of ‘fan-powered royalties’

When SoundCloud announced plans to launch user-centric (or in its terms, ‘fan-powered’) payouts recently, it didn’t say how the system would affect its share of revenues. Now the company has revealed that...
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SoundCloud goes user-centric with its ‘fan-powered royalties’

Rumours that SoundCloud would become the first big music streaming service to adopt user-centric payouts were correct. The company has just announced plans for what it's calling 'fan-powered royalties'. The system won't...