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'.
September 17, 2021
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...
July 9, 2021
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...
May 26, 2021
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...
May 11, 2021
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...
May 6, 2021
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...
April 23, 2021
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,...
March 24, 2021
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...
March 11, 2021
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...
March 9, 2021
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...
March 2, 2021
YouTube and SoundCloud testify at UK’s streaming economics inquiry
A lot has been said about the strengths and failings of music streaming services during the UK parliamentary inquiry into the economics of this market. Yesterday, three DSPs got the chance to have their say. Well, two of...
February 11, 2021