Could SoundCloud beat other DSPs to user-centric payouts?
Billboard bagged an exciting-sounding exclusive on Friday: “SoundCloud to let fans pay artists directly“. However, the details on what, how and when are very much still to be decided, it turns out. “A source...
February 8, 2021
SoundCloud gets into gaming with Player One tournament
SoundCloud’s latest expansion is taking it into the buzziest areas of the modern media industry: gaming and esports. The streaming service is launching its own online gaming tournament, Player One, which will see eight...
February 4, 2021
YouTube, SoundCloud and Pandora launch year-end reviews
You’re not fed up with streaming services’ end-of-year charts and reviews yet? Good, because three more dropped in the last 24 hours. YouTube’s is more focused on trends such as livestreaming (including...
December 10, 2020
SoundCloud CEO steps down and hands over to president
Under the watch of CEO Kerry Trainor, who joined in 2017, SoundCloud has bounced back from the financial troubles that threatened the company's existence that year. In 2020 there has been investment from SiriusXM;...
December 2, 2020
SoundCloud financials reveal its revenues grew 37% in 2019
SoundCloud still publishes annual financial results in the UK through Companies House, and its 2019 figures dropped last night. The streaming service saw its revenues grow by 37% to €147.6m (around $196.8m) last year,...
November 24, 2020
SoundCloud adds profile verification and Rotor Videos deal
Bad news for anyone whose hobbies include masquerading as popular musicians on SoundCloud: the service is finally introducing proper blue-tick profile verification. Billie Eilish, Wiz Khalifa and Trippie Redd are among the...
November 18, 2020
Soundtrack by Twitch offers licensed music to streamers
Livestreaming platform Twitch is launching a new feature, Soundtrack by Twitch, with a catalogue of licensed music for its community of creators to use in their streams. The Amazon-owned company has licensed more than...
September 30, 2020
How many users do Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services have?
Sometimes the statistics around how many people are streaming music – and how many are paying for it – can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. Recently, for example, we've seen one story suggesting that Amazon...
July 28, 2020
SoundCloud moves into instant audio mastering services
SoundCloud's evolution from a streaming service to a suite of distribution and related tools for artists continues. The company now has a 'Mastering on SoundCloud' service, powered by Dolby. "As the last step of your upload...
July 15, 2020
SoundCloud takes Insights analytics to its main mobile app
It's clearly the week for music analytics announcements. YouTube launched its 'New YouTube Analytics for Artists' on Tuesday, and now SoundCloud is updating its own data offerings. In its case, it's expanding its tools...
July 9, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused creators to talk for SoundCloud livestream
The creators of the #TheShowMustBePaused campaign against racism and inequality in the music industry will be talking about their plans next week, in an episode of SoundCloud’s ‘Cloud Bar’ video show on...
July 3, 2020