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SoundCloud: ‘Do not think of us [just] as a streaming service… we’re a form of social media’

How did Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert and other artists have such success building an audience on SoundCloud? Because they saw it as more than just a music-streaming service. That’s according to SoundCloud’s director...
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SoundCloud revamps app home screen with playlists and recommendations

SoundCloud is redesigning its app’s home screen with more focus on playlists and recommendations, including two new own-brand playlists showcasing trending hip-hop and dance tracks. The app’s homepage will now be based...
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Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud launch European lobbying coalition

Music-streaming services Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud are among the founder members of a new coalition that plans to represent the European digital music industry in Brussels. Streaming service Qobuz, B2B firm 7digital...
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SoundCloud now shows creators who’s playlisting their tracks

Traditionally, individual tracks have been the important unit on SoundCloud, with the streaming service’s discovery dynamic being mainly about following the right people to surface the best tracks into your feed. However,...
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SoundCloud secures new investment – and gets a new CEO

SoundCloud has secured new investment from merchant bank The Raine Group and investment firm Temasek, with former Vimeo boss Kerry Trainor taking over as CEO as part of the deal. SoundCloud's existing CEO, co-founder Alexander...
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SoundCloud’s future will be decided today – for better or worse

After months of speculation about SoundCloud’s financial health, today might just be the most important day in the music-streaming service’s history. Its current shareholders must decide whether to approve a proposal...
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Potential SoundCloud investors named as Raine Group and Temasek

Earlier this week we reported on claims that SoundCloud was in negotiations to sell a majority share in the company to two private-equity groups. At the time they were unnamed, but it didn’t take long for journalists...
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SoundCloud survival may involve new private-equity investors

Having laid off 40% of its staff and closed several offices in an effort to “take more control” over its future, SoundCloud is now tackling the challenge of securing funding to ensure its survival beyond the final quarter...
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SoundCloud’s core community sounds off about its problems

It’s overly simplistic to suggest that SoundCloud’s problems in 2017 – including its recent major round of layoffs – are entirely rooted in its moves to secure licensing deals with labels and publishers, while launching...
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Kumo aims to provide social features lacking on SoundCloud

With third-party developers building a growing number of apps using the APIs of Spotify and Apple Music, perhaps the developer community can also help SoundCloud plot its next moves forward. One team that was calling itself...
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SoundCloud debuts video series in partnership with The Fader

Now may not seem the most opportune time for SoundCloud to be investing in original video content that lives outside its core service. But the streaming service has partnered with The Fader to make a series of six shows...
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‘SoundCloud is here to stay’ says CEO… and Chance the Rapper

SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung has responded to reports of his company being on the verge of running out of money with a blog post claiming it is “here to stay”. He also got backing from one of the most prominent artists...