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...
February 20, 2018
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...
December 14, 2017
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...
November 8, 2017
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,...
October 5, 2017
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...
August 11, 2017
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...
August 11, 2017
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...
August 2, 2017
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...
July 31, 2017
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...
July 24, 2017
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...
July 19, 2017
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...
July 18, 2017
‘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...
July 17, 2017