Google the latest company linked with SoundCloud acquisition
Twitter isn’t buying SoundCloud. Spotify isn’t buying SoundCloud. Could Google be buying SoundCloud? That’s the latest industry rumour over the latter company’s future. Music Business Worldwide suggests that Google...
January 4, 2017
MusicWatch thinks iHeartRadio Plus can get 4m subscribers
“Will iHeart’s audience pay? You bet, maybe!” claims the slightly confusing headline for research firm MusicWatch’s latest blog post. In fact, the company has concluded that millions of iHeartRadio listeners *will*...
December 7, 2016
SoundCloud Go launches in Germany
SoundCloud has taken its premium subscription tier to an eighth country: its homeland Germany. “We have already launched Go in seven countries and we are now launching in Germany,” CEO Alexander Ljung told the Berliner...
December 7, 2016
Music Ally Report 398 – Tube Exit
Lead: Music Ally has heard that at least one major label is threatening to pull its content from YouTube before Christmas. This could prove to be a negotiating strategy/last resort, but what would happen if they actually...
November 23, 2016
SoundCloud: ‘We’re sharing more revenue with more people’
SoundCloud is certainly sharing its revenues with more people, having struck licensing deals with labels and publishers in the last year. However, the company’s latest claim focuses on creators: the musicians uploading...
November 17, 2016
SoundCloud on acquisition talk: ‘There is a lot of interest in us’
SoundCloud co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss was hardly likely to confirm rumours about Spotify buying his company while on-stage at the Web Summit conference. But he didn't outright deny it. “What I would say is that...
November 13, 2016
SoundCloud co-founder still focused on independence
If we were trying to sell Music Ally to Spotify for a nine-figure sum – a remote prospect, admittedly – we’d be telling journalists about our keen desire to stay independent as often as possible. So, you can possibly...
October 26, 2016
SoundCloud acquisition price could be lower than expected
Is Spotify really acquiring SoundCloud? We’ve reached the part of the rumour cycle where warnings come that even advanced negotiations can break down. “People I talk to say the talks are more talk and less action —...
September 30, 2016
Spotify tipped to buy SoundCloud in surprise deal
“Did Daniel Ek just say that Spotify is buying SoundCloud?” asked Business Insider in a story published in mid-August, based on an interview Spotify’s CEO had given to Swedish TV channel TV4. As it turned out, he...
September 29, 2016
SoundCloud tightens up its API access
SoundCloud has long seen itself as the most open digital music service, but now it’s making a change to the way its API works: developers will now have to request access by filling out an application form explaining their...
September 26, 2016
“Did Daniel Ek just say that Spotify is buying SoundCloud?” No.
The dopamine hit from clickbait headlines will do for us all at some point. Nordic Business Insider has picked up on an interview with Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek on TV4 in his homeland of Sweden and suggested that, “reading...
August 17, 2016