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SoundCloud gets Pandora-style artist stations feature

Fresh from adding tens of millions of major and indie tracks to its catalogue for its premium tier, SoundCloud is also beefing up its discovery features.
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Sandbox 160 – Brand Stand

Lead: In the second part of our special look at music, digital and branding, we speak to the record labels about how their dedicated divisions are adapting to online and mobile by securing the right partnerships deals. We...
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SoundCloud joins the discovery party with Suggested Tracks

When SoundCloud Go launched earlier this year, the streaming service said its 125m tracks were a big competitive advantage. Yet they also presented a big challenge in how listeners would find their way to the needles in...
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SoundCloud prepares to launch video ads in the US

The launch of the SoundCloud Go subscription tier may be 2016’s big news story for SoundCloud, but the company isn’t leaving its advertising efforts to languish. Yesterday, SoundCloud said that it will launch video ads...
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Wonder indie music discovery service launches its apps

Wonder.fm was the music discovery site launched in 2014 by former We Are Hunted co-founder Stephen Phillips, as his post-Twitter-#Music project. This February, under the wing of startup Hydric Media, it relaunched as three...
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Open Music Initiative wants open-source music rights

There’s been plenty of talk about more transparency in the digital music world, but action is harder to come by. Any initiative that includes all three major labels, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora and SoundCloud deserves...
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SoundCloud Go launches in UK: ‘less of a spreadsheet and more of a Snapchat’

SoundCloud is launching its SoundCloud Go subscription tier in the UK and Ireland today. They are the second and third countries to get the new premium tier, which launched in the US in March. SoundCloud is also introducing...
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SoundCloud secures European deal with Sony/ATV

SoundCloud’s global dealmaking continues as it works towards launching its new SoundCloud Go premium tier outside the US. Its latest agreement is with publisher Sony/ATV: a multi-territory agreement for Europe that extends...
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SoundCloud is now publishing boss Jane Dyball’s cup of tea

Back in May 2015, MCPS CEO Jane Dyball caused a rumpus with this comment in an interview with Music Ally: “SoundCloud present themselves as the musicians’ friend, for example. I am friends with musicians and I buy...
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Music Ally Report 386 – SoundCloud: all systems Go

In our cover feature we pick apart SoundCloud’s move into subscriptions. It has been a long – and often tense – journey to go from a free UGC platform to one fully licensed by all the majors and key indies. Now with...
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SoundCloud Go paid subscription service launches in the US (interview)

SoundCloud has launched its long-awaited premium subscription tier, SoundCloud Go, although it will be US-only for now. The launch comes shortly after SoundCloud reached a licensing deal with Sony Music, the third and...
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SoundCloud’s Sony licensing deal is official

As predicted on Friday, Sony Music has officially confirmed its licensing deal with SoundCloud. The public details match those of its previous agreements with Universal Music and Warner Music: access to the label’s catalogue...