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.
July 6, 2016
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...
June 29, 2016
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...
June 23, 2016
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...
June 22, 2016
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...
June 17, 2016
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...
June 14, 2016
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...
May 3, 2016
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...
April 19, 2016
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...
March 31, 2016
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...
March 30, 2016
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...
March 29, 2016