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Good Morning Mix: Madeaux at Lightning in a Bottle 2018

Andrew Berman, better known as Madeaux, of A-Trak‘s Fool’s Gold Records, is the burgeoning house talent out of LA, known for weaving high-energy, dynamic, and splendidly strange live DJ sets. In the same vein, his own productions are soulful, sensuously vocalized, and shrouded in intrigue. Fortunately for those with ears, Madeaux has uploaded to SoundCloud […]

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SoundCloud’s revenue soars past $100 million mark, but is it enough?

SoundCloud’s 2017 revenues have dramatically increased, but despite the financial gains made by the music streaming service, SoundCloud isn’t out of the woods just yet. After facing what then appeared to be imminent bankruptcy last year, SoundCloud has made strides in the economic arena, exceeding its financial and user growth targets. SoundCloud has additionally surpassed […]

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A cryptic SoundCloud upload has some speculating it’s a Daft Punk ‘leak’

Activity on the r/daftpunk subreddit is momentarily diverting ticket holders’ attention from the Swedish House Mafia rumor mill, and directing it instead toward Daft Punk‘s. The speculation surrounding a Daft Punk reunion on the final day of Ultra Music Festival has continued to mount since the iron-on patches enclosed in the Ultra 20 ticket canisters originally […]

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Twitter writes off its $70 million investment in SoundCloud from 2016

As SoundCloud struggles to keep a sinking ship above water, Twitter has written off the considerable chunk of change the social media giant invested in the music streaming platform less than two years ago — a cool $70 million to be exact. That figure, however, could have been a much heavier blow, as many will remember […]

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Songwriters win big as Copyright Royalty Board boosts streaming pay nearly 50 percent

Since the dawn of streaming nearly 10 years ago, writer royalties have been based on a strict percentage of each streaming service’s revenue, putting songwriters at the mercy of corporate decision-making. In a court ruling issued Jan. 27 in Washington D.C., the Copyright Royalty Board has voted to increase songwriter rates for music streaming by 43.8 percent over the next five […]

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Soundcloud introduces real time feedback feature

Soundcloud is continuing their efforts towards catalyzing independent artists success in the music industry. On the streaming apps newest feature, musicians and creators can track — in real time — performance statistics and streaming insights.“Whether you just shared your very first upload or have over a million followers, creators know the importance of monitoring a track’s performance,” reads […]

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SoundCloud denies allegations over altered streaming quality

After a calm closing fiscal quarter for SoundCloud — which was preceded by large scale employee layoffs and rumors of bankruptcy — the Berlin-based streaming service has entered the news cycle once again. Allegations have arisen suggesting Soundcloud had secretly decreased the quality of its playback format from the standard 128 kbps MP3 codec to the newer 64 kbps Opus one. The change, […]

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How to Fix SoundCloud’s New Streaming Format

SoundCloud recently switched its music streams from 128kbps MP3 to 64kbps Opus. Many users hear a drop in sound quality in the higher frequencies. So artist Joseph Lyncheski, aka Direct, built an extension for Chrome and Firefox to force the site to stream in its old format. (For now, Safari is still streaming in MP3.)Read […]

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SoundCloud reflects on the year in music in its 2017 ‘Playback’

Musical retrospectives are all the rage as 2017 winds down, with SoundCloud’s “2017 Playback” graphic being the latest to enter the yearly recap ring. The visual review identifies Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2 as the most frequently streamed album on the platform, and “XO Tour Llif3” as the Top Rap/Hip Hop Track of the year. […]

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Listen to Gareth Emery’s full Terminal 5 laserface set

On November 18, English DJ and producer Gareth Emery took the stage at Terminal 5 in New York City to preform his signature laserface set. The hour and a half performance, now available on SoundCloud, showcases many of the his classic pieces as well as some of his more recent work. With a frenzy of trance, Gareth […]

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Oshi samples M.I.A. on new trap beat ‘Swagger’ [STREAM]

Touted as one of dance music’s brightest up-and-comers, Oshi is already a force to be reckoned with, and many would contend that he hasn’t even really reached his full breakthrough moment yet. The young UK-bred beat maker displays a wealth of potential with a steady schedule of releases and he’s already caught the attention, and support, […]

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SoundCloud’s CFO leaves company for TuneIn position

SoundCloud’s chief financial officer has departed from the music streaming platform.The service’s first-ever CFO Holly Lim, has migrated to TuneIn — a radio streaming platform that will host Lim as its own CFO, as announced by TuneIn this week. Lim leaves behind an extensive history at SoundCloud, joining the streaming entity five-months after it unveiled SoundCloud […]

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Thanks to Stem, artists no longer have to chase after royalty payments

The landscape of content creation is ever-evolving. New platforms with a shared goal of content distribution continue to be developed and released — digital edifices of their own kind that market content from musicians and other innovators alike to audiences broad and diverse. Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud, for instance, have revolutionized the accessibility of […]

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Mr. Carmack rings in 300k SoundCloud followers with saucy ‘Bodak Yellow’ remix

Mr. Carmack is officially fronting the convergence of hip hop and dance music after the release of his latest remix. In his progressively playful fashion, the artist’s gone above and beyond for the kids this time around. After reaching a major SoundCloud milestone, 300,000 followers, Mr. Carmack, with some help from Promnite, dropped an alluring remix of Cardi B’s gold-certified […]

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Mr. Carmack rings in 300k SoundCloud followers with saucy ‘Bodak Yellow’ remix

Mr. Carmack is officially fronting the convergence of hip hop and dance music after the release of his latest remix. In his progressively playful fashion, the artist’s gone above and beyond for the kids this time around. After reaching a major SoundCloud milestone, 300,000 followers, Mr. Carmack, with some help from Promnite, dropped an alluring remix of Cardi B’s gold-certified […]

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Chance the Rapper is the youngest entry on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list

From working with various initiatives to support the growth of education and music programs, to playing a pivotal role in saving Soundcloud from it’s demise, Chance the Rapper has captured the hearts of many and easily taken the unofficial title as Chicago’s sweetheart.All accomplished by the age of 24, the Chi-town native has maintained a high-profile and respectfully […]

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Launchpad: Amp up your Sunday with this bass-heavy playlist

Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.This week’s Launchpad is meant to amp up the end of your […]

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Launchpad: Amp up your Sunday with this bass-heavy playlist

Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.This week’s Launchpad is meant to amp up the end of your […]

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