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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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SoundCloud approves investment to stay afloat, ushers in new CEO

Rest assured, Soundcloud’s been saved— and the company’s in good hands. Follow the reassurance the company was going to stay afloat just last week thanks to two “angel investors,” since confirmed to be The Raine Group and Temasek Holdings, the company’s at last secured its last round of investments following an approval by its board.The Raine Group, a […]

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SoundCloud’s new investors want to replace its current CEO

The uncertainty that enveloped SoundCloud’s fate mostly diminished last week once reports surfaced that the music streaming service was salvaged by two “angel investors.” The winged investors have since been confirmed to be The Raine Group and Temasek Holdings, two respective entities in the platform’s purchase.Seated atop a controlling stake in SoundCloud’s equity thanks to […]

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BREAKING: Angel investors purchase controlling stake in SoundCloud for $150 million

As anyone even moderately attuned to recent news knows, SoundCloud has tread uncertain territory for the past month or so, the longevity of the music streaming service was called into question once reports surfaced that the platform only possessed enough cash flow to stay afloat for a brief fifty-day period.While the extent of Chance the […]

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WeTransfer offers laid-off SoundCloud employees $10K to ‘start something’ new

WeTransfer is offering up more than just its two cents to help the music streaming industry.With the announcement that SoundCloud laid off nearly 200 employees at the beginning of the month and closed its offices in London and San Francisco, the file sharing company WeTransfer saw an opportunity in those 173 former SoundCloud employees and […]

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WeTransfer offers laid-off SoundCloud employees $10K to ‘start something’ new

WeTransfer is offering up more than just its two cents to help the music streaming industry.With the announcement that SoundCloud laid off nearly 200 employees at the beginning of the month and closed its offices in London and San Francisco, the file sharing company WeTransfer saw an opportunity in those 173 former SoundCloud employees and […]

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Reddit user allegedly downloads all of SoundCloud

What people will do in times of panic can be amazing. With the news of SoundCloud‘s in serious doubt — news that SoundCloud vehemently denies — one Redditor claimed he downloaded the entire discography of SoundCloud, the Redditor stating it was a  “900TB”  download and he downloaded it at “80GB/s.”  SoundCloud denies they will die in 50 […]

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