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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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SoundCloud’s CEO releases statement regarding future of the struggling website

Over the past few days, SoundCloud’s future has been in serious doubt, with initial reports suggesting that the online platform only had enough cash to sustain itself until the start of Q4. This widespread speculation has prompted SoundCloud’s co-founder and CEO Alex Ljung to issue an official statement regarding the website’s future.The emphatic blog post, […]

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A team of programmers is archiving SoundCloud’s entire music library

SoundCloud remains the talk of the Tech world amidst continued worries over low company morale and speculation that the Berlin-based company had only enough revenue to sustain themselves until the beginning of the next earning quarter. What started with an announcement earlier this month that the audio streaming service was laying off 40 percent of its staff has snowballed into a flurry […]

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For its flaws, SoundCloud is still the best streaming service on Earth [Editorial]

Amid worrying reports that SoundCloud may well and truly be over the hill, it’s been easy for the music community to get carried away preparing obituaries for the stream titan that cite a lack of management expertise, flawed revenue model, and ill-treatment of fresh talent as root causes of an untimely demise.However, to call SoundCloud ‘dead’ […]

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Chance the Rapper & Young Thug Share New Track, “Big B’s”

Chance the Rapper just gave Soundcloud a new lease on life and in-support of the new business venture, the Chicago recording artist drops a new collaborative track with Young Thug, titled, “Big B’s”. Reuniting after their work on the Coloring Book cut, “Mixtapes”. Thugger and Chano give fans a treat on the track filled with […]

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