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SoundCloud Secures New Funding to Avoid Shutdown

Streaming service SoundCloud secured a new round of funding today that will stave off the once-imminent shutdown of the struggling company.  A $169.5 million infusion…
Dale Eisinger / August 11, 2017

Chance the Rapper and Young Thug – “Big B’s”

Last night, Chance the Rapper and Young Thug released a surprise song called "Big B’s" on Soundcloud. The move came hours after Chance implied on Twitter…
Taylor Berman / July 15, 2017

Why Soundcloud Rap Couldn’t Save Soundcloud

There are two differing stories about Soundcloud currently percolating in the media. They are: The rise of "Soundcloud rap," which, as reported on most…
Jordan Sargent / July 14, 2017

SoundCloud Lays Off 40% of Staff

In what it claims is an effort to stay independent amidst rumors of changing ownership, SoundCloud is laying off 40% of its staff. According to a…
Rob Arcand / July 6, 2017

DJs and Producers Can Now Make Money Through SoundCloud

SoundCloud has announced that DJs and producers will now be able to earn revenue for the "sets, remixes and other forms of creative works" they have…
Geena Kloeppel / March 15, 2017

SoundCloud Launches Cheaper Subscription In Effort to Boost Revenue

After recent struggles to bring in revenue, SoundCloud has launched a new mid-tier subscription feature.  For $5, the offer will remove ads and allow offline streaming, arguably…
Geena Kloeppel / February 28, 2017

Report: Spotify Not Buying SoundCloud After All

Spotify won't be acquiring rival music streaming platform SoundCloud after all, TechCrunch reports. Rumors that a deal was in the works were reported by the Financial Times back…
Anna Gaca / December 8, 2016

Here’s Why Spotify, Soundcloud, and Twitter Are So Crappy Today

Perhaps you went to listen to the new D.R.A.M. album via Spotify's web app this morning, and noticed that Spotify wasn't working. Then, you went…
Andy Cush / October 21, 2016

Spotify May Soon Be Taking Over SoundCloud

Music-streaming giant Spotify is in talks to purchase its scrappier peer, SoundCloud, according to a report in the Financial Times. SoundCloud was recently valued at $700 million, though…
Andy Cush / September 29, 2016

SoundCloud Finally Launches Its Subscription Service, Go

Following years of financial and legal troubles, streaming platform SoundCloud has finally launched its long-teased subscription service, Go. Following recent deals reached with Sony Music and…
Harley Brown / March 29, 2016

Ten DJs and Producers Discuss SoundCloud’s Future

Lately, SoundCloud's troubles have been many, and confusing: Following reports that the Berlin-based streaming service was running "dangerously low on cash," a slew of internet radio…
Harley Brown / August 26, 2015

SoundCloud Welcomes Ads and Would Like Your Money, Too

Ads are coming to SoundCloud. The free music-streaming platform's effort to monetize its content — which has been anticipated since the start of summer — arrived…
Colin Stutz / August 21, 2014

SoundCloud Reportedly Close to Inking Major Label Deal

SoundCloud is reportedly closing in on deals with the major record labels that would trade equity in the startup for the ability to continue sharing copyrighted…
Colin Stutz / July 11, 2014

SoundCloud May Actually Start Paying Artists

Free music-streaming platform SoundCloud is looking at ways to monetize its content and pay some of its most popular artists. This news follows the unveiling…
Colin Stutz / June 26, 2014

Has Turkey Banned SoundCloud?

A corruption scandal in Turkey may have caught a popular audio platform in its widening web. SoundCloud users in Turkey have reported not being able…
Marc Hogan / January 27, 2014