Tag: SoundCloud

Chance The Rapper Makes History: Streaming-Only 'Coloring Book' Wins Best Rap Album At Grammy Awards

Chance the Rapper made history at the 2017 Grammy Awards after winning Best Rap Album for the streaming-only 'Coloring Book.' The artist gave a shoutout to SoundCloud, the music-sharing platform which serves as his primary distribution channel.

Internet February 13, 2017

SoundCloud Reveals 2016’s Top Artists, Songs, And Genres: Chance The Rapper, Desiigner, Trap Music, And More

Music streaming service SoundCloud has announced its top album, song, and music genres for 2016. Chance The Rapper, Desiigner, and various trap music subgenres were all winners on the streamer during the past year.

Internet January 22, 2017

Spotify SoundCloud Acquisition No Longer Happening Due To 'Licensing Headache'

Spotify has reportedly balked at the complexities and cost of negotiating with SoundCloud's music labels. Insiders revealed that the music streaming company decided it could not afford to further complicate its plan to go public next year.

Apps/Software December 9, 2016

YouTube-mp3 and The Pirate Bay Now Outrank Spotify And Pandora In Worldwide Music Website Traffic

New worldwide traffic rankings indicate that YouTube-mp3 and the Pirate Bay now outrank top music streamers Spotify and Pandora. The rankings also confirm the recent rise in the popularity of stream ripping.

Internet October 14, 2016

Spotify SoundCloud Acquisition Reportedly In 'Advanced Talks,' Would Likely Rule Music Streaming Market

Spotify has reportedly entered advanced talks to buy SoundCloud, which could secure its leading position even as the on-demand music market gets more crowded. A SoundCloud acquisition could help Spotify be even more competitive, and maybe even cut labels from the equation.

Business Tech September 29, 2016

Stream Ripping Website YouTube-Mp3 Sued By Music Industry Coalition

A music industry coalition has taken legal action against popular stream ripping website The group claims that the site and others like it blatantly violate copyright laws.

Internet September 27, 2016

New Data Shows Pandora Has 15 Times More US Streams Weekly Than Apple Music, Which Is Tied With SoundCloud And Vevo

Pandora leads the U.S. in weekly music streams by far, with a full 30 percent of listening attributed to the streamer. Apple Music, on the other hand, accounts for a mere two percent of weekly U.S. streaming.

Internet September 21, 2016

Stream Ripping Sites Like TubeNinja And YouTube-mp3 Explode: Half Of Young Web Users Download Songs From YouTube, SoundCloud, Mixcloud And Others

A new research indicates that half of all young web users use stream ripping websites to download music converted to Mp3 files from sites like YouTube, SoundCloud and Mixcloud. The data may explain the rapid decrease in music download purchases recently reported.

Internet September 15, 2016

SoundCloud Reportedly Up For Sale For $1 Billion

Music streaming service SoundCloud is reportedly up for sale. A new report indicates that insiders are looking to find a buyer for the company and valuing it at $1 billion.

Business Tech July 28, 2016

SoundCloud Still Has A Long Way To "Go" With New Paid Streaming Service

SoundCloud’s recently released SoundCloud Go paid streaming music tier isn’t taking off so far. The service offers many of the same perks as its competitors at the same price, with a smaller catalog of additional music to choose from when compared with its free tier.

Internet July 12, 2016

SoundCloud Improves Pandora-Like 'Stations' Feature

SoundCloud has improved its radio-like 'stations' feature. The streamer will now include personalized artist-based playlists similar to those on rival Pandora.

Apps/Software July 10, 2016

SoundCloud Makes Changes To Platform: Disables Visual Art Feature, Adds 'Suggested Tracks'

Music streaming platform SoundCloud is making some significant changes to its platform. The company is adding a personalized 'suggested tracks' feature and is disabling the ability to upload visual art behind uploaded tracks.

Apps/Software June 25, 2016

SoundCloud Chaos: Deadmau5 Account Hacked And Flooded With Selena Gomez Songs, Martin Garrix Tracks Removed

Popular DJs Deadmau5 and Martin Garrix were both victimized on their SoundCloud accounts this week. The hack involved uploading of Selena Gomez songs as well as an unjustified takedown of some popular tracks by SoundCloud itself.

Internet May 27, 2016

SoundCloud Is Reportedly Planning To Block All DJ Mixes: Exodus to Mixcloud Imminent?

SoundCloud is planning on blocking or limiting DJ mixes uploaded to the streamer. A new report claims the company is preparing new restrictions that could trigger a move to Mixcloud or other streaming services.

Apps/Software May 19, 2016

SoundCloud Go Subscription-Based Music Streaming Reaches UK And Ireland

SoundCloud announced that it is expanding its subscription-based music streaming service to the UK and Ireland. SoundCloud Go users in UK and Ireland will be charged about $14.64 and $11.50 per month, respectively.

Apps/Software May 3, 2016

SoundCloud's Surprise New Feature? A Subscription-Based Music Streaming Service

SoundCloud's new iOS update, which is available today, comes with a new feature - a SoundCloud-based streaming music service with a 30-day free trial for iPhone users.

Apps/Software March 29, 2016

Noted Is A New Social Media Discovery App For Sharing Music

A new social media app called Noted launched on Thursday, one that allows users to discover and listen to music recommended by friends.

Apps/Software March 24, 2016

SoundCloud Finally Strikes Deal With Sony Music

SoundCloud has finally inked a licensing deal with Sony Music. The deal paves the way for a new subscription service to be offered by the streaming service later in 2016.

Business March 22, 2016

You Can Now Listen To ‘Quantum Break's’ Soundtrack On SoundCloud

‘Quantum Break’ has released nine tracks from its OST on SoundCloud. You can now listen to them before the game’s official release.

Video Games March 21, 2016

SoundCloud's App For Music Creators Launches For iOS

SoundCloud's companion app for music creators called SoundCloud Pulse launched for iOS. The Android version also got an update which features more stats and support for emojis.

Apps/Software February 23, 2016

Is SoundCloud Music Streaming Service In Financial Trouble?

Streaming music service SoundCloud has reported huge financial losses. Observers are wondering if the business is in trouble and some are even speculating it may have to shut down.

Internet February 18, 2016

SoundCloud Launches New Station Feature For Music Discovery

SoundCloud's latest app update features a new music-discovery tool called Stations, which allows users to create nonstop playlists based on their history and likes.

Apps/Software February 2, 2016

SoundCloud Introduces Top 50 Charts In Various Genres

SoundCloud has introduced charts of the most-streamed songs in various genres. Listeners can browse the top 50 tracks in more than 30 musical styles, from dubstep and trap to country and classical.

Internet January 28, 2016

Soundnode Launches, Essentially Serving As A SoundCloud Desktop App

Soundnode allows users to stream music, but not upload nor comment on tracks.

Apps/Software January 26, 2016

Can SoundCloud Really Take On Spotify In The Streaming Subscription Wars?

Now that SoundCloud has signed another big pact with music label UMG, it appears poised to be joining Spotify and other streamers in the paid subscription wars. Can SoundCloud really make the transition to become a paid, ad-supported subscription streaming service?

Internet January 18, 2016

SoundCloud Strikes Key Licensing Deal With Universal Music Group

Under the agreement, artists such as U2, Sam Smith, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and the Weeknd will earn advertising money each time their records are played on the music-streaming platform.

Apps/Software January 13, 2016

Raumfeld Expands To Feature Google Cast And SoundCloud Support For Its Wi-Fi Speakers

Raumfeld announced its family of products will ship to the U.S. starting in February, with the addition of Google Cast and SoundCloud support.

Audio January 5, 2016

SoundCloud Will Now Pay Royalties After Signing Licensing Deal With PRS

SoundCloud and PRS for Music signed a 'multiterritory' licensing agreement, putting the legal proceedings to an end.

Deals December 21, 2015

Jay Z’s Tidal Music Streamer Appoints Former SoundCloud Exec As Third CEO In 8 Months

Jay Z’s Tidal music streaming service has appointed a former SoundCloud executive as its new CEO. The company has experienced rocky waters and leadership instability since its introduction in April.

Business December 6, 2015

SoundCloud Makes Huge Gains As Spotify Is Named World’s Most Popular Music Streaming App, Topping Pandora

Spotify is the world’s most popular streaming service, topping Pandora. SoundCloud, however, is hot on both services' heels, now ranking near the top in usage on both iOS and Android devices.

Apps/Software December 2, 2015

SoundCloud Launches Dedicated App For Artists And Creators - What Does It Offer?

After revamping its flagship application, SoundCloud is now taking care of the creators’ community. The SoundCloud Pulse App was released, focusing on providing musicians and sound artists with features tuned for their success.

Apps/Software November 3, 2015

SoundCloud Removes Jackmaster's Tracks So He Gives Them Away For Free

SoundCloud continues to remove music it believes is not properly licensed from the accounts of users. DJ Jackmaster is the latest victim, and his novel solution to the removal of all his mixes from the service was to give them away to fans in a free download.

Internet October 26, 2015

SoundCloud Traffic Increases And So Do Its Problems

SoundCloud has both more problems and more users than ever. The company is experiencing litigation threats and woes along with artist complaints, just as it reaches all-time highs in popularity.

Internet October 17, 2015

SoundCloud Deal With Universal Reportedly Stalled

SoundCloud’s pending licensing deal with Universal Music Group has apparently stalled. Litigation filed against SoundCloud by the UK Performing Rights Society has apparently put the deal on hold.

Business Tech September 25, 2015

SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung Talks About Evolving The Platform, Negotiating With Labels

In an interview, SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung commented on ongoing negotiations with major record labels. He said the company is evolving to include various music monetization methods.

Business Tech September 22, 2015

Ellie Goulding's New Single Withheld From YouTube And SoundCloud To Drive Spotify And Apple Music Traffic

Ellie Goulding’s new single, 'On My Mind,' is currently being withheld from YouTube and SoundCloud. For now, the track is exclusively available for streaming only on Spotify and Apple Music.

Business Tech September 21, 2015

SoundCloud Sued For Copyright Infringement

SoundCloud is being taken to court for copyright infringement. UK songwriters licensing group PRS for Music claims the service is not compensating its members for streaming songs they have written or for which they own the publishing rights.

Legal August 31, 2015

Now Facing Potential Legal Action From PRS For Music, SoundCloud Is Not Having A Great Year

The UK's Performing Rights Society For Music has announced its intention to to take legal action against SoundCloud's loose and often-nonexistent copyright policies.

Legal August 27, 2015

UK Music Org Slaps Soundcloud With A Lawsuit For Unpaid Royalties

PRS for Music, a UK copyright collection that provides representation for performers' rights, is suing the music streaming service Soundcloud for unpaid royalties.

Legal August 27, 2015

SoundCloud Deal With Universal Music Group Is Reportedly Imminent

SoundCloud and Universal Music are close to signing a huge licensing deal. SoundCloud has been under intense pressure from the music label, which threatened litigation if an agreement wasn't reached.

Business August 26, 2015

Top 10 Artist Lists Show Audience Differences Between SoundCloud, Spotify And YouTube

A new comparison of top streamed artists on SoundCloud, Spotify and YouTube shows how different the audience for each streaming service is. SoundCloud listeners veer toward underground beat-oriented music, while YouTube is the most mainstream and Spotify is in the middle.

Apps/Software August 24, 2015

SoundCloud Facing Legal Action From Labels Before Thanksgiving: Report

A new report claims that SoundCloud is facing imminent legal action from the major record labels. If licensing agreements are not signed, lawsuits could be filed before Thanksgiving.

Legal August 17, 2015

SoundCloud Under Attack, Begins Removing Content And User Accounts

SoundCloud is apparently removing user accounts and material it believes to be in violation of copyright law. The company is utilizing a three-strike system to handle offending users.

August 15, 2015

Earth Recordings Launched Into Space For Aliens Are Now Available On The Internet

The Voyager spacecraft were launched with two golden records featuring sounds of life on earth, just in case aliens wanted to have a listen. Now, these recordings have become available for humans on SoundCloud.

Space July 29, 2015

SoundCloud Losing Money Fast As Record Labels Apply Licensing Pressure

Music streaming service SoundCloud is losing money fast. Losses could reach critical levels shortly unless additional funding is acquired.

Internet July 29, 2015

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