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Soundcloud, which has been under concern regarding its financial viability, reported recently that its 2017 gross income was $102 million for 2017. This is a strong increase from $57.8 million in the prior y ear. In that period, subscriptions showed strong increases of 89% and ad revenue was up as well by 53%. Operating losses …

After The Verge published an article questioning the new terms of service (TOS) as being unfair to artists/djs for the new Soundcloud Premier program, Soundcloud has revised the terms to be more favorable to artists using the platform.  The new unfriendly terms included unclear payment dates, payout rates that can change at any time and …

Great news for music producers as Soundcloud has just announced this week that its Premier program will now allow all song producers to profit from song plays. To quality, you must have a Pro or Pro Unlimited account and 5,000 plays of songs in your account in Tier 1 countries i.e. US, UK, Canada, Australia, …

Sony Music has signed a contract to work with music rights company Dubset Musicand use Dubset’s MixBANK Rights Management Platform to properly attribute songs signed to Sony when used in dj mixes and bootlegs. Stephen White, Dubet Media CEO stated, “This is a watershed moment for Dubset that demonstrates how critical the MixBANK tool and …

Trying to quash the rumors and speculation about Soundcloud’s future, Founder and CEO Alex Ljung posted the following statement yesterday on the Soundcloud blog: SoundCloud is here to stay. Hey everyone, There’s an insane amount of noise about SoundCloud in the world right now. And it’s just that, noise. The music you love on SoundCloud isn’t …

Word came out earlier last week that Soundcloud laid off 40% of its staff in a bid to become profitable.  A statement by the company indicated that the layoffs would help stabilize the company. Now however a new article by TechCrunch described a more dire situation where even with the recent layoffs the company only has …

The dj world was abuzz this past week with news that Soundcloud would not longer be taking down dj mixes due to copyright complaints. Unfortunately that turned out to be too good to be true – takedown requests will still be honored. According to a BBC post, the new policy on not taking down remixes …

Per an interview with German music blog Groove.de, Soundcloud founder and technical manager Eric Wahlforss stated that due to new licensing agreements with Germany’s GEMA as part of their new paid streaming service that uploaders will no longer be subject to having their mixes taken down due to copyright issues. It is unclear if this will …

Per Bloomberg, music streaming site Soundcloud is looking into putting itself up for sale hoping for a $1 Billion sale price. According to sources, potential buyers are not valuing the company quite as high with the last valuation at $700 million based on the recent Twitter investment. Soundcloud has a large user base of 175 …

SoundCloud recently launched a new feature called “Suggested Tracks”, which is aimed at keeping users listening to more audio content and music in the app. The app will suggest new artists and tracks based on which artists and tracks that the user has listened to and “liked” in the past, which is SoundCloud’s attempt at …