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  • SoundCloud turns on ads and Go premium subs in the UK and Ireland

    SoundCloud turns on ads and Go premium subs in the UK and Ireland

    Now that SoundCloud has inked licensing deals with all the big music rights holders, the startup is wasting no time rolling out subscription services and advertising to a wider number of markets to better monetize its 175 million users and compete better against the likes of Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and the rest. The music-streaming company — sometimes referred to as the YouTube… Read More

  • Twitter Moments become tweetable playlists thanks to SoundCloud

    Twitter Moments become tweetable playlists thanks to SoundCloud

    An upgrade to Twitter’s Moments feature, originally designed to offer users a curated “best of Twitter” experience, now turns Moments into a source for tweetable playlists. Through an ongoing partnership with music streaming service SoundCloud, Twitter Moments will now allow curators to create and share Moments containing SoundCloud’s audio cards – that is… Read More

  • It’s Go time for SoundCloud: $9.99 tier aims to rival Spotify with millions of premium music tracks

    SoundCloud is often billed as the “YouTube for audio” because of its huge trove of user-generated music and spoken-word tracks, uploaded by some 12 million creators and now listened to by some 175 million monthly users globally. But today the Berlin-based startup is (finally) taking the wraps off a new subscription service that could turn that concept on its head — and put… Read More

  • Revisiting Brian Eno’s ‘The Studio as a Compositional Tool’ Crunch Network

    Revisiting Brian Eno’s ‘The Studio as a Compositional Tool’

    In 1979, Brian Eno gave a lecture at the inaugural New Music America Festival in New York on a very Brian Eno-ish topic. Titled “The Recording Studio as a Compositional Tool,” it is most definitely worth a listen or a read. In the lecture, Eno discusses the ever-evolving relationship music has with technology, beginning with the invention of audio recording. Read More

  • SoundCloud confirms its deal with Sony Music, paving the way for its subscription service’s launch

    SoundCloud confirms its deal with Sony Music, paving the way for its subscription service’s launch

    Streaming music service SoundCloud today announced that it has finalized a deal with Sony Music, confirming reports from earlier this week citing sources who claimed the deal had finally been done. The deal will increase the number of songs listeners can access via SoundCloud and will allow Sony Music Entertainment artists to make money off of their tracks hosted on SoundCloud’s… Read More

  • SoundCloud hires its first revenue chief, NBCU’s Alison Moore

    SoundCloud hires its first revenue chief, NBCU’s Alison Moore

    SoundCloud — the audio streaming startup approaching 200 million users whose catalogue is based around user-generated content — has struggled with mounting losses and label licensing, while it plans new monetizing features. Now, it has hired an exec to tackle those business challenges head on. Today the Berlin-based startup is announcing that Alison Moore has joined… Read More

  • SoundCloud Pulse, A Dedicated App For Music Creators, Arrives On iOS

    SoundCloud Pulse, A Dedicated App For Music Creators, Arrives On iOS

    SoundCloud Pulse, the music streaming service’s dedicated app for artists and creators, is now available on iOS. In an odd move in a market where apps tend to release on iOS first, Pulse first debuted on Android back in November. Like the Android version, the iOS app also aims to make it easier for users to share their sounds and tracks, interact with fans, and track their performance… Read More

  • SoundCloud Gets Its Own Radio Feature With Launch Of “Stations” On iOS And Android

    SoundCloud Gets Its Own Radio Feature With Launch Of “Stations” On iOS And Android

    With opportune timing, given Apple’s decision to put its curated iTunes Radio stations behind a paywall, music streaming service SoundCloud today launched its own take on continuous, lean-back listening with the debut of “Stations.” Similar to other radio services, like Pandora, Stations allow users to listen to an endless stream of music based on a track, search terms… Read More

  • Why SoundCloud Will Be Worth More Than Spotify Crunch Network

    Why SoundCloud Will Be Worth More Than Spotify

    SoundCloud recently announced it struck a long-awaited licensing deal with Universal Music, whose hit roster includes Kanye West, Adele and Taylor Swift. The Universal deal, in addition to SoundCloud’s latest round of funding, is a strong indicator that the Berlin-based music-content platform is a serious competitive threat to Spotify. Read More

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