SoundCloud resuscitates home screen with personalized playlists

After laying off 40% of its staff and securing $169 million in emergency funding, SoundCloud’s first product push is a much needed step in the right direction. It’s filling its home page w

To fix SoundCloud, it must become the anti-Spotify

Startups die by suicide, not competition. It wasn't that anyone was stealing SoundCloud's underground rappers, bedroom remixers and garage bands. SoundCloud stumbled because it neglected these hardco

Tencent tried to buy Spotify earlier this year

Spotify has long been linked with going public in the U.S. — it is speculated to be preparing for an IPO-less listing next year — but it has emerged that the company rebuffed the opportuni

Dubset makes Sony the first major label legalized for remixing

Spotify and Apple Music could soon get the legal grey area of music like remixes and DJ sets that today live unofficially on SoundCloud. Sony Music Entertainment today became the first major record la

Crunch Report | Benchmark Sues Travis Kalanick

Benchmark is sueing Travis Kalanick, SoundCloud gets a cash infusion and Facebook buys Fayteq. All this on Crunch Report.

SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside

SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat. CEO Alex Ljung will step aside though remain chairman as former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor replaces him

SoundCloud faces do-or-die vote by investors

SoundCloud will soon collapse if investors don't vote for a rescue funding round tomorrow. The stumbling music streaming community site had to suddenly lay off 40% of its staff last month. Now it's a

Sick of SoundCloud? Anchor offers podcast transfer with free hosting

SoundCloud is on shaky financial footing, saying it only has enough money to last a few more months unless someone buys or invests in it. That’s sure to cause anxiety in content creators with th

SoundCloud says it’s going to survive, but how?

SoundCloud says it’s not going away. I’m glad to hear that because I can’t lose SoundCloud. Ever. Last week, SoundCloud announced layoffs of 173 employees (about half of its staff), as well

SoundCloud sinks as leaks say layoffs buy little time

A tense scene unfolded yesterday as user-generated music streaming service SoundCloud held an all-hands meeting to explain to employees why it suddenly had to lay off 40 percent of its staff last week

After big layoffs SoundCloud founder says its strategy is now to ‘take back control’

SoundCloud co-founder Alex Ljung gave his first major public interview to me today at Tech Open Air Berlin. He batted back claims that SoundCloud is facing tough times, insisting that by cutting headc

Crunch Report | QVC Acquires HSN for $2.1 Billion

QVC acquires HSN for 2.1 billion, RED is working on a smartphone, SoundCloud loses its San Francisco and London offices and Microsoft is laying off thousands of people. All this on Crunch Report.

SoundCloud, the ‘YouTube for audio’, cuts 173 jobs, closes San Francisco, London offices

Some rough news today for SoundCloud, the audio streaming site whose content is largely based around uploads from its 175 million users in 190 countries. The company has announced that it is laying of

SoundCloud’s ‘The Upload’ uses machine learning to help you find new tracks

SoundCloud made a name for itself among the landscape of music streaming services as the one where creators themselves uploaded music and other sound recordings — picking up the moniker &#8220

Report: Free trials push Apple Music ahead of Pandora and Spotify on mobile usage

Spotify may be the reigning leader when it comes to the largest number of paid subscribers for a streaming music service, but it’s Apple that comes out on top when their respective audiences tr

Yep, more later-stage companies are taking on venture debt

Venture debt has been much in the news lately. Are desperate times beginning to call for desperate measures? That might be an overstatement. At the same time, the venture debt firm Western Technology

Soundcloud confirms new $70M credit line, still closin $100M round

Soundcloud — the popular, but unprofitable platform that lets creators post and share music and other audio files — may have been unsuccessful (so far) in closing a new $100 million round

SoundCloud revamps its subscription service with cheaper $4.99 option

SoundCloud has rebooted its paid membership plan with a new budget option less than a year after it launched. The Berlin-based company today revealed a cheaper tier of $4.99 per month, down from

Dubset raises $4M to legalize remixes for Spotify and Apple Music

Record labels refuse to allow streaming of remixes and hour-long DJ sets unless copyright owners get paid for every little sample. Dubset just raised $4 million to handle that legal mess so Spotify an

SoundCloud amps up advertising with programmatic buying in the US

On the heels of hiring a new CTO from Yahoo and trying to position itself either as a stronger acquisition target or standalone entity, SoundCloud is getting a lot deeper into the business of advertis
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