Fresh from inking deals with Tidal and Deezer to explore new ‘artist-centric’ streaming payout models, UMG is in talks with SoundCloud.
Our Spring/Summer 2023 quarterly report takes a comprehensive look at the world’s music streaming platforms – and gives you an analytical snapshot of the market. Last year we noted that DSPs were “strenuously seeking differentiation”, and in 2023, this is certainly the case: the last 12 months have seen innovation and change across most platforms. […]
SoundCloud’s latest product announcement may sound minor – it’s finally expanding its direct messaging feature to its iPhone app.
SoundCloud is hoping to be a profitable business in 2023, but that’s going to involve further reducing its headcount.
SoundCloud has unveiled ‘Fans’, a new product that helps artists message their most engaged fans, and understand who they are.
Indie licensing agency Merlin has announced a global licensing deal that lets Merlin members and their artists participate in FPR on SoundCloud.
It’s not so long since SoundCloud’s CEO stepped down to be replaced by its president. Now it’s happening again.
SoundCloud is testing its own new feed, called ‘Discover’, enabling listeners to swipe through 30-second preview clips.
Remuneration is THE hot topic in the music industry of 2023, in terms of the models used by streaming services for their payouts.
To say that being a startup founder is “a learning experience” is a kind way of saying that it is fraught with endless challenges
SoundCloud doesn’t describe them as listeners, we should note.
Traditional music industry boundaries continue to blur, particularly around artist development.