RECENT SOUNDCLOUD NEWS !
Below is some recent information to put your mind at rest and assure artists that SoundCloud is very much still alive and is not going anywhere anytime soon ! This network has overcome so many trials and has shown that it will be staying around. This is one reason why artists are now making that choice to buy SoundCloud followers, likes, comments and plays to get ahead of other artists that choose to bounce over to YouTube and other video, music platforms.
I’m happy to announce that together with investors The Raine Group and Temasek we’ve just wrapped up the largest financing round in the history of SoundCloud. This financing means SoundCloud remains strong & independent. As I said, SoundCloud is here to stay.
THE LAST FEW WEEKS
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been moved by the outpouring of commentary around SoundCloud’s unique & crucial role in driving what global culture is today (and what it will become tomorrow). You’ve told me how, without SoundCloud, there would be a giant gaping void in today’s world of music. We can’t have that, and I’m happy to once again say that won’t be happening.
I’m excited to also announce that this new partnership also brings talent to our SoundCloud family. From prior Vimeo-fame (a platform we love!) comes Kerry Trainor and Mike Weissman, two awesome leaders who will be joining SoundCloud as CEO and COO, respectively.
Wait, CEO? Am I leaving? No, absolutely not. After a decade of balancing the roles of Founder, CEO and Chairman I’m excited to hand the CEO reins over to Kerry to allow me to fully focus on the role of the Chairman and the long-term. This, I know, sets us up as an even greater team for the decade(s) to come.
IT WAS JUST AN IDEA
10 years ago SoundCloud was just an idea Eric and I bounced around. Today it’s a platform essential to the shaping of songs, artists, genres and global culture. Artists then chose to go and buy YouTube views as they thought this network was on its way out, I can’t fathom how we’ve been so lucky as to create what we have with SoundCloud But what’s even better is this: we’re all just getting started. The first 10 years are done, and now we’re onto decade II. SoundCloud, just like music, will continue to evolve, but importantly, both will always be a key part of life. Leave a comment on our Facebook page and let us know what you think about all of this.