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88

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:51:40 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
Report: SoundCloud Only Has Enough Funding For The Next 50 Days

Following massive lay-offs, TechCrunch reports that the company “independent future” is at risk.


http://www.thefader.com/2017/07/13/soundcloud-only-funded-for-another-50-days-lay-offs-techcruch-report?utm_source=f&utm_medium=fb&utm_campaign=share



On July 6, SoundCloud co-founder Alex Ljun issued a statement, announcing that 173 employees, amounting to 40 percent of the staff, had been laid-off from the Berlin-based company. “By reducing our costs and continuing our revenue growth, we’re on our path to profitability and in control of SoundCloud’s independent future,” Ljung wrote in the statement.

According to a recent TechCrunch report, Ljung's hopeful tone masked a more chaotic scene inside the company, as SoundCloud sources detailed a company-wide meeting that took place on Tuesday. During the video conference, founders Alex Ljung and Eric Wahlforss reportedly told the remaining staff that the company only had enough funding to make it to “until Q4” — or for another 50 days.

In response to the leaked information, representatives for SoundCloud told TechCrunch that the company is "fully funded into Q4,” even while it courts offers from potential investors.

One employee, Vojta Stavik, who was scheduled to begin at SoundCloud on July 17, was informed that his job was cancelled on July 7. Stavik is now considering legal action against SoundCloud because his signed contract included four weeks notice of dismissal, according to TechCrunch.

After signing licensing deals with major labels in March, SoundCloud launched its own paid service, SoundCloud GO, but the company has neglected to released subscriber figures. In the past year, multiple companies including Spotify, Twitter, and, most recently, Google, have been rumored as potential buyers.

A representative for SoundCloud was not immediately available for comment.

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no mask

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:00:42 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for no mask
Im not big on soundclouds layout, interface etc. could be a lot more intuitive and user friendly.

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Loewi

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:29:46 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
As long as it's not Bandcamp, I'm good

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tippi dink

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:30:38 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink
terrible news. even if you don't use soundcloud, it'll still suck if it goes down since there's been so many artists who have been discovered and gotten popular because of it. if soundcloud disappears i have no idea where these artists will go. y'all know i love bandcamp but even i'll admit that soundcloud is more user friendly and easier to use. there's been so many times that i'll be listening to a track on there from an artist i like, and then immediately after it finishes a song from a different artist that i've never heard of will start playing and 9 times out of 10 it's dope. i've found way more new artists i like that way than i ever have through pandora, spotify radio, etc. accidents like that don't really happen on a site like bandcamp.

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iCONtheMicKing (Admin) UGHH Artist

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:59:08 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for iCONtheMicKing
I heard that too. So I figured I'd just build y'all a new one on UGHH.

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eseph84

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:09:59 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
thats wassup ike!

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88

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:10:58 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
icon, if you could make it so we could embed the tracks from your new streaming service on these forums...

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Loewi

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 2:33:09 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
Icon >>> *

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Lit Jagger

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:39:03 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lit Jagger
Uhhh band camp is worse than soundcloud, band camp is for hipster rock vs sound cloud which is for rap. But I could care less. YouTube will forever be king 😙;😥;😥;

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88

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 3:54:38 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
karim is such an incompetent wigger. jesus christ.

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eseph84

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 4:06:15 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
lol, hmmmm, where can i post my latest lit jagger diss songs if sc is no more?

we-terd nation here i come...

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dr.proF

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 4:19:13 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dr.proF   Click Here to Email dr.proF
Definitely sucks...so many bootleg remixes and unofficial songs/mixes from unknown producers and rappers. I hate their mobile app but otherwise they'll be missed

An ughh player though??? That has potential

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:57:45 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
i like bandcamp better

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Loewi

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:10:38 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Loewi
LOL you uploaded The Outlook on Bandcamp Observe

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:15:03 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
and tippi, u dont think bandcamp is more user friendly. its dumbed down for old people like me. i dont need things poppin up distracting me.

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Lpac

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:39:33 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Lpac
Co-sign Gino on bandcamp

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:40:31 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
i stream thru bandcamp prolly 2-3 times a week and i hate wen shit just gets released on soundcloud.

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:55:53 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
Soundcloud is great for loosies. When it comes to albums id much rather stream it on Bandcamp.

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:58:13 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
i cant just play one song unless its a playlist i made. singles thread goes up and over my head.

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Ideal for podcasting

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posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:05:42 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Ideal for podcasting
Fuck soundcloud and their horrible website.

Nothing worse than trying to check an album out on my phone, you know, the only way I peep music these days, and bam! The song changes to some random shitdick trap song...

Die soundcloud. And for the final time, I do not want your god damn app.

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dr.proF

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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 10:50:54 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for dr.proF   Click Here to Email dr.proF
Damn, shits going down for sure. Mad artists on facebook posting youtube links and switching it all over. Sucks

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UGOG1

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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 12:08:58 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for UGOG1
this why u cant trust these sites with ur music and they got ur fans too - fuct

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88

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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 12:26:24 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
this why u cant trust these sites with ur music and they got ur fans too - fuct

lol, uh... no.

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dr.proF

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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 12:38:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dr.proF   Click Here to Email dr.proF
Yeah man i've really only been thinking of this from a fan's perspective..and i stay up on my digital library so its not a loss...but for artists? I imagine some of them are losing at least a half of their network for being heard.
Its definitely gonna hit hip hop the hardest.

Us fans never had to pay a dime. I hope they make it something like Twitch where you kick the artist 5$ for a montly subscription, maybe you can only hear snippets otherwise. That pales in comparison to what it is now, but it's better than nothing and the free ride has apparently ended.

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88

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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 12:47:59 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for 88
just think about our singles thread series, for example. something like 90% of the tracks posted in there are from soundcloud. that's what most artists are currently using to showcase their music and gain hype for their major projects. and it might be shutting down? think of the impact.

however, i doubt it will shut down. even a service as small as ughh.com got saved at the last minute by invested buyers. soundcloud will be saved, i think. google and spotify both want it. or so i've read. even chance the rapper's throwing his hat in the ring.

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dr.proF

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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 12:52:21 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dr.proF   Click Here to Email dr.proF
Yeah i fuck with chance for that. That's consistent with what I know about his stance on free music. More artists need to step up right now

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Norman Stansfield

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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 1:06:12 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Norman Stansfield
I know at least a couple of MC's that check Soundcloud for anything from something to casually write to, all the way to choosing beats to purchase.
Up & coming producers will take a hit because of this as well.

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anti-stunna

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posted Friday, July 14, 2017 11:14:21 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for anti-stunna
This is fukking bulllshiit, my favorite UK radio station just got taken down! All the sets from the last 5 years wtf wow.

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Clockworx (Admin)

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posted Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:53:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Clockworx
Soundcloud Tweeted out that they aren't going anywhere and rumors floating around that Chance was behind saving it.

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iconthemicking (Admin) UGHH Artist

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posted Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:05:23 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for iconthemicking
Try out UGHHSound tho.

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