Many people have begun to fret that they would lose the music they’ve uploaded to share with the world or tracks that they’ve saved from some of their favorite artists. There have been op-eds and articles on said rumors, with conversations running in circles about what will happen if the platform is truly at its end.
But don’t worry.
We first had a hunch that all of the rumors would be dispelled when Chance The Rapper tweeted this out earlier today:
Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud is here to stay.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) July 14, 2017
Then, in a statement released on the SoundCloud blog today, aptly titled “SoundCloud is here to stay.”, Founder and CEO Alex Ljung wrote:
There’s an insane amount of noise about SoundCloud in the world right now. And it’s just that, noise. The music you love on SoundCloud isn’t going away, the music you shared or uploaded isn’t going away, because SoundCloud is not going away. Not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future. Your music is safe.
Along with each of you, we’ve built this incredible creative community of artists, podcasters, DJs, producers and more who are the driving force in pushing culture forward in the world. That’s not going to change. Last week we had to make some tough decisions to let go of some of our staff, but we did this to ensure SoundCloud remains a strong, independent company.
Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. Some of you have asked how you can help–spread the word that we’re not going anywhere and keep doing what you’re doing–creating, listening, uploading, sharing, liking, and discovering what’s new, now and next in music. SoundCloud is here to stay.
So don’t fret, friends and music lovers. Your music isn’t going anywhere. Not right now, at least.