Music World, You Can Stop Panicking: SoundCloud Isn’t Going Anywhere

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soundcloudThe past few days have been filled with spinning rumors about the current state of, and fate of, one of the most prominent music streaming services in the music industry today: SoundCloud. 

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:

Then, in a statement released on the SoundCloud blog today, aptly titled “SoundCloud is here to stay.”, Founder and CEO Alex Ljung wrote:

Hey everyone,

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.

Peace,
Alex

So don’t fret, friends and music lovers. Your music isn’t going anywhere. Not right now, at least.

Editor In Chief. San Francisco. Haus, techno and music festivals. torie@edmtunes.com

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