The company’s CTO says that the new service for accessing its music will launch later in the year.
SoundCloud has confirmed rumours of a forthcoming subscription service.
The streaming platform’s plan for monetization has been the subject of industry-wide speculation for months, particularly after Sony started pulling its tracks from SoundCloud. A leaked contract last month hinted at a new tiered listening system, and now SoundCloud chief technology officer Eric Wahlforss has confirmed plans to launch a paid subscription service later on in 2015, according to Tech Times. Details are scarce, but the first tier would allow listeners to explore SoundCloud ad-free and download a limited number of files, while the second tier would provide unfettered access to the entire catalogue.
If this means that we can all carry on using Soundcloud like we currently do, but they are adding further levels of paid subscription to download content, then there’s no problem imo. If not, then in the same way Soundcloud took over from MySpace, something else will take over from Soundcloud.
Might cull the amount of shite though if DJ Cuntface can’t offer unlimited downloads on his unmastered spunkstep tune.
People will have to be more selective in what they download assuming they don’t want to pay for it, meaning the cream will rise to the top and hopefully the recalcitrant masses will have a long hard think about their life choices and fuck off.
…and this is the death of soundcloud. They have been slowly moving in this direction with the start of their copyright smack down campaign. They needed to purge the content before any money started getting involved. Its ok though…soundcloud was never really good at helping people find your music. Something better will def come along. Youtube works pretty well actually…I think youtube and reddit is killing this forum to be honest…
Everyone online is acting like SC is doing this just because they want ruin your scene. You guys know they are doing this so that universal drops a massive lawsuit against them “because commercial labels cant monetize their songs on dj mixes” etc.
dollars sign on every f’ing thing. fascist socio economic ploys, legal abstractions, limited liability working-class exploitation and domination systems. time for Karma, the Sufferahs Choice then an early rise to go rent myself out to one of these fascist enterprises
So would a lot of people, in fact I’d go as far as to say that no ‘successful’ modern economy operates such that the “working class” does not constitute less than 50% of their workforce. Additionally, I’m not even sure that their ethnicity or national documentation need consideration in order for one to identify them as such.