SoundCloud’s Uncertainty

Berlin-based streaming service SoundCloud has enabled its users to upload, record, promote, and share their original content online since it was founded by Alexander Ljung…

The Case For SoundCloud

SoundCloud’s mission has been to offer a free-to-register music platform with little or no advertising. It has gained a reputation since its foundation in 2007…

Shortchanging Covers

On February 5, 2015, the US Copyright Office released a comprehensive set of recommendations on how to revise copyright law called “Copyright and the Music…

A&R in a Digital Age

A&R executives are being forced to change their game. This is in part because streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube are fragmenting the music…

Reporting on SoundCloud

In the years since the rise and subsequent fall of Napster, the distribution of recorded music has, for better or worse, become primarily about maximizing…

A Note on SoundCloud

SoundCloud is one of the leading sources of audio sharing on the net, with 250 million active monthly users up from just ten million two…

Licensing Beyond Borders

Technology has a tremendous effect on the music industry. The proliferation of digital content, social media platforms, and brand-new metrics of artist success have revolutionized…