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Twitter's investment in SoundCloud is wiped out completely

Twitter has written down most of its $70 million investment in SoundCloud. This is a substantial indication that digital music is a challenging industry to make a profit.

SoundCloud will cut 40 percent of its staff as company struggles

Streaming service SoundCloud has cut about 40 percent of its staff, in a move that will allow the company to better compete with its larger music streaming rivals, Spotify and Apple Music, Bloomberg reports.

Twitter takes stake in music service it passed on last year

San Francisco - San Francisco-based micro-blogging giant Twitter confirmed Tuesday that it had taken a major stake in music streaming service SoundCloud Ltd.

Interview: Benjamin Carlisle talks electronic music, Soundcloud Special

Benjamin Carlisle chatted with Digital Journal about electronic dance music, inspirations, his future plans and Soundcloud.

Review: Nick Tangorra delivers on new 'Boo Hoo' radio single Special

Pop singer Nick Tangorra soars on his latest radio single, the unapologetic and sassy "Boo Hoo," which has gone viral on Soundcloud.

Soundcloud announces subscription service called Soundcloud Go

Soundcloud announced their intentions to compete with Spotify and Apple Music with a paid, ad-free subscription service called Soundcloud Go.

Mat Clayton, one of the creative minds behind Mixcloud Special

Online radio platform, Mixcloud, has recently launched an exclusive app for the latest version of Apple TV. Co-founder, Mat Clayton, filled Digital Journal in on the details.

London duo Oh Wonder attracted big buzz thanks to online smarts Special

Few musicians attracted as intense attention as Oh Wonder, a London duo who were earning rave reviews a year before their first EP was released. How? By teasing fans with posting one song a month for a year on Soundcloud.

SoundCloud implements new 24-hour streaming limitations

As music websites on the Internet look to monetize their products, music streaming website SoundCloud is implementing new streaming limitations to improve its revenue stream.

SoundCloud joins billionaire club, but will it matter?

For all of its recent controversy over its business tactics, giant German music streaming platform SoundCloud seems to have emerged mostly unscathed. Let's take a closer look.

Soundcloud announces $100 million in funding, plans to monetize

Once a haven for independent artists, SoundCloud has recently gone slightly corporate. With the $100 million in funding raised since 2007, the platform will now monetize using advertising, a premier tier and a subscription service.

Op-Ed: Time to press pause on Soundcloud backlash

It's time to press pause on the backlash against Soundcloud and Universal Music Group after the pair have been accused of issuing takedown notices for copyrighted music.

Taking your band digital Special

You’ve spent the last year rehearsing in your garage with your bandmates and perfecting your sound. Now it’s time to get your band out from behind closed doors and into the public’s eye. But how do you go about doing this?

deadmau5 drops Twitter for SoundCloud

Tweeting might be the ultimate vanity vehicle for Justin Bieber and Katy Perry, but not for Joel Zimmerman, who’s dumped his Twitter into the litter.

Op-Ed: Seven things every musician should know about social media

Musicians are known for starving and living paycheck to paycheck. Today, however, the power of the Internet allows them to market their music and turn a profit.
 

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Soundcloud announced they would be cutting 175 jobs  according to a report by Bloomberg.
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