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2017/07/15 17:26:24 (permalink)

Worried about Soundcloud closing?

I know this was covered in the MTTBY thread, but that had moved on, and I suspect that won't be the last time in the near future it's being talked about 
 
I don't actually think it will just shut down, but I'm not taking any chances, so have just downloaded almost 8gb of my mixes off it using this downloader tool:
 
https://downloader.soundcloud.ruud.ninja/
 
 
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/15 17:29:17 (permalink)
Ya mum
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/15 17:31:05 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby DrKevorkian 2017/07/15 20:17:45
NaziWarlord
Ya mum



Don't think so, my mum's more of a Mixcloud gal, so isn't too fussed if it closes.
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/15 18:55:48 (permalink)
I think Chance The Rapper has bought it...


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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 08:36:48 (permalink)
Majik
I think Chance The Rapper has bought it...


Sounds promising. Would hopefully end up being maintained in a good way if he's bought it as it helped make his career originally.
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 08:36:46 (permalink)
Double postz
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 09:28:27 (permalink)
Just been doing some reading up on this. Looks like the San Francisco / London offices are to close with the loss of 173 people, keeping New York and Berlin offices open only - for now. 
 
It appears they lost $50m last year, and are still having trouble 'monetising their 175m user base'.
 
They grew by being the indie musicians/DJ's friend, allowing unofficial remixes, DJ mixes and other things that Apple/Spotify didn't do - but in doing so they could never work out a way of making the same kind of money that those companies did, and costs have increased as the user base has grown.
 
That whole Sony Music purge/deletion/removing artists thing a couple of years ago left a sour taste in many people's mouths - mine included, I was paying £9 per month for years only to have all my tunes/mixes/account deleted inside a week. I think many users saw SC differently after that.
 
They announced a statement saying they are afloat until Q4, September this year, it's not clear what's happening after that.
 
Without a large backer, like Youtube/Google, I can't see how they can carry on. Can anyone really see Chance chucking $50m at the company just to keep it on life support for another few months, only to die after that?
 
In the meantime there are others out there doing the same thing, but in a fractured way - no-one will be able to come close to the 175m user base that SC had - it's just sad for the indie scene, all the amateurs and semi-pros out there.
 
 
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 10:12:32 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby PapaJaro 2017/07/17 21:18:46
Nice one ascension. Really need a proper back up of my billions of mixes on there.
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 10:42:21 (permalink)
I just want something like Mixcloud, but with a download option, a better user interface, no mixes taken down, and 320kbps streaming.
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 14:27:32 (permalink)
Www.hearthis.at

no
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 17:27:46 (permalink)
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Www.hearthis.at

I use these guys, do the same thing as SC broadly speaking. No mixes taken down yet.
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 18:31:13 (permalink)
Apparently the Rinse account got deleted a day or so ago; reason cited was 'copyright infringement'. Fuck knows wha'gwaan for that site if this is the fuckery they're keepin' up nowadays. 😕
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 18:50:51 (permalink)
Stamina MC
Apparently the Rinse account got deleted a day or so ago; reason cited was 'copyright infringement'. Fuck knows wha'gwaan for that site if this is the fuckery they're keepin' up nowadays. 😕




I bet that pissed off a few people, they had a great collection of mixes.
 
Some info kicking about here
 
http://www.factmag.com/20...sure-thats-just-noise/
post edited by Jamie S23 - 2017/07/16 18:52:04
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/16 21:25:11 (permalink)
Stamina MC
Apparently the Rinse account got deleted a day or so ago; reason cited was 'copyright infringement'. Fuck knows wha'gwaan for that site if this is the fuckery they're keepin' up nowadays. 😕


Well that's a bit of a cunt....their shows pretty much get me through my week at work
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 09:05:46 (permalink)
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Apparently the Rinse account got deleted a day or so ago; reason cited was 'copyright infringement'. Fuck knows wha'gwaan for that site if this is the fuckery they're keepin' up nowadays. 😕



Fucking pricks! They really have no clue this Soundcloud bunch do they.
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 12:00:32 (permalink)
Rinse still has all the shows on their main site.  SC was well convenient though.
 
MixCloud is laggy and shit as fuck.  Will be annoyed if SC really does go down.  Surely someone can step in a buy it for tree fiddy and sort it out...
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 12:00:43 (permalink)
Been on it from the early days, it's a victim of it's own success.  I guess it attracted investors, then they want profits so they start with subscriptions...then record companies want their slice and they have to start enforcing copyright infringements.
 
Also felt the mobile app got worse with every update, used to love the large cache so you could continue to listen to stuff on the tube.  But they took this away a few years back so I used it much less.
 
They tried to go all Spotify though the content and the audience is wrong for that business model imo
 
 
 
 
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 13:18:51 (permalink)
Just downloaded 66 mixes of mine from soundcloud. I would have been fucking furious if I lost them. I had maybe half of them backed up anyway, but it's not remembering what i had lost which is what wouldve killed me.
post edited by Law - 2017/07/17 13:26:43
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 13:20:13 (permalink)
I haven't enjoyed using it for years and I will not be sad if it disappears. 
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 13:42:08 (permalink)
6,000 odd followers, be a shame if my account vanished. Mainly because I never want to convert all those tapes again as I don't have them backed up!
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 13:52:31 (permalink)
There's no need to worry as Mixcloud continues to prosper
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 13:56:50 (permalink)
I really dislike Mixcloud
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 14:00:34 (permalink)
For all Soundcloud's faults, there's really nothing else like it out there (that I know of, at least) and I do love it. As a paying member, I'd be fully gutted if they closed down.


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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 14:07:37 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Walter Sobchak 2017/07/17 14:11:20
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For all Soundcloud's faults, there's really nothing else like it out there (that I know of, at least) and I do love it. As a paying member, I'd be fully gutted if they closed down.

 
I'm not sure why so many people are utterly revelling in it's possible closure tbh. Yeah it could be so much better, but it's still miles better than anything else. Wanting it to shut down is bullshit, lots of your favourite labels and artists rely on it.
 
Let's be honest, mixcloud is shit. Interface is even worse, cant download, cant see tracklistings anymore, audio fails to play all the time. Hearthis will just go the same way as soundcloud as it gets more popular and majors take notice. Just need Soundcloud to get it fucking right.
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 14:14:27 (permalink)
Mixcloud is a bit shit but you can download with offliberty and see tracklistings with mobile and this chrome addon.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mixcloud-tracklist/lkoingeajallinlnijfpmmddoeoficef?hl=en-GB
 
 
I had some weird mixcloud bug on my phone recently where parts of the track seemed muted. I assumed it was a copyright thing (like on youtube) but it worked on the pc. Clearing the cache seemed to sort it out. 
post edited by dotarr - 2017/07/17 14:15:52
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 14:16:31 (permalink)
I'm not revelling in its demise, just to be clear.
 
I would love it if Mixcloud showed track listings, and had an download option, but then it'd be just like Soundcloud wouldn't it?
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 14:37:21 (permalink)
The thing with Mixcloud is that it's for mixes and not individual tracks. Plus, as has been mentioned, it's a bit shit to navigate, doesn't work properly etc.


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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 14:51:20 (permalink)
TBF soundcloud seemed to work less properly with every update as well.
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 19:29:23 (permalink)
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Mixcloud is a bit shit but you can download with offliberty and see tracklistings with mobile and this chrome addon.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mixcloud-tracklist/lkoingeajallinlnijfpmmddoeoficef?hl=en-GB
 
 
I had some weird mixcloud bug on my phone recently where parts of the track seemed muted. I assumed it was a copyright thing (like on youtube) but it worked on the pc. Clearing the cache seemed to sort it out. 


That's downloading the shitty 128kbps stream though, which practically repulses me in download form.
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Re: Worried about Soundcloud closing? 2017/07/17 19:53:27 (permalink)
Yeah, it's not looking good. I've got everything backed up already so i'm not worried about it really, but I'd be sad to see it go. It's a nice platform.
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