Happy Fifth Birthday, SoundCloud…

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SoundCloud, the self-described “world’s leading audio platform”, has now been around five years. To mark the occasion, they’ve also released some interesting statistics:

  • 12 hours of audio are now posted every minute.
  • 90 percent of tracks receive plays.
  • Over 50 percent of tracks are played within the first hour of uploading.

To further celebrate the occasion, SoundCloud rounded up five of its top creators.  Each has shared ways in which the service has impacted them, including being discovered by Snoop Lion and Deadmau5.

 

3 Responses

  1. Chris

    And lets just wait until all the labels realise they are streaming their content without a license…

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  2. Soundcloud: partage, simplicité, découverte, collaboration | MusicMug

    […] C’est un excellent outil de promotion, autant pour les artistes que pour les labels. Depuis Novembre 2013, la plateforme compte 250 millions d’utilisateurs. 12 heures de contenus audio sont postés toute les minutes. 90 % de la totalité des chansons sont lues, et 50% d’entre elles sont écoutées dans l’heure qui précède l’upload (chiffres Digital Music News). […]

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