Soundrop Is Shutting Down…

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Soundrop will be shutting down on December 31st of this year.

This is a direct result of Spotify’s decision to kill the App Finder and remove all apps in their next desktop release. Soundrop also has Deezer integration, but losing the ability to integrate with Spotify is too big of a loss.

Soundrop plans on putting some of the technology they built to use. They say they have plans for the playlists they’ve created, but nothing specific has been shared yet.

Soundrop originally launched in 2011. It filled a social-listening void created by the shutdown of Turntable.fm.

The people behind Soundrop will now focus on Show.co, their marketing tool for musicians and labels.

 

Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

7 Responses

  1. john

    that really sucks, i hope spotify is working on something similar to integrate directly. the ability to chat with people in the room was also cool. i’ll miss this, definitely discovered some cool music via soundrop.

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    • Me

      It was definitely cool, although not really practical unless you had a paid subscription, as the ads would play over the songs.

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  2. Willis

    Another example of million in funding, that should have gone to more legit efforts, just pissed away. And so the cycle continues.

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  3. Paul Resnikoff
    Paul Resnikoff

    Really tough when your entire business model can be destroyed by one executive decision. But, perhaps Soundrop didn’t have the chance to grow with the broader streaming ecosystem.

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    • Anonymous

      I wonder. The Soundrop.fm site claims they work with Deezer too. Or maybe it was coming soon…

      Reply

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