Sony recently started pulling their artists’ music off of SoundCloud, even though artists like Madeon disagreed with the decision.
Now SoundCloud is now making changes that should make the service a little more attractive to labels and a little less attractive to developers.
SoundCloud has announced that starting in July, outside applications will be limited to 15,000 play requests per day. This means popular music apps can no longer depend on SoundCloud for their catalog.
In a few months, SoundCloud will have an application for developers that want access to more than 15,000 play requests.
Services like 8tracks saw the writing on the wall and recently secured direct licensing deals.
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