It may or may not come off as a surprise that SoundCloud has not been doing well for the past few months. The music streaming surface does have a loyal following of users, but not nearly as many as Apple Music or Spotify. Well, just because that is the case does not mean we are ready to give SoundCloud up.
Our favorite guy, Chance The Rapper, has stepped in and made sure the music application is not going anywhere. Chance, after hearing SoundCloud only had enough money left to last until the end of 2017, had a conversation with the founder and CEO of Soundcloud, Alex Ljung, that consisted of ensuring the survival of the streaming platform.
On July 13, Chance tweeted, “I’m working on the SoundCloud thing.” In a follow up tweet on July 14, Chance tweeted, “Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud is here to stay.”
Before Chance went all heroic on us, SoundCloud was really going downhill. They had laid off 40 percent of their staff and had sent artists into a panic. Many of the artists you know today started their careers on SoundCloud and the loss of the streaming app would cause a dent in many musician’s careers.
We are not exactly sure the details behind all of this, but SoundCloud did tweet, “*airhorn* Spread the word: your music isn’t going anywhere. Neither are we.” letting us know where they stand.