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Features

Inside the World's First Ambient Album for Kitties

'Music for Cats' is based on the theory that animals resonate most with rhythms from the womb.
Zoe Camp
10.28.16
streaming

SoundCloud Joins Streaming Arms Race with New Subscription Service

The streaming platform offers offline syncing and access to the major's catalogs with SoundCloud Go.
Anna Codrea-Rado
3.29.16
Soundcloud

SoundCloud and Sony Deal Reportedly Struck

A deal between the streaming service and the major label may allow Soundcloud to implement a much-needed subscription service.
Michael Scott Barron
3.17.16
streaming

SoundCloud's Latest Financial Report Reveals "Material Uncertainties"

It remains to be seen if the Universal partnership and $77m in investment will be enough to keep the streaming service in business.
Anna Codrea-Rado
2.10.16
Words

YouTube Joins the Music Subscription Game – This is What it Means for Listeners

The golden age of free, online music consumption is coming to a close.
Jemayel Khawaja
11.13.14
Words

With Rapid Growth, SoundCloud is Losing More Money Than Ever

A week after reports of stalled negotiations with major labels, SoundCloud's filings reveal a growing financial gap between its revenues and losses.
VICE Thump
10.13.14
Words

SoundCloud vs. the World in a War For Your Ears (and Wallets)

Will the mp3 site’s search for legitimacy and attempts to monetize them cost them the most important thing of all?
Jemayel Khawaja
9.19.14
Words

'Now That's What I Call EDM' is a Thing That Exists

Unfortunately, Deadmau5 wishes that it didn't.
Elissa Stolman
5.6.14
Stuff

'Wee Sing,' a 1980s and 1990s Direct-to-Video Children's Musical Series, Has an Adult Following Online

I researched the show's history, from Portland to Hollywood to YouTube, to find out why.
EJ Dickson
4.13.14
tech

What the Czech Play That Coined the Term 'Robot' Tells Us About Today's Robonomics

Playwright Karel Capek was going to call the artificial workers "Labori," but his brother suggested “robots,” instead. It’s not surprising then, that the robots in 'Rossum's Universal Robots' feel like a pretty thinly-veiled metaphor.
Ben Richmond
1.23.13