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Soundcloud Saved By Chance The Rapper

by Neil Bui

After reports that Soundcloud only had enough funding to get through the fourth quarter of 2017, Chance The Rapper has successfully helped in saving Soundcloud.

The award-winning artist tweeted about his conversation with Alex Ljung, Soundcloud co-founder and CEO, and stated the music streaming platform is “here to stay.”

Here’s what Alex Ljung had to say in a public statement for the company:

Hey everyone,

There’s an insane amount of noise about SoundCloud in the world right now. And it’s just that, noise. The music you love on SoundCloud isn’t going away, the music you shared or uploaded isn’t going away because SoundCloud is not going away. Not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future. Your music is safe.

Along with each of you, we’ve built this incredible creative community of artists, podcasters, DJs, producers and more who are the driving force in pushing culture forward in the world. That’s not going to change. Last week we had to make some tough decisions to let go of some of our staff, but we did this to ensure SoundCloud remains a strong, independent company.

Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. Some of you have asked how you can help–spread the word that we’re not going anywhere and keep doing what you’re doing–creating, listening, uploading, sharing, liking, and discovering what’s new, now and next in music. SoundCloud is here to stay.


The related tweets by Chance are available below:

Thank you, Lil Chano from 79th, you are too good to us all on the Internet. If you are an active Soundcloud user, show some appreciation and listen to any of Chance The Rapper’s 75 tracks available on Soundcloud, conveniently and easily accessible below.

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