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Old 08-12-2015, 05:36 PM   #21
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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next? logamp?

I was a paying customer for couple of years on SC. I switched to hearthis.at half a year ago or so, haven't regretted it since. Now I don't have to pay for hosting above 100mins or what it was the last time on SC, my tracks get far more swift attention as some of them are topping the hearthis charts. I know that SC is bigger, I just dislike the pay-to-upload-above-x system, and I also found it was down a tad too often for maintenance in the years I was on there. That's about it.

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Old 08-12-2015, 05:40 PM   #22
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Oh, there are in my experience, less likes and comments to harvest on hearthis. Far less.

That's a bummer if that's your kick.

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Old 08-12-2015, 05:46 PM   #23
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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next? logamp?

topping the charts sounds cool too. one would need a few 100k plays to achieve that on soundcloud, i guess. how does that work on hearthis?

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Old 08-12-2015, 05:53 PM   #24
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topping the charts sounds cool too. one would need a few 100k plays to achieve that on soundcloud, i guess. how does that work on hearthis?
I'm not too sure about the algorithm, but I assume it has something to do with plays and picks or something. Maybe mostly the former.

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Old 08-12-2015, 05:57 PM   #25
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Soundcloud isn't dead, "social" media is. The sooner we stop pretending anything related to promotion of any kind isn't social the better.

To expand further, SC did what no one else was doing at the time. It grew wonderfully because of what it offered. As with any company that becomes the number 1 go to in its field it's going to have haters for any little thing. It's never going to get any better imo, and there's never going to be a site that will be up to the job either, not now the world and his inbred cousin are onboard sc.
it's the most major music sharing site out there and if you're not using it it's missing a great opportunity to connect in the most direct way with music fans.
I know plenty of people who are listeners only and none of them, not one single one of them, are interested in any other service. The simplicity of SC is too easy for them to engage with, and as with any internet user in this day and age, minimal clicks and easiest to use get the vote every time.
So no, sc is far from dead. What's next? Another attempt to usurp what sc does but never quite cuts it is what.
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Wanna make it big with music? Make it big on youtube.

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Old 08-12-2015, 06:17 PM   #27
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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next? logamp?

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Soundcloud isn't dead, "social" media is. The sooner we stop pretending anything related to promotion of any kind isn't social the better.

To expand further, SC did what no one else was doing at the time. It grew wonderfully because of what it offered. As with any company that becomes the number 1 go to in its field it's going to have haters for any little thing. It's never going to get any better imo, and there's never going to be a site that will be up to the job either, not now the world and his inbred cousin are onboard sc.
it's the most major music sharing site out there and if you're not using it it's missing a great opportunity to connect in the most direct way with music fans.
I know plenty of people who are listeners only and none of them, not one single one of them, are interested in any other service. The simplicity of SC is too easy for them to engage with, and as with any internet user in this day and age, minimal clicks and easiest to use get the vote every time.
So no, sc is far from dead. What's next? Another attempt to usurp what sc does but never quite cuts it is what.
It's few amateur artsits who get the attention they deserve on social media imo, it usually takes social skills far beyond any other skill.. Post a picture of your new chocolate cake or a flower tho, and anyone can get a good round o' likes

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Old 08-12-2015, 06:42 PM   #28
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It's few amateur artsits who get the attention they deserve on social media imo, it usually takes social skills far beyond any other skill.. Post a picture of your new chocolate cake or a flower tho, and anyone can get a good round o' likes
Yeah I don't question that at all. New things popping up as the "next sc" or "sc alternative" aren't going to change that though. And to really highlight what you say, when I was using Facebook a pan of soup I made got more interaction than any of my music ever did
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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next? logamp?

i noticed a few peeps sporting a hearthis boner. do they pay for new members? i am ok with that as long as you say it

fuck i am glad i earn my money with scores

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Old 01-01-2016, 11:40 PM   #30
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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next? logamp?

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Soundcloud isn't dead, "social" media is. The sooner we stop pretending anything related to promotion of any kind isn't social the better.

To expand further, SC did what no one else was doing at the time. It grew wonderfully because of what it offered. As with any company that becomes the number 1 go to in its field it's going to have haters for any little thing. It's never going to get any better imo, and there's never going to be a site that will be up to the job either, not now the world and his inbred cousin are onboard sc.
it's the most major music sharing site out there and if you're not using it it's missing a great opportunity to connect in the most direct way with music fans.
I know plenty of people who are listeners only and none of them, not one single one of them, are interested in any other service. The simplicity of SC is too easy for them to engage with, and as with any internet user in this day and age, minimal clicks and easiest to use get the vote every time.
So no, sc is far from dead. What's next? Another attempt to usurp what sc does but never quite cuts it is what.
Sounds about right.
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Old 02-01-2016, 03:37 AM   #31
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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next? logamp?

Do people really use hearthis? I have one, but I ignore it most of the time because I didnt think it got hardly any traffic.

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Old 02-01-2016, 03:43 AM   #32
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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next? logamp?

I just logged in to my hearthis and have twice as many followers now as the last time I was on there....which was a year ago. It's up to a whopping 14 followers.
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:30 AM   #33
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I just logged in to my hearthis and have twice as many followers now as the last time I was on there....which was a year ago. It's up to a whopping 14 followers.
haha in my opinion nothing seems to be competing with soundcloud

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Old 05-01-2016, 12:42 PM   #34
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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next? logamp?

lol man sc has never been bigger. not sure where you are getting this.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:48 AM   #35
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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next? logamp?

When I was saying that SounCloud is almost dead, I was talking about the kind of community spirit I have experimented in the first years on that platform. Two or three years ago, SoundCloud did some changes that completely killed the interactions between SoundCloud users (full comments, group discussions...) and completely killed that community experience for me.

Now it seems that SoundCloud has big financial issues and might die for real

- http://www.news.com.au/sport/live-co...4c0ba07d09bbb9

- http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.co...need-of-a-fix/

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Re: Soundcloud is almost dead, what's next?

"dead" meaning "ownership of current board is in question". i doubt the userbase with all the accumulated data etc will disappear. i guess some other company will wait til they file for bankruptcy and pick sc up on the cheap. lets hope its not a marketing company.

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Old 12-02-2016, 12:11 PM   #37
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"dead" meaning "ownership of current board is in question". i doubt the userbase with all the accumulated data etc will disappear. i guess some other company will wait til they file for bankruptcy and pick sc up on the cheap. lets hope its not a marketing company.
I would love to see a private person buy the whole thing. Like a succesful musician. But I think it may be a bit too big for just one person to buy. Talking bout the 44m loss here.

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Old 12-02-2016, 12:39 PM   #38
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lets hope its not a marketing company.
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Don't Universal Music already own most of it?

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Oh my god you guys! THE SKY IS FALLING!

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"dead" meaning "ownership of current board is in question". i doubt the userbase with all the accumulated data etc will disappear. i guess some other company will wait til they file for bankruptcy and pick sc up on the cheap. lets hope its not a marketing company.
Nah, UMG will just keep giving them beef injections laced with cash and gradually put more chairs on the board and then they'll "acquire" them.

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Don't Universal Music already own most of it?
Pretty much. I still have subscriptions but more and more I'm starting to question the point, especially because I'm not even very active on the site.

I think we'll end up seeing more cunts like Kanye (or whoever is famous or whatever idk) dropping soundcloud into shit and stuff.

Really though, SC's been dead since it became the "new" SC. They took a perfectly healthy website, ate its brains and turned out a zombie imho.

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