Soundcloud Founder Alex Ljung Issues Statement Amidst Controversy

SoundCloud has been the word on everyone’s
lips the past 48 hours, and for fair reason. A TechCrunch
article spelling the death of the platform in 50 days’ time
sent the internet into a spiral; however, efforts from Chance
The Rapper and SoundCloud’s internal team seem to have delayed
whatever apparent downfall the platform was facing.

After Chance announced this morning that SoundCloud was here to stay, SoundCloud
founder Alex Ljung posted a public statement on the site blog.

Read SoundCloud’s statement below:

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

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.


Soundcloud Founder Alex Ljung Issues Statement Amidst Controversy