Soundcloud to roll out advertising :(
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    Default Soundcloud to roll out advertising :(

    I got an email from Soundcloud stating that they will be rolling out advertising so I cancelled my pro subscription. I really don't want ads to interrupt where my listeners listen to music. This is why I have been paying for the service and now I'm feeling frustrated that the platform is changing from the model that made it popular because I was depending on it!

    Get bent Soundcloud.


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    That seems a little harsh. As i understand it, i is only the creator accounts that will display the ads.
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    I also got the email but couldn't quite work out what they were getting at.

    I'm assuming it's a bit like YouTube when i play a video and it plays an advertisement video first?

    SoundCloud is getting worse unfortunately

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    Sound cloud has fell off, big time.

    Pretty sure I'll be moving to hearthis.at
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    It's gone down the pan big time.

    First they get rid of classic, make the website a load of bollocks.

    Destroy the phone app (Even though it was crap before)

    Don't have a website that displays on your phone browser, meaning the only time I can do anything is when Im at home on the mac.

    And now adds.

    Load of horse sh*t!
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    I see a positive in this.

    My hope would be that by enabling labels to monetize and run ads, that'll make it less likely that mixes will be pulled. I'd rather have a mix with pre-roll ads or something, rather than no mix at all.

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    I've been feeling the frustration with SC for some time, but am going to hold fire on cancelling anything and see how this pans out first.

    It's not completely clear how the ads will work yet, but I get the impression it's only for the invited Premier accounts, so if I wanted to listen to music from a major label or artist, then I'd hear an advert; but if I'm listening to indie artists or bedroom producers, then they'd be ad free. I guess we'll find out.

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    Somebody else mentioned on another thread, Kim Dotcom's new site Baboom might blow everything out of the water.

    FYI you can register interest for early access invitations on the site now... that's pretty new because I don't think you could a few days ago.

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    Not sure how this ad thing will work, but I if have to hear ads prior to every track I hear on SC I'll be very upset. I follow over 1000 artists, which a feed that takes hours each week to listen to. Adding more time to that with ads would be disappointing and discouraging.

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    This is off-topic, but I always wished there was a way to follow all my SC artists on other sites (Beatport/Traxsource/Mixcloud) with just one click; some kind of program to bridge them all together.

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