SoundCloud_logo (1)Stephen Bryan, SoundCloud’s chief content officer is leaving the music streamer. Bryan joined SoundCloud in 2014 from Warner Music and was responsible for getting the licensing deals to move Soundcloud from a just a user-generated content site to launching their full fledged music streamer SoundCloud Go. 

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“Stephen (Boyd)’s ability to negotiate favorable deals for SoundCloud with key industry players was instrumental in getting us to where we are today, and we wish him the best,” said Alex Ljung, co-founder and CEO of SoundCloud in a statement. “Under Stephen’s leadership, our world-class content, strategy, and creator products teams established pivotal industry partnerships that prepared us for our next phase of growth.”

SoundCloud is struggling to find its financial footing; and for most record labels CCO Stephen Bryan was a reassuring presence. With his exit, that level of comfort is gone.