Musicians, Fans Rush To Download Millions Of Tracks As SoundCloud Shutdown Fears Grow
Musicians and fans rushed to SoundCloud overnight to download music before it’s too late. The rush to protect their SoundCloud favorites comes a week after the music service cut 40% of staff, and on a day when staffers claimed that the company could run out of cash in 50 days, a report that a company spokesperson weakly denied.
Fans of SoundCloud and the musicians that upload and market music there, took to social media yesterday following growing rumors that the music service was quickly running out of cash.
Some expressed their support of the service while other tried to imagine life with SoundCloud. Many went online to encourage their peers to download and backup as much music as possible, as soon as possible, just in case SoundCloud goes under.
— Azeem Khan (@akhan1976) July 14, 2017
I wonder what to do, when #soundcloud goes under. Maybe just go around handing out USB sticks?
— Frekvenssi (@FrekvenssiBeats) July 14, 2017
Soundcloud is shutting down. I’m pic.twitter.com/2jxBvGztHT
— Noah Fence (@noraherself) July 14, 2017
Your fav rappers started on SoundCloud to build their fan base. Y’all laughing at stopping an avenue for aspiring artists? Lol k
— Nezi Momodu (@Nezifah) July 14, 2017
— imagine93 (@kid_imaginate) July 14, 2017
so we going back to this when soundcloud gone? ‘ay you listen to hip hop?’ pic.twitter.com/Gj7k4IzZgt
— eeessstttaaa (@BeatsByESTA) July 14, 2017
— OVO King (@KingMarcus25) July 14, 2017
hey, hey – download all your files from soundcloud. ASAP
— steel tipped dove (@steeltippeddove) July 13, 2017