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Is it just me or is soundcloud dead?

Post by dalvare1 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:57 pm

I feel like the vast majority of activity is just bought and paid for spam comments and likes

even well known artists, their tracks are full of fake comments and likes from bots that you can buy, its easy to tell a real profile from a fake one

I was going to renew my pro subscription but I feel like its just a waste of money, I feel like no one really participates much anymore

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Re: Is it just me or is soundcloud dead?

Post by smalltock » Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:59 pm

Let's hope so :^)

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Re: Is it just me or is soundcloud dead?

Post by Ray_Bwoan » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:48 pm

I'm on you with this. But there is still many people doing what they did big consuming intelligently the good music online.
With the venue of a shitload of new artist and people the amount of shit is now too damn high :D
Still mixcloud is free and paying 100$ for soundcloud lel..

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Re: Is it just me or is soundcloud dead?

Post by _ronzlo_ » Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:41 am

With the changeover in their setup/layout I almost never open SC any more: I used to open it daily and found great tracks - now all I get is a bunch of house bullshit and mediocre sponsored mixes. Still viable as a hosting platform for embedding, but not something to spend time on.

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Post by Banesy » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:30 pm

I am heavily re-considering my paid subscription as well. Their war on copyright material is a problem. I made an account on mixcloud but man...it seems so dead there too.

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Post by ChadDub » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:34 pm

_ronzlo_ wrote:With the changeover in their setup/layout I almost never open SC any more: I used to open it daily and found great tracks - now all I get is a bunch of house bullshit and mediocre sponsored mixes. Still viable as a hosting platform for embedding, but not something to spend time on.
lmao... every popular track on Soundcloud:

1. Intro
2. "1, 2, 3, JUMP!"
3. 4/4 Distorted kick

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Re: Is it just me or is soundcloud dead?

Post by nowaysj » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:26 pm

It continues to work for my purposes - a place to send people to listen to my music. For free. All the fake bullshit on there is inevitable. It is the way of the web. New company offers neat service, people come to it, company tries to monetize the service, people flee.

We're at the flee stage.
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Post by BONK_ » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:41 pm

ChadDub wrote:
_ronzlo_ wrote:With the changeover in their setup/layout I almost never open SC any more: I used to open it daily and found great tracks - now all I get is a bunch of house bullshit and mediocre sponsored mixes. Still viable as a hosting platform for embedding, but not something to spend time on.
lmao... every popular track on Soundcloud:

1. Intro
2. "1, 2, 3, JUMP!"
3. 4/4 Distorted kick
Sadly, that is so true...

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Re: Is it just me or is soundcloud dead?

Post by legend4ry » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:46 pm

Yes because Soundcloud is about comments.

Its about having all your music in a hub where you can easily embed/share. Privately host music what isn't 'that' easy to steal and having statistics to see a majority of your fan base is.

I pay around 100gbp a year for webspace what could handle my soundcloud traffic (bandwidth wise) then i'd have to invest time and/or money on web design/maintance/security/statistic software, lets say that is another 50-150.

So rounding off, 200 a year just to host your own music outside of closed platforms opposed to the 70 that the highest pro plan is.

If you're that angry at a service which, when even using the free platform would cost you a sum to host independently, then I don't know what to say or do.
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Post by fragments » Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:17 am

legend4ry wrote:Yes because Soundcloud is about comments.

Its about having all your music in a hub where you can easily embed/share. Privately host music what isn't 'that' easy to steal and having statistics to see a majority of your fan base is.

I pay around 100gbp a year for webspace what could handle my soundcloud traffic (bandwidth wise) then i'd have to invest time and/or money on web design/maintance/security/statistic software, lets say that is another 50-150.

So rounding off, 200 a year just to host your own music outside of closed platforms opposed to the 70 that the highest pro plan is.

If you're that angry at a service which, when even using the free platform would cost you a sum to host independently, then I don't know what to say or do.
Pretty much this. If you don't like the community/social aspect ignore it or actively try to change it. SoundCloud aren't responsible for its users being twats.
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Post by nowaysj » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:46 am

Once they went to reposting, it was hard enough to follow artists I was interested in. Now sponsored links in there? That is on SC. I mean, they do need to be profitable. I respect that. But I don't want to see that. SC does nothing for me other than host my music. If they do more fuckery, I'll just host it myself. It would be a hassle, but fuckit. I do like the social interaction on tracks. I love that part of sc. I like being able to comment at specific times, about specific events in the music, or I just like being able to thumbs up someone. And I like hearing the same from other people. I just think they're going to have to make serious compromises to stay afloat, and when that happens, it is myspace time.
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Post by fragments » Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:20 am

nowaysj wrote:Once they went to reposting, it was hard enough to follow artists I was interested in. Now sponsored links in there? That is on SC. I mean, they do need to be profitable. I respect that. But I don't want to see that. SC does nothing for me other than host my music. If they do more fuckery, I'll just host it myself. It would be a hassle, but fuckit. I do like the social interaction on tracks. I love that part of sc. I like being able to comment at specific times, about specific events in the music, or I just like being able to thumbs up someone. And I like hearing the same from other people. I just think they're going to have to make serious compromises to stay afloat, and when that happens, it is myspace time.
Ok. I'll give you those for sure. Reposting is horrid. Sound Cloud could be really cool...but between them having to be profitable and the culture driving the users, ain't gonna happen...I'd guess...
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Post by cyclopian » Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:04 am

how is one expected to have their music validated without comments and reposts tho?

I feel empty inside without the reposts :(
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Post by hubb » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:33 pm

i thought it was going away but that itself took to long

so now its just working
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Re: Is it just me or is soundcloud dead?

Post by jaydot » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:07 pm

The gold is there-you just need to sift through the mud to find it
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