One of the most prominent and influential artists of the internet age
“saved” Soundcloud, from its apparent death. The streaming app is used by millions, listeners and artists alike. However, recently, it has not been making ends meet, with insufficient funds to keep up with the demands of their services.
Chance the rapper tweeted that he was working to save the app. He then tweeted that the app was safe. It is unknown how and what was done but it sounds like Soundcloud is now safe due to his efforts. It comes as no surprise that the independent artists that Chance is would go to such lengths to save Soundcloud. Without the app, his free, streaming-only platform would be significantly hindered, even with the options of other streaming services, such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Nonetheless, Soundcloud is responsible for the careers of many artists and the exposure of amazing talent. Personally, there are many artists, who have influenced me greatly, that I discovered through Soundcloud. Many people share this experience, and the music industry would suffer greatly without it.
On a deeper note, the world revolves around music. We cannot live without it. Therefore, it should be free and available to all. It should be created and shared freely, also. Soundcloud is an advocate of this and deserves to live on.
Almost immediately after his tweets, Chance went on to release a new song with Young Thug, free of charge on Soundcloud. Hopefully, all his efforts will result in longevity for the app.