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SoundCloud Groups Canceled
One of the ways new artists used SoundCloud to promote themselves has been canceled by SoundCloud, that being the Groups section of SC.
As SoundCloud gains more and more big record label company investments the less they are likely to help emerging artists since the owners of SoundCloud are now turning into big record label companies.
Why would SC cancel the Group sharing area of SC?
Easy, it’s where new artists gave links to their free tracks and as SC tries to monetize itself, the FREE group share that was going on is not a good way to monetize SC.
There is no good reason for SC to stop the Group Hug ability of Groups other than it is an attempt to stop helping emerging artists from easily finding fans.
SC is now part of the record industry and the industry wants to SELL songs or stream artists under contracts and not really help Indy artists.
So this shows the future of SC, a future where Indy Artists who gave away full tracks of their songs are forgotten and the site becomes nothing but 30 second songs pushing users to JOIN for $9.99 a month to listen to the whole song or to just BUY the song.
This is how easy it is for a persons work, starting and maintaining a group is treated by corporations. Well thanks for helping make SC the huge company it is with all your hard work, creating a Group and then maintaining it, we decided to just ERASE your work.
So pushing people to say a GROUP on Facebook to replace the popular Groups on SC may be what is now needed. A group page on FB can easily post SC songs or whatever streamer they want and build a Group hug section of the net for people interested in the same types of music.