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SoundCloud has one last chance to monetize — here’s what it should do. Things are looking up for SoundCloud, who have weathered a tumultuous summer.

SoundCloud has one last chance to monetize — here’s what it should do

They came out with an SOS funding round of $170M and a new CEO, Kerry Trainor, formerly of Vimeo. Now Trainor has announced the newest addition to the platform — increased playlist statistics for artists. Improving analytics for artists is a major step forward to making the music platform a viable distribution channel for existing artists.

Without the artists, there would be no SoundCloud to speak of. Yet it doesn’t tackle one fundamental problem that got them in this pickle in the first place — the business model. Bloggeries Blog Directory - THE Human Edited Blog Directory. Blog Search Engine Directory & Blogger Forum - Blog Catalog. Top 500 Global Sites. New York Knows Music: 10 Must-Read New York Music Blogs. A longtime cultural hub, New York has boasted a lively, trendsetting music scene for over a century.

New York Knows Music: 10 Must-Read New York Music Blogs

From the beginnings of Broadway to Studio 54’s disco era, the 1970s punk scene to legendary East Coast hip hop, New York has always danced to the beat of its own drum. Here are ten of our favorite music blogs from the city that knows it best. Brooklyn-based culture blog ALT CITIZEN wants its readers to have fun with music. Top 100 Influential Music Blogs & Websites in the World. The SOS 100 is ideal for anyone who needs to know the most popular music blogs and websites in the world whose content gets shared.

Top 100 Influential Music Blogs & Websites in the World

What Can You do With this List? Simple speaking, the SOS 100 is an amazing tool to discover the best music blogs to submit music to. Reddit in 2015 – Upvoted. Music Blogs That Want YOUR Music! Getting your music heard is hard.

Music Blogs That Want YOUR Music!

Getting your music heard by the right people is even harder. You hear so many blogs, journalists and other industry big names complaining about unsolicited PR emails from bands, so it’s difficult to know where to tread. This is why we have set up this blog post, containing info and links to all the influential sites and blogs who not only accept these emails but welcome them. But before you start emailing, here’s a quick word of warning. Digital Music News. The Top 20 Music Blogs. We often discuss which bands are getting the most online buzz, like in the 50 most blogged artists list.

The Top 20 Music Blogs

But who is talking about these bands and creating the buzz? Enter this list of the most influential music blogs. In fact, Style of Sound created a list of the top 100. They included web-only sites, so none of these blogs that are associated with print magazines, newspapers, or radio stations. I’ve included the top 20 here so you can see who the major players are. The Top 20 Music Blogs. New Albums & Music Reviews. Index of Music Blogs / Hype Machine.

The End of Music Blogs as We Know Them. Photo by Jacob Moore, in my apartment, as I write this When I started Pigeons & Planes in 2008, I didn’t even know what the word “blog” meant.

The End of Music Blogs as We Know Them

I only started the site because Eskay, from my favorite website Nah Right, stopped responding to my requests for a job. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. My marketing plan involved going to the most popular music videos on YouTube and commenting: “PIGEONS AND PLANES. GOOGLE IT!”