SoundCloud has been the word on everyone’s lips the past 48 hours, and for fair reason. A TechCrunch article spelling the death of the platform in 50 days’ time sent the internet into a spiral; however, efforts from Chance The Rapper and SoundCloud’s internal team seem to have delayed whatever apparent downfall the platform was facing.
After Chance announced this morning that SoundCloud was here to stay, SoundCloud founder Alex Ljung posted a public statement on the site blog.
Read SoundCloud’s statement below:
There’s an insane amount of noise about SoundCloud in the world right now. And it’s just that, noise. The music you love on SoundCloud isn’t going away, the music you shared or uploaded isn’t going away, because SoundCloud is not going away. Not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future. Your music is safe.
Along with each of you, we’ve built this incredible creative community of artists, podcasters, DJs, producers and more who are the driving force in pushing culture forward in the world. That’s not going to change. Last week we had to make some tough decisions to let go of some of our staff, but we did this to ensure SoundCloud remains a strong, independent company.
Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. Some of you have asked how you can help–spread the word that we’re not going anywhere and keep doing what you’re doing–creating, listening, uploading, sharing, liking, and discovering what’s new, now and next in music. SoundCloud is here to stay.