Music Player Network Home Guitar Player Magazine Keyboard Magazine Bass Player Magazine EQ Magazine
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2872328 - 08/11/17 09:05 AM OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain
Mills Dude Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 09/02/15
Posts: 76
Loc: New York
SoundCloudís Investors May Terminate the Company In 24 Hours

Just a heads up, I know a number of fellow forumites are active on SoundCloud.
_________________________
Mills Dude -- Lefty Hack
CP33|NE3|MOX6|M50|RD700SX|X50|JV1080|M1R|U220|N1R

Top
KC Island
#2872330 - 08/11/17 09:08 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: Mills Dude]
ElmerJFudd Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 11/30/14
Posts: 4967
Loc: USA, greater NY area
Yeah, these guys aren't sure how to monetize. How do they earn $ after all the $ they've spent creating it and getting people to use soundcloud?
_________________________
Live: Yamaha S90ES, Roland VR-700
Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k

Top
#2872335 - 08/11/17 09:50 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: ElmerJFudd]
Dave Ferris Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 03/05/07
Posts: 5449
Loc: Glendale, Ca.
I might have to finally give in and get legit web site to host my stuff. frown
_________________________
https://soundcloud.com/dave-ferris

2005 NY Steinway D
Yamaha CP4, CP5

Top
#2872338 - 08/11/17 09:56 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: Dave Ferris]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: Dave Ferris
I might have to finally give in and get legit web site to host my stuff. frown


the first idea or to have your own site is the best idea. I am willing to spend a few bucks to have it done with some style and structure.

Top
#2872341 - 08/11/17 10:01 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: Mills Dude]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: Mills Dude
SoundCloudís Investors May Terminate the Company In 24 Hours

Just a heads up, I know a number of fellow forumites are active on SoundCloud.


Sure, I have WAV files, original midi files for my uploaded Songs.

The streaming is actually for friends/acquanitences who prefer to stream a Song or 2.

A prior article talked about end of year as being the critical go or no go.

I suppose, as investors, if they feel its a falling duck, there is no reason to burn any more cash.

Top
#2872349 - 08/11/17 10:23 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: GregC]
ElmerJFudd Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 11/30/14
Posts: 4967
Loc: USA, greater NY area
On the other hand if there is conceivably any business model that will work for a cloud audio hosting/streaming site, soindcloud has already done all the development and acquired the user base. And other sites like Facebook for example can embed. But if they can't make it work, yeah... It's like throwing money at MySpace.
_________________________
Live: Yamaha S90ES, Roland VR-700
Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k

Top
#2872354 - 08/11/17 10:34 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: ElmerJFudd]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd
On the other hand if there is conceivably any business model that will work for a cloud audio hosting/streaming site, soindcloud has already done all the development and acquired the user base. And other sites like Facebook for example can embed. But if they can't make it work, yeah... It's like throwing money at MySpace.


I think SC is well organized and the features are near perfect.
There should be some asset value with their approach/features.

If anything, I think they gave it away with too many free minutes. I think its 160 minutes free. I suppose they knew what they were doing but if I was an investor, I would have pushed for a strategy to get the monthly fees much sooner.

Not sure if SC was 'unique ' or if they had close competitors to match up with


Edited by GregC (08/11/17 10:35 AM)

Top
#2872365 - 08/11/17 11:11 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: GregC]
OrpheusNY Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 01/23/15
Posts: 56
Loc: Brooklyn, NY

Top
#2872368 - 08/11/17 11:31 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: OrpheusNY]
ElmerJFudd Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 11/30/14
Posts: 4967
Loc: USA, greater NY area
"SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat. CEO Alex Ljung will step aside though remain chairman as former Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor replaces him. Mike Weissman will become COO as SoundCloud co-founder and CTO Eric Wahlforss stays as chief product officer. New York investment bank Raine Group and Singaporeís sovereign wealth fund Temasek have stepped in to lead the new Series F funding round of $169.5 million.... SoundCloud laid off 40% of its staff last month, with 173 employees departing in an effort to cut costs."

OK, that's a start. I'm rooting for them. It's a pretty great service.
_________________________
Live: Yamaha S90ES, Roland VR-700
Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k

Top
#2872429 - 08/11/17 03:50 PM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: ElmerJFudd]
davedoerfler Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 12/27/12
Posts: 6064
Loc: thin ice
Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd

OK, that's a start.


this is important also.

"SoundCloud declined to share the valuation or quantity of the new funding round. Yesterday, Axios reported the company was raising $169.5 million at a $150 million pre-money valuation. Thatís a steep decline in value from the $700 million it was valued at in previous funding rounds. The new Series F round supposedly gives Raine and Temasek liquidation preferences that override all previous investors, and the Series E investors are getting their preferences reduced by 40 percent."

Doesn't look good long term
_________________________
'88 Kawai 52" Upright,'61 Hammond A100,'81 Rhodes 88 Mark II Stage,'71 Wurlitzer 200, Clavinet E7, Moog Voyager, Leslies 142/Studio 12, Yamaha CP70, DSI Prophet 08, Arp Solina, Yamaha CP4, Crumar Mojo

Top
#2872461 - 08/11/17 10:42 PM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: davedoerfler]
Lindaru Offline
Platinum Member

Registered: 07/19/15
Posts: 1914
Loc: Idaho
What will this mean for the continuation of the free accounts for 180 minutes?

I actually tried the six hour limit for $55 a year and did not get any more listeners with having more content, so I went back to the free.

If they make it a pay service only, I will leave. I already pay plenty to other hosting such as Spreaker, so will not mind leaving.

frown
_________________________
Life is better with a song and a laugh.

Top
#2872468 - 08/12/17 12:40 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: Lindaru]
Markay Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 2497
Loc: Australia
Souncloud investors have to come to grips with fact the Soundcloud service is a niche, but valuable service that is never going to rival the likes of YouTube in its present form.

But then again YouTube is not generating rivers of gold for Alphabet so media sharing is not, as yet, a particularly profitable place to be.
_________________________
MainStage | Axiom 61 2nd Gen | Pianoteq | B5 | XK3c | EV ZLX 12P
"He helped me onto the bottom rung as a musician, from which, I might add, I never ascended" Glyn Johns - Sound Man

Top
#2872493 - 08/12/17 05:56 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: davedoerfler]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: davedoerfler
Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd

OK, that's a start.


this is important also.

"SoundCloud declined to share the valuation or quantity of the new funding round. Yesterday, Axios reported the company was raising $169.5 million at a $150 million pre-money valuation. Thatís a steep decline in value from the $700 million it was valued at in previous funding rounds. The new Series F round supposedly gives Raine and Temasek liquidation preferences that override all previous investors, and the Series E investors are getting their preferences reduced by 40 percent."

Doesn't look good long term


I agree. The big money people ( investors) and the numbers are suggesting that the current business model is not financially viable. They have to figure out a way to attract significant revenue. I believe SC is ad free. Or the typical spammy ads are not invasive.

Top
#2872494 - 08/12/17 06:10 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: Lindaru]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: Lindaru
What will this mean for the continuation of the free accounts for 180 minutes?

I actually tried the six hour limit for $55 a year and did not get any more listeners with having more content, so I went back to the free.

If they make it a pay service only, I will leave. I already pay plenty to other hosting such as Spreaker, so will not mind leaving.

frown


Not surprising that paying for SC did not give you a bump in listeners. I believe the lure is that the stats are enhanced with more data , so musicians might get more insight into potential .

I have been on it since April. I don't rely solely on it for attracting a volume of actual loyal listeners. I equate it to " Facebook likes'.

I prefer more depth. My own promotion gives me the 'real life ' feedback and interaction that is useful. Anyway, I don't believe my 'product ' or material speaks to the 20 yr olds. That demographic is not on my radar, either.

Top
#2872500 - 08/12/17 06:17 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: Markay]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: Markay

But then again YouTube is not generating rivers of gold for Alphabet so media sharing is not, as yet, a particularly profitable place to be.


I think heavy ad volume on SC might kill it. Free YT gets away with it .
I think YT Red is ad free. I like YT but not a heavy user.

So 1 potential life saver for SC is to mimic this model- free SC with lousy cheap ads .
Paid SC for Ad free.

But I think they need to expand and personalize their site for a Songwriter like myself. SC has it ' half right" IMO. If I get some type of web site option, I am onboard yesterday.


Edited by GregC (08/12/17 06:17 AM)

Top
#2872504 - 08/12/17 06:43 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: GregC]
AnotherScott Online   content
10k Club

Registered: 10/19/09
Posts: 10737
Originally Posted By: GregC
Not surprising that paying for SC did not give you a bump in listeners. I believe the lure is that the stats are enhanced with more data , so musicians might get more insight into potential .

...and also, if you simply have more material that you'd like to share. Though I guess you could just do that for free elsewhere.
_________________________
Maybe this is the best place for a shameless plug! Our new video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZRC3b4p4EI is a 40 minute adaptation of T. S. Eliot's "Prufrock" - check it out!

Top
#2872509 - 08/12/17 07:26 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: AnotherScott]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: AnotherScott
Originally Posted By: GregC
Not surprising that paying for SC did not give you a bump in listeners. I believe the lure is that the stats are enhanced with more data , so musicians might get more insight into potential .

...and also, if you simply have more material that you'd like to share. Though I guess you could just do that for free elsewhere.


I have +20 songs on SC. And my song ' volume ' is growing. Thus I get more casual listeners, views, etc, etc, as a result. My priority isn't totally focused on the casual listener.

I like 1 online or cloud ' home ' for my material. I am not as excited with moving around, dealing with various sites. More sites= more work IMO. I would have to see some tangible return by using other site(s) . I don't mind the monthly fees. My time and value received are the keys.

Top
#2872511 - 08/12/17 07:42 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: GregC]
AnotherScott Online   content
10k Club

Registered: 10/19/09
Posts: 10737
While Soundcloud probably has more reach, if I were trying to build a listener base, I might be more inclined to try to move people to Bandcamp to get the rest of it. But this is an area I don't have much experience in. I'd be curious to hear what people say about the two, and the virtues of using one or the other, or a combination of both.
_________________________
Maybe this is the best place for a shameless plug! Our new video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZRC3b4p4EI is a 40 minute adaptation of T. S. Eliot's "Prufrock" - check it out!

Top
#2872514 - 08/12/17 07:58 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: AnotherScott]
ElmerJFudd Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 11/30/14
Posts: 4967
Loc: USA, greater NY area
Maybe soundcloud needs to take its cue from the streaming video services and become a record label, streaming soundcloud exclusive artists in addition to what they provide for everyone else now.
_________________________
Live: Yamaha S90ES, Roland VR-700
Home: Rebuilt 1910 Chickering 5'2", Fender Rhodes MKI 88k

Top
#2872539 - 08/12/17 10:46 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: AnotherScott]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: AnotherScott
While Soundcloud probably has more reach, if I were trying to build a listener base, I might be more inclined to try to move people to Bandcamp to get the rest of it. But this is an area I don't have much experience in. I'd be curious to hear what people say about the two, and the virtues of using one or the other, or a combination of both.


I took a glance at 'band camp '. I am not in gig/band/make a commercial CD mode.

I consider myself a non profit song writer/musician promoting original material ( as a 1 man band-me) plus I do some interesting covers.

Currently, SC seems to be a more natural fit for that, FWIC .

But at some point, I will have 2 or more CD's filled with timeless material ( as I define it)
so I expect to revolve on the promotional side as my fan base grows.

Top
#2872578 - 08/12/17 08:39 PM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: GregC]
Lindaru Offline
Platinum Member

Registered: 07/19/15
Posts: 1914
Loc: Idaho
One of my busy projects is working from the ground floor with a team of people on a new video sharing site that opened early June.

This is a You Tube alternative that is based on VidBit (if you have ever heard of that which closed in 2016) and is being developed by the previous VidBit owner.

I have taken some time to perk some of my old music up with some free for commercial use graphics and video clips, thus making them a unique style of music video. There seems to be some interest and support in my doing this and even though the VidLii community is still small, I think it could catch on being I am one of only a hand full of people even posting music videos and most of the other so called music channels are "music bots" (people up-loading copyrighted content they do not own).

At this time, Sound Cloud takes a back seat to my web site, my Spreaker and my video site, so quite honestly, if we have to pay to use Sound Cloud, I will probably pack up and leave. I have enough places to keep track of putting content on as it is.

Just my two and a half cents (inflation).

smile
_________________________
Life is better with a song and a laugh.

Top
#2872584 - 08/12/17 10:11 PM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: Lindaru]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: Lindaru
One of my busy projects is working from the ground floor with a team of people on a new video sharing site that opened early June.

This is a You Tube alternative that is based on VidBit (if you have ever heard of that which closed in 2016) and is being developed by the previous VidBit owner.

I have taken some time to perk some of my old music up with some free for commercial use graphics and video clips, thus making them a unique style of music video. There seems to be some interest and support in my doing this and even though the VidLii community is still small, I think it could catch on being I am one of only a hand full of people even posting music videos and most of the other so called music channels are "music bots" (people up-loading copyrighted content they do not own).


smile


sort of related. I don't currently have any video content to enhance my original material.

I see some folks doing simple iPhone recording with their tunes but I am not enthusiastic about that approach.

IOW, I am interested in collaborating with a talented person to add a cinematic quality to my original material. I create what I call ' message songs'- instrumentals that reflect real life experience.

Top
#2872607 - 08/13/17 06:19 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: GregC]
Joe Muscara Offline
Triple Secret Banninated
10k Club

Registered: 02/21/05
Posts: 18872
Loc: Heaven, Hell, or Houston
Originally Posted By: GregC
Originally Posted By: AnotherScott
While Soundcloud probably has more reach, if I were trying to build a listener base, I might be more inclined to try to move people to Bandcamp to get the rest of it. But this is an area I don't have much experience in. I'd be curious to hear what people say about the two, and the virtues of using one or the other, or a combination of both.


I took a glance at 'band camp '. I am not in gig/band/make a commercial CD mode.

I consider myself a non profit song writer/musician promoting original material ( as a 1 man band-me) plus I do some interesting covers.

Currently, SC seems to be a more natural fit for that, FWIC .

But at some point, I will have 2 or more CD's filled with timeless material ( as I define it)
so I expect to revolve on the promotional side as my fan base grows.


Doesn't bandcamp have a free/donation level you can use? I think you can let people pay what they want, and listen for free a number of times.

Here's my issue with SC. I can post my music for free, or pay for more. People can listen for free, or they can pay SC for more features. IOW, they pay SC to listen to my music. Um, I'm supposed to get paid for my music. SC is trying to make money on both creators and consumers. That doesn't smell right.

Top
#2872627 - 08/13/17 09:30 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: Joe Muscara]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: Joe Muscara
[

I consider myself a non profit song writer/musician promoting original material ( as a 1 man band-me) plus I do some interesting covers.

Currently, SC seems to be a more natural fit for that, FWIC .


Doesn't bandcamp have a free/donation level you can use? I think you can let people pay what they want, and listen for free a number of times.

Here's my issue with SC. I can post my music for free, or pay for more. People can listen for free, or they can pay SC for more features. IOW, they pay SC to listen to my music. Um, I'm supposed to get paid for my music. SC is trying to make money on both creators and consumers. That doesn't smell right.[/quote]

Its obvious, by the $#, the SC model is not working.

I noticed that online music is highly commoditized. IOW, online music is very inexpensive. We have several thousand musicians giving it away.

On SC , I follow a few talented musicians who have a solid album or 2, professionally recorded/mixed, with video. There approach is to upload several songs for free, and try to get you to go to their web site and hopefully you will make a $9 purchase.

So SC is used for free promotion. I use it for 95% cloud access and some sense(5%) if the SC listener base has some interest. Since April, I have 716 views, 131 likes. I guess thats ok, but I have no idea what to do with that data.

As I mentioned, I am currently non-profit, I am not in commercial mode. I am not hung up on any income expectation, for another year, maybe 2 years.

My take is I would not expect any income directly from SC. I would/should have my own site for sales, transactions, etc.


Edited by GregC (08/13/17 09:31 AM)

Top
#2872636 - 08/13/17 10:38 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: GregC]
humb Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 03/03/12
Posts: 87
servers eat up to 10% of all $ ceo's take 60% rest take 30%

so site cost max 40% of what they show
prolly less cause no new code for months on site
but if u kick all ceo's to under 1 mil soundcloud will be positive
but then no young blondes in tahiti or karibians
no flash blings for ceo ,,

Top
#2872647 - 08/13/17 11:32 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: humb]
GregC Offline
MP Hall of Fame Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 4692
Loc: Discovery Bay, California
Originally Posted By: humb
servers eat up to 10% of all $ ceo's take 60% rest take 30%

so site cost max 40% of what they show
prolly less cause no new code for months on site
but if u kick all ceo's to under 1 mil soundcloud will be positive
but then no young blondes in tahiti or karibians
no flash blings for ceo ,,


include me in the crowd that believes executive compensation is often excessive.

we would need to see facts about comp for SC execs. Facts that show they are a big drain on the operation. I prefer to ' not assume'.

Since this is a keyboard forum, i think its best to pm this.


Edited by GregC (08/13/17 11:33 AM)

Top
#2872653 - 08/13/17 12:02 PM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: humb]
AnotherScott Online   content
10k Club

Registered: 10/19/09
Posts: 10737
Originally Posted By: humb
servers eat up to 10% of all $ ceo's take 60% rest take 30%

so site cost max 40% of what they show
prolly less cause no new code for months on site
but if u kick all ceo's to under 1 mil soundcloud will be positive

From the article, it sounds like possibly the single biggest place money could be going might be to service debt.
_________________________
Maybe this is the best place for a shameless plug! Our new video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZRC3b4p4EI is a 40 minute adaptation of T. S. Eliot's "Prufrock" - check it out!

Top
#2872737 - 08/13/17 09:17 PM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: AnotherScott]
humb Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 03/03/12
Posts: 87
yea but if u look in between lines ....
servers -they still need $ to pay them
but they call it services .
.that add server cost + workers in soundcloud
look how much ceo hold $ ,and how much execs in services dept

someone tell me soundcloud service was on 4 racks
4 racks cost 200k year all expenses + 10$ extra for alocation fee
so to add up 500mill u spend on 10 year where u "spend" 2-3mil to servers are cute way to run corp
gimme $, fup rest, kinda corp


Edited by humb (08/13/17 09:18 PM)

Top
#2873142 - 08/15/17 09:29 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: GregC]
Joe Muscara Offline
Triple Secret Banninated
10k Club

Registered: 02/21/05
Posts: 18872
Loc: Heaven, Hell, or Houston
Originally Posted By: GregC
Its obvious, by the $#, the SC model is not working.

I noticed that online music is highly commoditized. IOW, online music is very inexpensive. We have several thousand musicians giving it away.

On SC , I follow a few talented musicians who have a solid album or 2, professionally recorded/mixed, with video. There approach is to upload several songs for free, and try to get you to go to their web site and hopefully you will make a $9 purchase.

So SC is used for free promotion. I use it for 95% cloud access and some sense(5%) if the SC listener base has some interest. Since April, I have 716 views, 131 likes. I guess thats ok, but I have no idea what to do with that data.

As I mentioned, I am currently non-profit, I am not in commercial mode. I am not hung up on any income expectation, for another year, maybe 2 years.

My take is I would not expect any income directly from SC. I would/should have my own site for sales, transactions, etc.
I get all that. BUT SC is trying to make money from that. To a degree, I don't begrudge them that. When they first were on my radar, they were a cool place to post music like you describe. If you want/need more space, pay a fee. That's okay, too. But now they are a "streaming service" and want to compete with Pandora and Spotify and charge users. They want the major labels and indie labels on there. Are they getting paid, or is it just for "exposure"?

Top
#2873152 - 08/15/17 10:09 AM Re: OT - Future of SoundCloud is uncertain [Re: AnotherScott]
Soot 29 Offline
Senior Member

Registered: 10/15/16
Posts: 30
Loc: Chicago area
Originally Posted By: AnotherScott
While Soundcloud probably has more reach, if I were trying to build a listener base, I might be more inclined to try to move people to Bandcamp to get the rest of it. But this is an area I don't have much experience in. I'd be curious to hear what people say about the two, and the virtues of using one or the other, or a combination of both.


I have been using Bandcamp and Soundcloud for 3-4 years now, and Bandcamp is VASTLY better than Soundcloud. It's not even close. Why?

On Soundcloud I've always encountered people who would follow me and then immediately un-follow me when I followed them back. I get spam "likes" on SC all the time. They could control that, but they don't. Granted, Bandcamp is set up differently, but I get none of that type of garbage on Bandcamp.

Bandcamp requires you to post your music using high quality no-loss file formats, which sound fantastic. But they allow buyers to download in multiple formats. Smart move.

I can completely customize my Bandcamp page in almost every way. SC requires you to use their totally limited and archaic layout. Why am I restricted to 5 slots in my spotlight. Why can't I have seven if I want?

Bandcamp allows me to post my music AND my You Tube videos on the same page. Much better promotion. SC does not.

Bandcamp allows you to allow, limit or not allow streaming and what you charge or not charge for downloads is totally up to you.

I'm getting much more traffic and plays on Bandcamp and that number seems to be going up.

SC is clearly losing money. Bandcamp is making money, even as Spotify struggles to achieve profitability.

I'm probably forgetting some other ways in which Bandcamp is better but this is what was top of mind for me. I just think there's no comparison between these two sites. Bandcamp is way better.
_________________________
Rick

Hammond XK3c, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes, Arp2600, Moog Voyager, Clavinet, Nord Electro

https://www.youtube.com/user/reeg2600/videos

https://rregerakaashenactuariesofasgardreeg2600.bandcamp.com/

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  Dave Bryce, Stephen Fortner