Obviously Cakewalk is being well-maintained, so I assume they have future plans for it. I just figured someone here might know more about the topic and shed some light on the situation.
I had a fairly in-depth talk about this with the staffers that BandLab rescued from Gibson to keep the platform alive, over the past year or so. From those discussions, which were fairly tightlipped for IP reasons:
At the moment, they're doing their best to maintain Cakewalk By BandLab and keep it current and reliable. That's Job One.
Job Two is to offer an expanded capability to tie Cakewalk into the main BandLab platform for online collaboration and song sharing. The online BandLab DAW is very primitive by anyone's standards, and they're looking at a tight integration with Cakewalk in future releases so that the DAW's power can be leveraged online. When I asked about how BandLab would extend this power to Mac users, I was told that they're looking into an eventual crossplatform option for DAW integration that will be fairly agnostic as to what you use on your client machine, but that the development of this was still in the very early stages (Job Three). Adding content is probably a fairly low priority compared to keeping the DAW optimized and growing it into something that will pull in a larger audience.
Right now, BandLab as a corporation seems to be doing well with its various product lines, and I don't think they're that concerned with rushing Cakewalk into the black when a more measured approach is warranted. They believe in it and they want it to work, and they're doing their best in the face of a world that has largely forgotten that Cakewalk ever existed, which is a pity.
What I find particularly puzzling is that among the very loyal community of users on the Cakewalk Forum (which BandLab also rescued from Gibson), there still seem to be a surprising number of people who feel slighted by the fact that Gibson dropped the platform after they'd paid for lifetime subscriptions to everything, and who are tapping their feet with their arms crossed and waiting for BandLab to do SOMETHING to give them a return on their investment.
Um, hello? When Opcode went under, Gibson buried Vision permanently and told the thousands of users out there to go suck wind. Everyone thought that's what would happen when Gibson walked its Cakewalk division out behind the barn and put a bullet in its ear. When BandLab talked Gibson into selling Cakewalk rather than killing it (unprecedented in Gibson's decades-long reign of terror!), BandLab was under absolutely no obligation - none at all - to do anything for old users other than make them pay for everything again.
Instead, BandLab announced that it was not only going to keep the DAW alive, but that no current owner would ever have to pay for anything a second time, and that the platform would be maintained and offered free to everyone who wanted it.
Am I missing something? I am having a hard time seeing a problem here.