Soundcloud turns into Sauerkraut
A music enthusiast on this globe probably discovered Soundcloud over the last years and made it grow to a hub for original tracks and remixes by artists and of course mixes by DJ’s.
Once created to serve the needs of users for a place to share their creations and to discover others, the mainly free-running Soundcloud from the glorious past is quickly turning its back to a big chunk of their initial users due to the recent developments between them and the big music industry companies.
Why Soundcloud’s popularity did grow over the years?
Probably because it didn’t care that much for copyrights and therefore tons of un-official remixes and millions of DJ-mixes appeared to be safe when uploaded to Soundcloud.
The word spread and we jumped also on that train, starting to upload content over the last four years, enjoying the growth of users and contributions as well the support by producers, DJ’s and first but not last, music-loving fans.
With the immense pressure by all those big labels, coupled with a 29-million dollar loss, it’s a safe bet that the future of Soundcloud looks dim and while we hope to go on with uploading music to this popular platform, we do know that we may be forced to switch to another upcoming platform to continue our service to “our” people, our heads that like what we do and share the same passion for disco-influenced music.
We all experienced the changes that have been made over the last year at Soundcloud and many of you voiced their opinion about it on social media, while some left already for good towards Mixcloud, Hearthis or simply stopped putting up music all the way. The NDYD-crew is feeling you and we won’t stop but now comes a time to look around the web for the right place to move to. No, we won’t abandon “Sauerkraut” completely as we do like some sauerkraut here and there as Germans and we built a good base of followers there, but we need to explore also new ways to get you the latest in mixes and tracks from your favorite producers and DJ’s without all the recent problems we discover daily using Soundcloud.
With our website up and running, NDYD is slowly building a place where we can share our thoughts, opinions, videos as well first and foremost music but we would love to know where you would like us to focus on having our mixes published in the future.
Unlike Soundcloud, Facebook, WhatsApp and many more of those big players, we would like actually involve you in making decisions and want you to let us know where you would like to listen to the latest NDYD-output, whether it’s Mixcloud, Hearthis, Youtube, Podomatic or another place, tell us about it so we continue to serve as your hosts for disco-music on the web!