Latest in Business

Image credit:

SoundCloud’s redesigned app puts the focus on music discovery

The change comes after the service laid off 40 percent of its staff in July.
Swapna Krishna, @skrishna
December 14, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Prykhodov via Getty Images

Today, SoundCloud launched a redesigned app that puts an emphasis on discoverability. It takes a page from Spotify, with a new home screen that has curated recommendations and personalized playlists to help listeners find their new favorite SoundCloud artists and albums. You can download the updated app today.

SoundCloud is focusing on personalizing playlists and spotlighting tracks and artists it thinks you will like, as well as highlighting both the latest album releases on the service and what's popular right now. You can also find Top 50 charts based on where you are in the world, plus dedicating more space to promoting emerging artists.

The move came after SoundCloud laid off 40 percent of its staff in July because it couldn't generate enough revenue to cover costs. But the service was determined to stay afloat, and was able to do so thanks to a new round of fundraising. This redesigned app is the first step to staying relevant in a competitive streaming music market.

In this article: business, soundcloud
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

NBCUniversal’s Peacock launches today: Here’s what you need to know

NBCUniversal’s Peacock launches today: Here’s what you need to know

View
OnePlus and McLaren have ended their phone partnership

OnePlus and McLaren have ended their phone partnership

View
Is there a good reason to buy the Apple Watch Series 5 ?

Is there a good reason to buy the Apple Watch Series 5 ?

View
Microsoft cuts dozens of staff as it shifts to AI for MSN news stories

Microsoft cuts dozens of staff as it shifts to AI for MSN news stories

View
Earth’s first off-world colonies will be built on soil

Earth’s first off-world colonies will be built on soil

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr