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If SoundCloud Disappears, What Happens to Its Music Culture? - The New York Times
This summer, an engineer named Matthew Healy moved to Berlin to work at SoundCloud, a popular music-streaming service. He started his job on a Monday. On Thursday, a companywide meeting was called. Healy and his new co-workers assumed it was about the acquisition rumors swirling around the company. Instead, Healy learned that he and 172 other employees — roughly 40 percent of the company’s staff — were being laid off. ‘‘The rest of the day is a blur,’’ he wrote in a post about his experience online. ‘‘I now realize that I was in shock.’’
soundcloud  jennawortham  nytimes  nytimesmag  music  culture  technology  internet 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Rowdy World of Rap’s New Underground - The New York Times
The lo-fi rap that thrives on SoundCloud teems with unruly energy. Can it survive the mainstream?
hiphop  soundcloud  joncaramanica  nytimes  music 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden

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