Soundcloud Is Prepping To Take On Lawsuits From Several Major Record Labels
Blah, blah, blah…Soundcloud. Couldn’t care less about what’s been said about Soundcloud in the past – this news might just be the tipping point to it all. According to Digital Music News, Soundcloud may be facing SEVERAL copyright infringement lawsuits, not just from one or two Labels, but from the likes of the Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and the big daddy of them all, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
It seems these, ‘soon be be lawsuits,’ will come at the expense as to whether or not Soundcloud follows through with their Premium Subscription launch. Soundcloud’s CEO, Alexander Ljung, recently stated: “There are 3 billion people online, you’re never going to all get those into subscription, it’s just not going happen. Some people will come through ads, some through subscription…That’s why I’m choosing to have both.” But obviously, this is not his decision to make (through the Record Label’s eyes).
We’ll see how this plays out in the coming days or weeks – but it looks like Soundcloud may be facing the wrath of Titans if these suits are filled and could be, potentially, the downfall of today’s modern open-streaming music platform.