Music streaming service SoundCloud has over 200m tracks – 5X that of Spotify
SoundCloud announced in a blog post today that the 200 millionth track has been uploaded to the platform.
Artist Francesca Lombardo’s ‘Eye Ring’ became the 200 millionth track uploaded to the audio-streaming service. SoundCloud celebrated the milestone with an interview with Lombardo, suggesting that her song is “actually a prime example of the boundary-pushing content that SoundCloud is known for”.
The track-count has grown from 170m at the end of 2017 (according to SoundCloud’s recent financial results) – so 30m tracks were uploaded to the service in 2018 and early 2019.
For her part, Lombardo – who has nearly 50,000 followers on the service – had warm words for SoundCloud. “I’ve worked hard to keep a steady release of music over the years, across other labels and my own, as I always want my fans to come back to something new,” she said. “SoundCloud is also a great place to archive my mixes, radio shows and remixes that have happened over the years, which I think gives a good representation of how I have evolved and what I do as an artist across my various projects.”
As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud hosts such diverse audio as Chance the Rapper’s first mixtape, the entire NASA historical audio library and BTS’ Jimin’s record-breaking track.