I’m guessing, business wise, maybe it’s a hippy kinda thing, that’s wot it always seemed to me down the years, seeing them & reading about their prob’s.
They had a very small office in Old St, (silicone roundabout) London, (very expensive now, tech firms are moving out) that I often passed by, lots other tech companies sharing the same space, perhaps they had similar around the World/Europe.
Too much staff I wouldn’t know about, but it doesn’t mean they were all on big salaries, plus I always felt that they haven’t sold or merged whatever, cos they want to preserve it as it is, maybe they care, even a little bit, I wouldn’t know.
I would imagine that any business, for arguments sake say SOS, should it ever fold, (highly unlikely though) would worry more about their staff being unemployed than they would be about me & others not being able to mouth-off ‘ere etc, so for all I know that may or may not have some bearing, they care about their staff, perhaps they’re friends too, this fairly reasonable if so.
It’s a maxim that you’ve, ‘Got To Be A Bit OF A Bastard To Be In Business’ I’m just saying even so, you can still make some decent dosh without fleecing people…
It’s possible that like perhaps SOS, Soundcloud might, to a certain extent, care about its punters, doesn’t want to fleece them…
Seems to me they started agroovy little business, and it just sky-rocketed, I’d hazard a guess that they’re struggling cos they don’t know how to continue in the same vein cos they need much more money and they don’t want to take it out of us poor ol’ musos pockets, I dunno, it just seems like that to me.
I haven’t had any issues with slow uploads, a free account from a desktop PC, nor have I ever seen an advert, don’t use it that much though, only when connecting with other musos, it’s just nice to have some stuff on a platform like that to share links with, send people to whatever.
Save Our Soundcloud, if not, replace it please.