Today at Disrupt Europe, SoundCloud co-founder and CEO Alexander Ljung took the stage to share two new updates and share his thoughts on the music industry, music startups and more. Back in July, SoundCloud announced that it has reached 200 million active listeners (monthly active users). But since then, the startup has grown substantially as it now reports 250 million listeners.
In addition to that, SoundCloud now integrates with Instagram to allow you to your photos as album art. More on that here.
“We’ve had a really good year, we’ve been growing very fast — we are the audio platform of the web,” Ljung said. “In any given hour, we’ll reach nearly every country in the entire world,” he continued. Earlier this year, the company introduced a totally revamped premium subscription. It is certainly the key element that helped boost SoundCloud’s growth.
HDPC client Jabari Johnson to release his feature length documentary about the UK Hip-Hop star, Tinie Tempah.
Some words from our client about the project.
A lot of you have been asking when my next documentary is coming out and I’m proud to finally say that Tinie Tempah: Discovering Destiny has a release date and it’s this Thursday, October 31st, 2013!
In 2011, I left my job producing digital content for Capitol Records and went on the wildest ride of my life as I directed a film on a dear friend and amazing artist, Tinie Tempah.
Tinie is the first British hip-hop artist to ever have a sold out arena tour in the UK and it was an honor for him and his management company Disturbing London to have me along for the ride. After shooting 60 hours of footage we came back to the states and spent close to a year working on the film. We are now finally ready to debut the project as Tinie is on the heels of releasing his 2nd album, Demonstration on November 4th, 2013.
We’re releasing the film in a very nontraditional manner and giving fans the power to premiere the film simultaneously this Thursday. What I need from all of you is to support our Thunderclap campaign with your Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr pages to increase the social reach of the film when we drop the link on Thursday. This is a game changer, and for it to be a massive success I need the support of each and every person reading this.
Please support our client and check out this great project.
Facebook puts your profile picture in advertisements. Google is about to do the same and other sites like Twitter will likely follow one day. How exactly is this legal? Do we have any control over our image anymore?