I've known way more artists/bands using SC than actual listeners to the site... not saying all the plays are fake but you can buy as many as you want. Same for YT and most other "free" sites... looking for clicks or plays.
Just another poorly run company that probably needs to die... imo.
"SoundCloud has never really figured out how to extract money from its users, both creators and consumers."
That'll get your lights cut off real quick....
They weren't the first won't be the last.
Maybe one of the Hip Hop or Rap Moguls will bail them out... or just buy it with a plan on how to extract money from its users, both creators and consumers... lulz.
Bacon and cigarette's a lousy dinner...