SoundCloud’s year in review 2017: The Playback

Following a year that’s seen streaming boom bigger than ever but also seen SoundCloud face bankruptcy, lets take a look back at their year.

Over the last 12 months SoundCloud has seen artists receive Grammy nominations, faced buyouts, the rise of “SoundCloud rappers” and more. SoundCloud have taken a look back at their eventful year with the 2017 Playback.

SoundCloud say:

We’ve amped up this year’s list for a total of 17 categories that touch every corner of the SoundCloud ecosystem, from hip-hop, pop, dance and rock, to what’s new, now and next in music culture. This year’s list celebrates the diverse creativity on the platform and within our community-everything from the buzziest tags in 2017 like ChillHop and Vaporwave, to the year’s most creative cities (welcome to the list Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Seoul!).

Congrats to everyone on the list, and a huge thank you to the SoundCloud community for your continued creativity. We can’t wait to see what you create in 2018!

SoundCloud 2017 playback year music streaming service review

Here’s the full list:

*The above information was compiled based on indicators and actions taken from across the SoundCloud community including streams, likes, reposts, shares and location.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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