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Soundcloud User Profile Male Dominated Music Sophisticates

Report by Mark Mulligan
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SoundCloud is in many respects the odd one out in the audio streaming landscape. While the market is dominated by major label orientated subscription services like Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Napster, SoundCloud has plotted a different path – one centred around independent content, creator uploads and free access. This approach has, however, left SoundCloud in a rights No Man’s Land, with rights owners pushing SoundCloud to more closely resemble the other players. Though the resulting major label deals struck in 2016 saw the launch of the subscription offering SoundCloud Go, SoundCloud’s user base is not simply a Spotify audience waiting for a subscription service to sign up to.

Key XXX of consumers use SoundCloud weekly, rising to XXX in France and falling to XXX in Sweden

  • SoundCloud users are reasonably young, predominately male, sophisticated and highly engaged music fans
  • In terms of overall digital activity though, SoundCloud users are decidedly XXX of SoundCloud users are under XXX while XXX are under XXX core age group is XXX year olds XXX of the total)
  • SoundCloud’s peak penetration is among XXX year old males XXX of SoundCloud’s users are male, significantly above the average for other streaming services
  • There are XXX million SoundCloud Monthly Active Users (MAUs)
  • SoundCloud users are less likely than overall consumers to watch YouTube, but are more likely to have music and video subscriptions
  • Companies mentioned in this report: Apple Music, Deezer, Napster, Snapchat, Spotify, Vine, YouTube

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