On Thursday of this week, we’ll be shutting down the option to go back to the Classic view of SoundCloud. We appreciate that this change is one that some of you would rather we not make, but to enable us to focus our energies on creating a more unified SoundCloud experience, it’s a necessary step.
There are an incredible number of complex engineering issues involved in running two SoundClouds at a global scale. As we’ve grown, the difficulties of keeping both sites stable and communicating with each other have also grown. With this transition, we are choosing to build for the future in a newer, more stable code base over maintaining aging code.
More than a year ago, we launched Next SoundCloud. At this point, many of the features from Classic SoundCloud have been moved over or relaunched, including Upload, Messages, and Stats. We are committed to improving existing features and are constantly developing new ways for people to discover music and audio and to connect artists with their audience.
Our dedication to the SoundCloud community remains our core value, right where it’s been since we launched back in 2008. We can’t emphasize enough how grateful we are for your passion and dedication as members of the SoundCloud community. You’ve been an integral part of making SoundCloud what it is today and you inspire us. We’re looking forward to everything that comes next.
The security of your accounts is of the utmost importance to us here at SoundCloud. Due to a recently discovered vulnerability with the service that provides secure browsing for a majority of the Internet (not just SoundCloud), we will be signing out everyone from their SoundCloud accounts. You may have read about this issue – it’s called “Heartbleed.”
When you sign back in, the fixes we’ve already put in place will take effect. You should also change your password. If you don’t want to wait for us to force sign you out, signing out and then signing back in yourself will fix the issue. Sign out on both web and the SoundCloud app. We are not aware of any exploitation of this vulnerability on SoundCloud.
This is not a late April Fool’s joke (seriously, it’s not). (And that was not a ploy to get you to believe that this is not a late April Fool’s joke even though it actually is.) (Trust us, it’s not.) (For real.)
We’re excited to announce that Funny or Die is presenting Comedy Month on SoundCloud for all of April. Each week, they’ll create a new playlist of some of their favorite comedy tracks available on SoundCloud. Other partners like Comedy Central, Kevin Smith’s SModCo, and Earwolf will also be uploading new stand up and comedy podcasts on a regular basis.