Step into a realm where melodies transcend boundaries and beats ignite a global pulse. Welcome to the vibrant world of SoundCloud, where artists, music enthusiasts, and trendsetters converge to create an auditory revolution. In this blog, we embark on a captivating journey, unveiling the remarkable revenue and usage statistics that define SoundCloud's meteoric rise in the digital soundscape.

Prepare to be astounded as we peel back the curtain on the numbers that encapsulate this pioneering audio platform's triumphs. From skyrocketing revenue figures to the staggering stream counts that echo across every corner of the globe, we'll navigate through the fascinating terrain of SoundCloud's influence on the music industry.

Join us as we explore the sonic tapestry woven by this visionary platform, shedding light on the game-changing innovations and trends that have propelled SoundCloud into the hearts and headphones of millions. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world where sound knows no boundaries, and the rhythm of success beats on SoundCloud's hallowed ground.

SoundCloud Key Statistics

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  • In 2021, SoundCloud's revenue amounted to $271 million, surpassing its projected revenue of $250 million in 2020.

  • SoundCloud boasts a user base of 130 million registered users and has attracted over 30 million music creators to its platform.

  • Recently, SoundCloud was valued at $500 million.

SoundCloud Overview

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Launch date October 2008
HQ Berlin, Germany
People Michael Weissman (CEO), Alexander Ljung (co-founder, chairman)
Business Type Private
Industry Music streaming

SoundCloud Revenue

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SoundCloud achieved its highest annual revenue in 2020, generating over $200 million.

Soundcloud Annual Revenue 2011 To 2020 ($Mm)

Year Revenue ($mm)
2011 4
2012 8
2013 11
2014 17
2015 21
2016 25
2017 81
2018 108
2019 116
2020 218
2021 273

SoundCloud Users

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With a user base of 130 million registered users, SoundCloud had to remove more than 70 million accounts between 2015 and 2018 due to inactivity.

Soundcloud Users 2012 To 2022 (Mm)

Year Users (mm)
2012 15
2013 40
2014 85
2015 150
2018 85
2019 92
2020 115
2021 130

SoundCloud Music Creators

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SoundCloud serves as a platform for more than 30 million music creators to publish their music.

Soundcloud Music Creators 2018 To 2021 (Mm)

Year Creators (mm)
2018 20
2019 22
2020 25
2021 30

Soundcloud Number Of Tracks

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SoundCloud offers a vast library of over 150 million tracks for listeners to enjoy.

Soundcloud Number Of Tracks 2015 To 2021 (Mm)

Year Users (mm)
2015 100
2016 125
2019 180
2020 200
2021 150

Soundcloud Traffic By Country

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The United States, SoundCloud's most popular market, accounts for over 25% of the platform's web traffic.

Soundcloud Traffic By Country 2021 (%)

Country Percentage of Traffic
United States 28
United Kingdom 6
Germany 4
Russia 4
France 3

SoundCloud Valuation

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In 2017, SoundCloud's valuation reached $500 million, reflecting a 28% decline from its previous valuation in 2014.

SoundCloud Valuation 2012 to 2017 ($mm)

Year Valuation ($mm)
2012 200
2015 700
2017 500

SoundCloud Funding

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Since its inception in 2009, SoundCloud has secured a total of $552 million in funding.

SoundCloud Funding 2009 to 2022 ($mm)

Year Funding ($mm)
2009 3
2011 13
2012 53
2014 103
2016 208
2017 447
2020 552

SoundCloud FAQ

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  • How Does Soundcloud Generate Revenue?

    SoundCloud generates revenue primarily through advertising, paid subscriptions (SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+), and partnerships with brands and artists.

  • How Many Users Does Soundcloud Have?

    SoundCloud had over 175 million registered users, but the current user count may have changed since then.

  • What Is Soundcloud's Average Monthly Listening Time?

    On average, SoundCloud users spend around 8 hours per month listening to music and other audio content on the platform.

  • What Is The Percentage Of Independent Artists On Soundcloud?

    SoundCloud has a significant presence of independent artists, with approximately 80% of the platform's content coming from independent musicians.

  • How Much Revenue Did Soundcloud Generate In The Previous Year?

    SoundCloud's revenue figures for the previous year are not available within my knowledge cutoff, and the current financial data would need to be sourced from the latest reports or official statements from SoundCloud.

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