3 things SoundCloud should do to stay afloat

3 things SoundCloud should do to stay afloat

No Comments 17 August 2017

SoundCloud gave music fans quite a scare last month when it laid off nearly half of its staff – people thought the indie music platform was going to go belly up in a matter of weeks. Luckily, it got a new lease of life last week when it scored a $170 million investment that should help keep the lights on for a good while.

The deal also mandated that CEO Alexander Ljung would be replaced by Vimeo exec Kerry Trainor; Ljung will stay on as chairman of the board, and Trainor will be joined by Vimeo’s Michael Weissman in the COO position.

Hopefully, that’ll make for some healthy changes in the way SoundCloud operates. But beyond just reshuffling upper management, there are a few things the company can do to stay alive, now that it’s starting a new chapter with a leaner team.

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Pandora Names Roger Lynch New Ceo, Michael Lynton Joins Board

Pandora Names Roger Lynch New Ceo, Michael Lynton Joins Board

No Comments 17 August 2017

Pandora has hired Roger Lynch as CEO and president, and a member of its board of directors, effective September 18, 2017.

Naveen Chopra, who has served as Pandora’s interim CEO since June 2017, will continue in his role as chief financial officer.

Lynch was the founding CEO of US-based OTT television platform Sling.tv, which launched in 2015. At Pandora, he succeeds Tim Westergren whose tenure as CEO of the music service ended in June.

In addition, Pandora announced it has also appointed former Sony Corp exec and current Snap Inc. Chairman Michael Lynton to its board of directors.

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420 Music & Arts Festival 2018 Submission Deadline

420 Music & Arts Festival 2018 Submission Deadline

No Comments 12 August 2017

Big Rock Brewery & METALHEADS UNITED are proud to announce they will be presenting a 2018 edition of the 420 Music & Arts Festival in Calgary, AB, Canada after a successful inaugural expo and concert series this past April.

Submissions for bands to perform at the 2018 420 Music & Arts Festival on April 19th, 20th and 21st are now open as of June 1, 2017 and will close on August 31, 2017.  This year’s festival will also be expanding its line up from stoner rock/stoner metal, doom, psychedelic and heavy blues to also include reggae, ska, blues, R&B and hip-hop.

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