Streaming music is an incredibly difficult business to be in, and most competitors simply can’t survive. Even if a company is able to attract millions of paying subscribers—which only a handful have, even by this point—that doesn’t mean it will be able to break even, and even the most successful names in the business, such as Spotify and Tidal, are facing financial woes, while both Pandora and SoundCloud may not be around much longer (at least in the same form we know them now).
The internet is littered with mentions of once-beloved streaming music platforms that bit the dust at one point or another, as well as some that were acquired. Let’s take a moment to remember them, as they all contributed something to the current musical landscape that is concerned with all things streaming.
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