Amid reports that SoundCloud’s days were limited, three-time Grammy winner Chance the Rapper took to twitter to reveal he’s “working on the SoundCloud thing.”
The unsettling reports that the music-streaming platform only had funding to last roughly 50 days left social media users in an uproar. The company had just laid off 40 percent of their staff, and the fate of the popular platform was suddenly uncertain. However, when the 24-year-old Chicago native, who credits SoundCloud with some of his success in the industry, reached out to save the day.
“Just had a very fruitful call with Alex Ljung. @SoundCloud is here to stay,” Chance tweeted, just hours before the company revealed the news on their page as well.
“*airhorn* Spread the word: your music isn’t going anywhere. Neither are we,” SoundCloud tweeted. “We’re gonna keep providing you with the tools to discover, share and connect.”
Ljung took to the SoundCloud website to futher discuss the matter; saying the reports were blew out of proportion.
“The music you love on SoundCloud isn’t going away, the music you shared or uploaded isn’t going away, because SoundCloud isn’t going away,” he wrote. “Not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future. Your music is safe.”