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SoundCloud is a music streaming platform that allows users to upload, share, and listen to music. It was founded by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007. Initially, it was a platform for musicians to share their music and collaborate with others. Later on, it became a popular destination for music lovers to discover new artists and tracks.

SoundCloud has evolved over the years, and in 2017, the company laid off 40% of its staff due to financial difficulties. The company has since been acquired by SiriusXM, a satellite radio company, in a $75 million deal. Under the new ownership, SoundCloud has continued to grow its user base and expand its offerings, including launching a new subscription service called SoundCloud Go+.

SoundCloud’s infrastructure is built on a microservices architecture using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Kubernetes. It uses various APIs to provide a seamless experience for users, including:

SoundCloud API: This API allows developers to access SoundCloud’s database of music and user information, as well as the ability to upload and modify content.

OAuth 2.0 API: This API provides secure authentication for third-party applications and allows users to grant access to their SoundCloud account without sharing their login information.

Embed API: This API allows users to embed SoundCloud tracks and playlists on other websites and applications.

SoundCloud takes security very seriously and has implemented several measures to protect user data. In 2017, the company suffered a security breach that affected 76 million user accounts. However, the company took immediate action to rectify the issue and reset all user passwords.

API performance is critical for SoundCloud’s success, and the company has invested heavily in optimizing its APIs. The company has not had any significant downtime incidents in recent years, and its APIs have been generally reliable.

The company has been praised for its role in promoting independent artists and has been criticized for not paying musicians fairly for their work. Additionally, the platform has been used by some artists to release exclusive music and collaborations, generating buzz and media attention.

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