Sony Yanks Adele, Hozier and More From SoundCloud

Sony Music has pulled music by more than half a dozen artists, including Adele , Hozier, Miguel , Kelly Clarkson and Passion Pit , from SoundCloud, after the companies reportedly failed to broker a payment plan. A source recently told Billboard that a "lack of monetization opportunities" was the reason for the removals. Other artists affected include MS MR and Leon Bridges, the latter of whom garnered the attention that led to his deal with Sony via SoundCloud. The company announced its first remuneration strategy last summer when it debuted On SoundCloud, an ad-supported version of the service. The service offers free, paid and "invite" levels, offering promotional tools, promoted content and revenue sharing for the upper-tiered plans.



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