SoundCloud Announces Chief Content Officer Departure

New York, NY – Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – SoundCloud announced today that Chief Content Officer, Stephen Bryan, will be leaving the Company. To ensure a smooth transition, Bryan will remain in his current role through June 30th.


Bryan joined SoundCloud three years ago as the Company was preparing for the launch of its first consumer subscription plan. He played a critical role in closing key label and publishing deals for SoundCloud, which enabled the launch of both SoundCloud Go+ and the Company’s new mid-priced subscription plan, SoundCloud Go.


“Stephen’s ability to negotiate favorable deals for SoundCloud with key industry players was instrumental in getting us to where we are today, and we wish him the best,” said Alex Ljung, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, SoundCloud. “Under Stephen’s leadership, our world-class content, strategy, and creator products teams established pivotal industry partnerships that prepared us for our next phase of growth. We have a clear path forward, and are well-positioned to expand on what differentiates SoundCloud: providing a unique platform and music discovery experience that our creators and listeners are passionate about. This continued evolution would not be possible without the immense talent across our organization.  We are pleased to have such a deep bench of talent at SoundCloud to help us continue to drive our mission to give people the power to share and connect through music.”

Reflecting on his time with SoundCloud, Stephen Bryan said, “I am grateful to have been a part of such an amazing team and am proud of what we accomplished together. I’m confident our industry partners are in great hands and I look forward to following SoundCloud’s continued success. I’ll be sharing more regarding my future plans soon.”


Bryan’s direct reports will assume his core responsibilities, and they and their respective teams will report directly to members of SoundCloud’s executive leadership team. SoundCloud does not have immediate plans to recruit for Bryan’s successor.

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