Nell’infinita steppa dei servizi in streaming gratuiti, è difficile rimanere a galla, così le aziende tentano nuove mosse per dare una svolta al mercato, tra cui Soundcloud.

L’ultima della nostra beneamata Soundcloud? Dal 1 Luglio, la piattaforma di origine svedese ma ormai berlinese d’adozione, attuerà una politica più rigida verso la distribuzione del proprio materiale audio.

-Tutte le tracce che sono su siti terzi e che utilizzano l’API SoundCloud, saranno limitate ai primi 15.000 plays in un periodo di 24 ore prima che il link scada e risulti inutilizzabile.

Il motivo di questa filosofia di marketing? Ve lo facciamo spiegare dall’azienda stessa che ha di recente rilasciato quanto segue:

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At SoundCloud, we’re building an ecosystem where creativity thrives. Developers are an important part of that ecosystem. We’re continually inspired by how you use the SoundCloud API to support creators and listeners in innovative ways.

But as the ecosystem has grown, we’re dealing with an increasing number of applications that abuse creator content. To help us limit this type of behaviour, we’re introducing a daily rate limit on API play requests.

Beginning July 1, client applications will be limited to 15,000 play requests per 24 hour period.

Only a small number of developers will be affected by this change, and we’ll be contacting them via email to ensure a smooth transition.

What this means for you:

– You should review our developer documentation on rate limiting. Limiting API access is common for API providers. If you’re unfamiliar with rate limits or how they work, we’re here to help.

– You should monitor your play requests.

– Make sure the email account associated with your app is up-to-date, and keep an eye out for communication from our team.

In the coming months we’ll be introducing an application process for developers who’d like additional access.

This change is an opportunity for us to refocus our efforts and renew our commitment to developers. You’re an integral part of the SoundCloud community, and we look forward to seeing what you build next.”