Kaskade to Develop His Own Music Sharing Service

Image via Kaskade on Facebook
Image via Kaskade on Facebook

In what can only be labeled as an expected turn of events, Kaskade has officially confirmed the development for a new, non-SoundCloud related platform by which to share his music. Given recent career developments, this is not shocking news, as the iconic DJ/producer also confirmed in the same interview that he is also in the midst of compiling a new album.

What may be the most intriguing take on his recent interview with THUMP is that Kaskade also states that he’s been developing a new platform “for years,” which raises a few key questions. Foremost, if the top names in EDM were already aware of the potential pitfalls of SoundCloud “years” ago, what has slowed the development of these new, artist-specific downloading portals? Was there a belief that SoundCloud could possibly bridge the gap between artist, label, fan and copyright? And as well, what does this portend for the literal peer-to-peer musical sharing economy that has buoyed the rise of EDM over the past five years? If a gulf exists between top dance artists and SoundCloud, then what becomes of SoundCloud? With mainstream labels gaining sway over the service, a platform serving mainstream and fledgling independents could leave Soundcloud as a showcase of what the gulf between the 1% and 99% of modern music appears to possibly evolving into.

(Dancing Astronaut)