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SoundCloud Raises $10 Million In Venture Funding To Scale Faster & Expand In U.S.

image from 2.bp.blogspot.com Last week, RootMusic received $2.3 million to help musicians build better Facebook pages and trueAnthem raised $2.9 million to take another shot at making ad-supported music market work. Then, X5 Music, a Swedish digital-only record label, landed $9 million in funding to help them expand into the U.S. market. Now, SoundCloud has announced receiving $10 million in a funding round led by Index Ventures and Union Square Ventures.*

Interviews with Fred Wilson and Mike Volpi below: 

The company intends to use this money to scale faster and be more present in the U.S. With this announcement, SoundCloud also posted short interviews with their new investors – Index's Mike Volpi and Union Square's Fred Wilson.

As it turns out, VCs don't hate music after all. Listen below or read them here.

Fred Wilson:

Thoughts on SoundCloud by fredwilson. Uploaded with SoundCloud Android

Mike Volpi: 

Mike Volpi Audio Blog on Friday morning by mvolpi. Uploaded with SoundCloud


*Reports indicate that SoundCloud actually raised this money last year, but only made the announcement now, because they were busy building music apps.