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Theres an AD literally after every song


For the past 2 days I have been getting an Ad literally after every song, including simply when I change songs. This has to be a glitch because no other service has an ad every other song. I am NOT ranting about ads in general but after every song is excessive. Please give me an answer to this issue and not go on about how ads support artists and to pay for a subscription instead. This did not happen before so I am wondering why all of a sudden? Plus can you please get rid of these "Real Cost Tobacco" ads, that is literally the only ad Soundcloud plays and its pathetic I don't smoke and I doubt people who do will change their mind with that stupid ad.

Thank you

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I've been having this issue too recently, it's extremely annoying ugh. I tried restarting my computer and it temporarily stopped, but then the ads started becoming excessive again. So if you wanna stop it for a bit, it'll stop but I have no long term solution unless you want to restart your computer all the time.
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Hi there,

Please see here to learn why there are ads on SoundCloud in the first place: https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003447287-Ads-on-SoundCloud-

For an ad free experience, you can upgrade to our SoundCloud Go or SoundCloud Go+ subscription. https://soundcloud.com/go

Cheers
Mathis
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Problem number 1: I'm getting 30+ second ads after every song or two. Problem number 2: 95% of the ads I get are the stupid WestJet ones. Problem number 3: I keep getting ads even when I'm skipping tracks. Often times I will be getting two minutes of ads for every minute of music.

You guys need to fix this quick. I've just started looking into this and immediately found hoards of angry SoundCloud users who feel the same as I do. So many other services manage ads in a way that doesn't make you want to rip your ears and/or eyes out. You're at a point where people would rather pay money for a different service than use yours for free. Loyal fans feel betrayed and are abandoning ship because you guys got real greedy real fast.

Well, that's the end of my rant. I really hope it reaches the right ears because I'm about at my limit with these ads.
I used to choose this music platform over others because it was more creative and also had less ads. Now I notice that the ad rotation has increased significantly, to the point where I have to mute ads after every other song or so. It makes me feel like soundcloud users are losing another platform to the profit oriented mindset that permeates our current society and has led so many creatives to corrupt their original ideas and wishes. I hope it's going to get better again and not worse.
I've been listening to soundcloud for almost a year now. The reason why i speficically loved soundcloud is because i could listen to the same playlist on my phone or my computer.(conveniance basicly). But now. What do yall decide to do? Become better and add more reasons to use soundcloud? No. No. In the typing of this i have listened to two fucking reeces puffs commercials and 4 no smoking commercials. A i don't give a fuck about reeces puffs and i dont smoke. B WTF ARE YOU DOING. You are ruining the best platform for music out there rn because of straight greed. If you need more money actually use incentives or link it with discord or something idk but don't just make it impossible to go through your day with ads that you have to fucking close the browser because its soo cancerous. Welp looks like im back to creating custom playlist on youtube cuz fuck you soundcloud. If you fix it great. But looks like at least rn that im never going to use you. I have counted LITERALLY HOW MANY ADDS IM GETTING. I am getting 1 for every song i play. Thats 30 seconds of times where im screaming my head off that i hate soundcloud for roughly 2 minutes of calm peaceful calm. Please fix this.
From my experience, there is a way to completely bypass any ad on the pc version. Just reload the page as soon as the ad starts playing, and you should be golden. Been doing this for about 6 months and haven't heard more than a quick bleep of an ad before I reload the page and continue listening.
From my experience, there is a way to completely bypass any ad on the pc version. Just reload the page as soon as the ad starts playing, and you should be golden. Been doing this for about 6 months and haven't heard more than a quick bleep of an ad before I reload the page and continue listening.
This has actually worked very well, I think it might be the computer is stuck playing the same ad, so a simple refresh resets the ads. Refreshing has solved my problem 100% of the time, so I think it is just a little glitch. Hopefully it works for everyone else!
I just came here to complain about the exact same thing. I am a premiere subscriber and pay for this service, and I just got served the "go ads" listening to my OWN MUSIC. This is ridiculous. I pay to host my content so that my listeners don't have to get served ads or pay. If sound cloud is doing this "So that artists get paid" then why do the artists have to pay to host the content, and where's my check?
Hi there,

Please see here to learn why there are ads on SoundCloud in the first place: https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003447287-Ads-on-SoundCloud-

For an ad free experience, you can upgrade to our SoundCloud Go or SoundCloud Go+ subscription. https://soundcloud.com/go

Cheers
Mathis

Mathis this is ridiculous. Artists like me pay soundcloud to host our content so that listeners don't have to get ads in the first place. I never agreed to let Soundcloud make ad revenue off my content and I did not join soundcloud to monetize my content in the first place.

If you make people pay a premium fee to host content, then you should not also force people to pay for Go to get an ad free experience. I will leave the service if this doesn't get fixed pronto.

From my experience, there is a way to completely bypass any ad on the pc version. Just reload the page as soon as the ad starts playing, and you should be golden. Been doing this for about 6 months and haven't heard more than a quick bleep of an ad before I reload the page and continue listening.This has actually worked very well, I think it might be the computer is stuck playing the same ad, so a simple refresh resets the ads. Refreshing has solved my problem 100% of the time, so I think it is just a little glitch. Hopefully it works for everyone else!

After doing this for a while, I don't think this is a glitch. I think it is more of an exploitation of the RNG algorithm. This is because, occasionally, when you switch to another song an ad will play on that song.
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I love how the official reply is basically tough shit upgrade for no adds

I wish sites would stop slowly pulling this crap over time secretly pushing more ads and spamming more site filler even after complaints like theyre so sneaky so clever
though I know they understand they can get away with it since they have a large control over music related sites . . .
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I just came here to complain about the exact same thing. I am a premiere subscriber and pay for this service, and I just got served the "go ads" listening to my OWN MUSIC. This is ridiculous. I pay to host my content so that my listeners don't have to get served ads or pay. If sound cloud is doing this "So that artists get paid" then why do the artists have to pay to host the content, and where's my check?
you'll get it when you have enough $ to force them to pay you fees
it's all manipulation and broken online systems my boy
not the only site that does this for extra cash
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well then again any "free" site eventua;lly resorts to this crap to make enough money to pay for itself... then alittle extra on the side... then more extra- ect
Yeahthat truth tobacco now add crap doesn't do anything for a smoker's to be honest when I hear it I just want to light up another cigarette
soundcloud apperently think i smoke 100 cigars for 12 hours straight
for a music playing platform i shouldnt have this many ads between music and the ads themself are worse
these ads will

earrape you
shame you [for no reason?]
make you listen to dumb things
omg dude stop smoking specifically E CIGS you dumb shit [how would you know someone is smoking]
YEAH I KNOW U WANT THIS AD TO END YEAH IM SELFAWARE XD
get soundcloud pro to stop getting this message telling you to get soundcloud pro
hey did i tell you to stop smoking you would not beleive what i did to tim
*unnecessarily long ad for no reason*
get soundcloud go to stop getting this message telling you to get soundcloud go
A EPIDEMIC IS SPREADING WORLD WIDE TARGETING TEENAGERS btw this is just a vaping ad i just wanted to extend the time you hear this lol
I just want to say that I FUCKING HATE the ads!! they are SO shit! They are so repetitive! The same ad all the time.

Just put banner ads on the website. PLEASE!!
Or a sponsored ad in between tracks in the feed.

Side bar ads, banner ad at the top, sponsored ads in the stream!
This would not bother me.

I was once a paying user of SC, but my account got shut down for doing remixes (copyright), now with all these ads, I do not want to go back to being a paid subscriber.

I really loved this platform. Now its painful just to try and find new tracks in my feed

I get it, you need revenue to stay alive and ads bring that revenue in.

Fix the copyright issues, like youtube does it.
Do ads like other massive companies do it.

Rant over
Loyal fans feel betrayed and are abandoning ship because you guys got real greedy real fast.

Sounds about right.

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