The majority of real musicians that use your website have been watching their stats steadily decline since Aug 22 because you removed groups. The message said you will be replacing it with something better?... Where is it? Groups was the only thing that helped users to promote their own music. Our only choice now on your website is to start sending annoying messages to random people asking them if they would plz plz listen to our songs. Nobody wants that. The reason the research you did showed that more people were getting more account activity through messages and not as much in groups is because that's how many fake advertisement accounts are on your website. It's pathetic how you let thousands of these small advertisement companies leech off your success. And now, because the hundreds of thousands of fake accounts are creating more traffic on your website than the actual users, you go and tailor the website to the needs of these douche companies and leave the real users and musicians with no way to promote their music. Groups was the ONLY good thing about soundcloud. It was the only reason I had a soundcloud account, and it's the only way on your website to get listens, likes, follows, reposts, and downloads without begging random users to play our sounds. I think it's unethical and rude to beg people I don't know to listen to my music, but apparently you all don't. I hope you fix it soon, or you won't be seeing me on soundcloud anymore. Good luck.