SoundCloud Names Michael Weissman as CEO in 2021

SoundCloud announced that President, Michael Weissman, will succeed Kerry Trainor as the company’s next Chief Executive Officer — effective January 2021. Weissman succeeds longtime colleague and partner, Trainor, who will remain a member of the Board of Directors.

“I’m honored to lead SoundCloud’s next chapter,”

said Michael Weissman, President, SoundCloud.

“The company is in one of its most exciting moments in its history, and I’m thrilled to work alongside SoundCloud’s team and Board to lean into our unique position and opportunity in music. Kerry and I have worked together for nearly a decade, and I want to thank him for his vision and leadership to reposition SoundCloud for growth and, personally, for his partnership, friendship, and support for me to take the helm.”

Since joining the company in 2017, Weissman has been a key leader in driving SoundCloud’s growth. He joined the company as Chief Operating Officer, and was promoted to President in 2019. He has been instrumental in expanding SoundCloud as the principal architect of some of the company’s key strategic initiatives including its music licensing efforts, its U.S. ad sales partnership with Pandora, and the acquisition and integration of artist services company, Repost Network.

Alongside strong business performance, SoundCloud continues to build the world’s largest open audio platform with over 250 million tracks, 12 million creators heard every month, and over 80,000 artists now monetizing their music directly with SoundCloud. It is the #2 music app on iOS in the U.S., engaging the youngest, most diverse audience of any major audio service.

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