SoundCloud promotes COO to president

Longtime SoundCloud executive Michael Weissman has been promoted to the role of company president. He will be responsible for driving SoundCloud’s growth and strategy, including its subscription and advertising businesses, its marketing, and its content licensing. In addition, he will continue to manage the legal, human resources, and finance functions for the company. Weissman joined SoundCloud in 2017 and his previous post was chief operating officer.

“Mike is a proven leader whose strong business acumen and passion for the SoundCloud mission have been critical to helping us grow the world’s largest two-sided ecosystem of audio creators and passionate fans driving what’s next in music and audio,” CEO Kerry Trainor said. “Mike’s leadership will be invaluable as we accelerate into our next phase of growth, and continue to provide the most comprehensive tools for creators to build their careers first on SoundCloud. Congratulations to Mike on this well-deserved promotion.”

“I’m incredibly excited for what’s in front of us at SoundCloud,” said Weissman. “Since joining SoundCloud nearly two years ago, we’ve grown the business across all key metrics, established several key partnerships and expanded globally. I look forward to continuing to drive the business and furthering our commitment to help creators and fans connect. Thank you to Kerry and the SoundCloud board for this great opportunity.”

Anna Washenko