while its 2018 results will not be available until later this year, soundcloud says it has surpassed its 2018 growth plan and remains focused on two major ideas: expanding its creator business with a suite of useful artist tools and offering a unique listening experience for its “young, trendsetting, global music fans ” the latter will be increasingly tough as spotify, apple music and other big streaming services solidify their place as market leaders, but the former — a focus on music creation — is something in which soundcloud remains unsurpassed