Soundcloud’s woes continue after the company admitted accidentally making every user’s private tracks public for around 6 hours on September 6.
The company has sent an email to its customers explaining the issue, which they blame on a “coding issue” during some planned maintenance, and notified users that it was forced to reset all private links to secure all the tracks again
Obviously as far as mistakes go, this is pretty huge. It’s not clear if any unreleased music was copied during the mistake, but it stands to reason that some music that was meant to be private has been listened to, possibly even ripped, when it shouldn’t have been.
Lots of musicians use Soundcloud to share music privately, whether it’s for review purposes, collaborating, or when they’re about to a release new music – so the thought of everyone’s private tracks going public – even for short period of time – is not a good situation for anyone involved.
The fact that we had to find out via social media about @soundcloud leaking private tracks, didn’t even get an email warning, I’m appalled
— Madeaux (@Madeaux) September 7, 2016
Shoutout to Soundcloud for leaking every single private track on all of our accounts
— ZAXX (@ZAXXOfficial) September 7, 2016
SLOW CLAP SOUNDCLOUD. Not like I had a whole album on private or anything. pic.twitter.com/AHjb5rZ2Sz
— DABIN (@iamdabinlee) September 7, 2016
JESUS apparently soundcloud just made a bunch of private tracks public for a moment pic.twitter.com/DSIEvv9pOT
— Lenno (@helloimlenno) September 6, 2016