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Music News: SoundCloud narrowly stays afloat, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” hit 300th week on Bi

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The streaming service SoundCloud is struggling financially and a vote today determined whether or not the company lives or dies. The service just closed the funding round to stay afloat as CEO Alex Ljung stepped aside.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/11/soundcloud-saved/

Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller album hits a big milestone today: it’s 300th week on the Billboard 200 charts. Thriller, originally released in 1982, is only one of 16 albums to spend so much time on the charts and holds the record for the most weeks by an artist spent at the coveted #1 spot…clocking in at an impressive 37 weeks.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/7898043/billboard-200-chart-moves-michael-jackson-thriller-300-weeks