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Piracy has been an ongoing trend since the dawn of the internet. Even if music streaming services are available, people still choose to pirate music. Because well, it's free! But, the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work is called piracy. Piracy is illegal. So, downloading copyrighted music from anywhere is illegal. Despite the problem with piracy, a lot of artists still choose to use Soundcloud for their work. Soundcloud is one of those platforms where artists can distribute their music. Gain enough plays, fame, and thus, becoming a full-fledged recording artist. The best example for famous SoundCloud artists that gained fame, is Post Malone. Post Malone got his ride to fame when he posted White Iverson back in February 2015. It gained more than a million plays within a month. His other songs garnered over 20 million plays. This made him one of the most successful artists from SoundCloud. Another example is Kygo. He made a remix for Ed Sheeran's I See Fire and it has gained more than 70 million plays. He was also able to play for the Olympics in 2016.
Due to the demand for good music, people are now able to download SoundCloud songs with the SoundCloud Go. Other streaming services also has the feature for downloading songs legally. In this way, people are able to support their favorite artists by listening to their music. Streaming has also made listening to music accessible. High-quality music doesn't take up so much space like it used to. Enjoying good music doesn't have to be a crime.