Once groups were cancelled, the listens on the songs I post to Soundcloud plummeted to virtually nothing, and I really don't bother to upload my music there anymore, nor to go to Soundcloud to discover new music.
Should anything I like ever be taken down, I can still listen to it.
The good thing about music is that it is ultra portable so mixing music from many sources, services and providers is hardly a problem.
And you can clearly see that in how the market for online music works. Unlike video, which is so dysfunctional I'd be hard pressed to even say there is a market.
End result: despite streaming services I still spend $100s of dollars on music every year. 0 on video.
Hardly any service lets me buy and curate my own videos, without DRM, from several sources and build my own library which I can play on all digital devices out there.
It's just a few big giant services, each with their own DRM and limited platform support.
It's nowhere near a real market where I can pick and choose and providers compete on merit.
I know, because I worked on getting it shutdown. Not because I disliked the idea myself, but with no developers working on fixing it, the feature needed to be removed in order to cleanup the database spam and a huge chunk of a legacy code base.
We wanted to replace it, but nobody could convince management to fund it with headcount. But that's the story of SoundCloud, fantastic levels of miss-management.