SoundCloud Could Be Bought Out By Google + Sony & Universal's Stakes Are Revealed

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A rough approximation (not taking into account individual value of shares – which are likely to increase these stakes slightly) gives Universal a 4% holding in the company, with Sony on 3% and Warner on somewhere between 1% and 2%.

If SoundCloud was sold for $500m, the majors would therefore get a cut of around $45m between them.

These share percentages are likely to have been diluted as SoundCloud has taken on more investment since agreeing to apportion Universal and Sony equity as part of global licensing deals in 2016.