February 7, 2023

The Sounder Hosting Platform Has Sunset — Thank You

Dear Sounder Creator Community,

As many of you know, we sunset our hosting platform last week, and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of our Sounder family.

Our company has reached its current stage of evolution because of your belief and investment in our platform, your enthusiasm and creativity motivating our teams to innovate, and your feedback guiding our improvements over the last three years. The outpouring of support after the sunset humbled us, and we're grateful for the close relationships we have developed with many of you.

Thank you for being such incredible partners and sharing in the excitement and possibilities that the art of podcasting uniquely allows. Our mission to improve the audio industry started with a passion for the creativity and diversity of voices in podcasting. It has been an honor to support you all in growing your shows and achieving the impact you sought in your community.

Closing our hosting platform was a difficult decision, but it was the right one for the next stage of our company's growth. We will continue to serve creators as a data company—by providing the information that enables higher quality and better advertising opportunities in audio. Our goal is to ensure that all creators are empowered with equal opportunities to connect with brands and monetize their content.

Thank you for everything so far, and we look forward to continuing to serve and staying close to this community that means so much to us. Simply put, without you, there is no Sounder. So please continue to push us forward as we work towards supporting the growth of the podcasting industry.


Kal & The Sounder Team

Kal Amin
Kal Amin is Sounder’s Co-founder and CEO. He has spent 20+ years in the media and technology space and has held executive roles at some of the leading global technology platforms. Prior to Sounder, Kal previously served as the VP of Global Business Operations at Spotify, GM of Sponsored Listings at AOL, Director of Global Market Development at Google, and most recently as the COO of content curation platform Flipboard.

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