Spotify is a clear leader in the pay for music streaming market,while Soundcloud is a overwhelming favourite across he world .What adds to the popularity of Soundcloud is the fact that it is available worldwide as opposed to Spotify which is present only across a few countries
Traffic and Popularity : In terms of traffic Spotify ranks 336 in Alexa globally, while in US it ranks 163 whileSoundCloud ranks 166 in Alexa globally, while in US it ranks 121. This means Soundcloud is the number one choice for free " music streaming" or music sharing services .Soundcloud is extremely popular in the United States too
SoundCloud is available to global users as compared to Spotify which is available only to
USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Mexico, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Iceland.