SoundCloud, Sound Proud

Apple Music, Spotify, and SoundCloud have many things in common. They each are a unique platform for artist to upload their music for their fans to listen to. You can download apps and keep them on your phone. Now, SoundCloud has entered the mixed in the competitive field of a subscription service.

Users can now play for an ad-free version of SoundCloud for only $9.99 a month ($12.99 for Apple-users because of the “Apple tax.”) While this was designed for the every-person user, this premium subscription also benefits artists and up-loaders. Here’s how:

  1. Access more in-depth stats about listeners (you can see where your demographic is located and information like that)
  2. The amount of time you upload increases from 6 hours to unlimited
  3. More customizable features from turning on public stats to pinning tracks and creating your own playlists

These features are just the baseline for the future. SoundCloud looks to creating another tier where creators will mix in licensed music with their own tracks.

SoundCloud has a very niche market where users create the content allowing the fans to really take the platform where they want it. Some question if SoundCloud’s subscription will keep up with the other platforms, but SoundCloud looks to utilize the ever-changing music industry.

SoundCloud CEO and co-founder Alexander Ljung said: “SoundCloud Go represents our vision of the future of music streaming: a platform for creators to collaborate on; for fans to discover the latest tracks, enjoy legendary music and connect with their favorite artists; and for our unique creative community to have the opportunity to be paid for their work. We are proud to offer the ultimate music streaming choice for both artists and fans and, together with the music industry, enable artists at all stages of their careers to be heard on SoundCloud.”

Try it for free with their 30-day trial today! 

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