Soundcloud Go Launches As Paid Subscription Service
March 29, 2016 at 1:41 PM (PT)
SOUNDCLOUD GO, a subscription service that offers an additional layer of music and intuitive supporting features, created to complement and enhance the existing experience, launched today. These new features include: accessing a significantly expanded catalog of the greatest established and hottest emerging artists; listening to content offline; and enjoying ad-free, uninterrupted listening of over 125 million tracks from the 12 million creators heard each month on SOUNDCLOUD.
SOUNDCLOUD GO gives access to the full repertoire of artists signed to independent labels and major labels alike. Rolling out today in the U.S. and in other territories this year, SOUNDCLOUD GO is priced at $9.99 per month, with a free 30-day trial.
SOUNDCLOUD GO includes offline listening, and total control over what music you choose to take offline. Subscribers will also benefit from ad-free, uninterrupted listening across both the web and supporting mobile applications. The new offering comes on the heels of deals signed with all three major record groups -- UNIVERSAL, SONY MUSIC and WARNER MUSIC -- as well as MERLIN, representing the leading independent companies
Commented SOUNDCLOUD founder and CEO ALEXANDER LJUNG: "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."
In AUGUST 2014, the company launched its advertising program to ensure its community of creators have the opportunity to earn money for the work they share with the world, and now with the addition of listener subscriptions, SOUNDCLOUD continues to build the most progressive artist remuneration system in the world. SOUNDCLOUD has made huge strides towards a unique system where all forms of creative expression -- from classic tracks to new remixes -- can thrive, while ensuring rightsholders are fairly respected and compensated for their work.
SOUNDCLOUD GO is available through SOUNDCLOUD's existing apps on the iOS App Store and GOOGLE PLAY from today in the U.S., with other territories to follow this year. Subscribers can enjoy a 30-day free trial, after which a $9.99 monthly subscription fee will apply for ANDROID and web users and $12.99 for iOS users. For all active PRO UNLIMITED creator subscribers a discounted rate of $4.99/month will apply for the first six months of their SOUNDCLOUD GO subscription. For more information go to soundcloud.com/go.