SoundCloud’s Subscription Service1 Comment
SoundCloud have unveiled their very own subscription service that is now available to both music creators and listeners: Soundcloud Go.
Frequent users of the existing SoundCloud service will notice that the main service remains the same, but now has an expanded catalogue of tracks, along with some new features and functionalities too.
What’s The Difference?
- More music – SoundCloud are using the phrase “From Top-40 to the underground” to illustrate their expanded catalogue, providing users with access to music from the biggest names in the industry to new and up-and-coming artists.
- Offline – Listen to music on your mobile device without an internet connection.
- Ad-free – Enjoy an uninterrupted ad-free listening experience.
SoundCloud have arranged licensing agreements with UMG, Sony, Merlin and Warner, amongst others, meaning that users can now listen to more tracks than ever before through SoundCloud Go.
Not only can you save tracks so that you can listen to them offline, but you can enable a function that allows you to automatically save all of your current and future like and playlists so that they will automatically become available for offline listening.
Listeners can also completely remove audio and display ads so that nothing will disrupt their listening experience.
What’s The Cost?
SoundCloud are offering a free 30-day trial of SoundCloud Go (available here) or through the app. After the 30-days runs out, the subscription is $9.99 per month (or $12.99 per month if purchased through the iOS app) with the ability to cancel anytime.
What About My Music?
For the artists creating the music, SoundCloud’s discovery features mean that your tracks can quite easily end up next up in the play queue next to some of the biggest names in the industry.
Your listening statistics will still receive a boost regardless of whether or not they are listened to online or offline and your account will remain free to use. You can also choose to exclude your tracks from offline listening in the edit menu of nay track.
To get involved with Soundcloud Go, make sure you fill out your profile information on the Client Zone and be sure to include your Soundcloud URL when asked.
SoundCloud Go is only currently available in the USA (and it’s territories), UK (and it’s territories), and Ireland but is expected to roll out to other countries later in the year.
Update on 10th May 2016: Soundcloud Go is now available in France.
Update on 14th September 2016: Soundcloud Go is now available in Australia and New Zealand.
Update on 19th October 2016: Soundcloud Go is now available in Canada.