If you pay for pro uploads to SoundCloud, now you can earn money off your tracks. Sometimes referred to as the YouTube for audio, SoundCloud said the expansion would unlock revenue for hundreds of thousands of creators. Previously the program was open by invitation only to thousands of artists. Widening Premier has been a goal of the company's since at least early this year. SoundCloud has been a principal force for independent artists as streaming music became the de facto way most people listen to tunes. While music services like Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora have been instrumental in popularizing streaming with listeners, the easy uploads of SoundCloud, along with YouTube, have made them powerful tools for performers to get their music out, sometimes reaching heights of popularity once limited to stars backed by a major label. The new move comes less than three weeks after Spotify, the world's largest music service by listeners, opened up the chance for artists to upload directly. Initially, the feature is limited to a few hundred handpicked artists in the US. SoundCloud Premier pays artists a revenue share of 55 percent for their sound recordings.
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Username or email. Keep me signed in until I sign out. In October , Soundcloud announced that it will open its direct monetization program for Indie artists. However, the exact amount you can earn as an artist was not exposed to the public. So we did our own little research and found a number. The program, called SoundCloud Premier, was created in but has been limited to an invite-only beta until now.
SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website based in Berlin , Germany , that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio, as well as a DSP enabling listeners to stream audio. Started in by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, SoundCloud has grown to be one of the largest music streaming services reaching over million monthly users worldwide. SoundCloud has influenced the music industry through the success of many artists who have used the service to launch or advance their careers. SoundCloud was established in Berlin in August by Swedish sound designer Alexander Ljung and Swedish electronic musician Eric Wahlforss, and the website was launched in October A new APN was released in December which improved mobile device support and added features such as concurrent listening and site navigation, and the ability to create personal collections. In March , Twitter announced it would partner with SoundCloud in developing its first integrated music app.