Soundcloud, the German company continues to add new features to its platform that benefits artists.
It is very important for artists that their music gets distributed across platforms for music enthusiasts to consume. Soundcloud has now made it easy for all the artists on their platform to share their music to Spotify and Apple Music.
How has this been made possible?
The service is right now being trialed with artists who are Soundcloud premier users. They can share their music at no extra cost on top of the usual Pro monthly fee. The additional benefit here is that artists can keep 100% royalties through this service with themselves. Well, this is a great move after the monetization announcement that Soundcloud made last October.
When asked about this recent announcement, Kerry Trainor, the Chief Executive Officer of Soundcloud said –
‘Only Soundcloud empowers creators with a unified platform to instantly upload and share, connect with fans in real-time and get paid for their work everywhere–both on Soundcloud and across other leading music services.’
Of course, it goes without saying that you need to be a Soundcloud pro user. In addition to that you also need to have the Pro unlimited Soundcloud account, own all the rights to the music you are sharing and also have at least 1,000 plays in the past month.
With this move, Soundcloud has made a clear statement that they are now in the distribution market after Spotify. This is definitely going to spark discussions on the role of digital music and record labels in an artist’s life.
We see two benefits with this announcement. You can make money if your song gets picked up and if you are looking for a platform to get your music heard, this is the place and feature for you.
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