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Alex Introducing On SoundCloud, our new creator partner program

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Here’s some more detail about On SoundCloud, our new creator partner program. Here’s the full breakdown.

On SoundCloud has three tiers: Partner, Pro and Premier.

The Partner tier is for you if you’re just getting started: it’s free and easy to join the community, share your first track, receive feedback and get basic stats.

The Pro Partner level is a paid offering if you’re ready to take the next step On SoundCloud. Pros get more upload time, advanced tools, features like Spotlight and detailed stats. As an added benefit, at the Partner and Pro levels, we’ve increased upload time by 50% — you’ll get it automatically if you already have a Pro or free account.

At the Premier partner level, creators will have the opportunity to make money from their tracks through advertising. It also includes Pro features and more benefits. At launch, entry to the Premier tier is by invitation. Monetization occurs only on content when it’s played in the US. We’ll open up the program to more creators and more countries as fast as we can.

The introduction of advertising is an important step for creators. Every time you see or hear an ad, an artist gets paid. If you’re in the US, you’ll start to experience occasional ads from our brand partners. We’re bringing ads on gradually. In addition to supporting creators, ads will keep the service free and open for people to listen to SoundCloud. Audio ads will only be served on the content of Premier Partners with their explicit consent. If you have a Free, Pro or Pro Unlimited account, you will not have any audio ads placed on your tracks.

Creators have been at the heart of SoundCloud from the beginning. As we continue to develop our creator partner program we will bring you more tools, support, offerings and opportunities. We can’t wait to hear what you create On SoundCloud!

Alex Our house, in the middle of our street

Last week we shared the news of our new home in New York City. Today, we’re thrilled to be moving into our brand-new global headquarters in the heart of the city where SoundCloud got its start: Berlin.

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Our new HQ will be home to over 200 employees working in all kinds of functions: product, engineering, design, community, finance, brand, legal, people, and more. That’s a lot of folks to cater for, so the state-of-the-art interior in our space in this former brewery has been designed from scratch in line with the company’s needs and values. The result: an environment where we can all learn, collaborate and share knowledge.SoundCloud

Home is where our music’s playing, so we made sure to include top-class AV equipment as well as a dedicated recording studio for employees and community members to use. Staying connected with our other offices is super important, so there’s plenty of space for visiting team members coming in from NYC, London and San Francisco — plus meeting rooms named after neighborhoods in their cities like Tribeca, Shoreditch and Mission to keep us all close.SoundCloud

And we’re not just keeping it to ourselves: we’ve designated plenty of space for a crowd and we want there to always be something happening. We can’t wait to host local organizations for hackathons, talks, conferences and more in order to foster great collaborations within the surrounding Berlin tech community.

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Alex Open On 5th Ave: SoundCloud’s New York City Office

It’s been just over a year since we let you know that SoundCloud was setting up shop in New York City. Now, we’re thrilled to share that we’re setting down real roots in the concrete jungle where dreams are made. This week we’re opening our very own first official space on 5th Avenue by 18th Street, right in the heart of New York’s media and content industries.

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Welcome to SoundCloud New York City!

Creativity has always been at SoundCloud’s heart, so it’s been clear to us for a while that our biggest home in the US needed to be at the center of the creative industries: music, publishing, arts and audio. Between our music partners in Los Angeles and London, and our tech colleagues in San Francisco and Berlin, New York City is a perfect home for growing the US SoundCloud team.

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Here’s where the lunch magic happens.

Want to be part of it? Great! A year ago, our NYC team was just two people in a tiny temporary office; since then, we’ve grown to 20, with plans to double our numbers by the end of 2014, led by our CBO Jeff Toig. If you’re in sales, marketing, music & audio content, product, or engineering, keep a close eye on our jobs page for opportunities. Ready to level up? Get in touch: we’re looking for the cream of the crop.

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Could one of these desks be for you?