SoundCloud Get all of SoundCloud for 50% off with SoundCloud Go+ for Students

Whether you want lo-fi beats for studying or playlists for spring break, you can now unlock the ultimate in music discovery for $4.99 a month*. With SoundCloud Go+ for Students, you’ll get 50% off a premium streaming subscription while keeping 100% of the benefits: like unlimited downloads for offline listening, ad-free streaming of everything from mainstream releases to DJ sets, remixes and exclusive content, and high quality audio so you can experience tracks as they were meant to be heard.

To get SoundCloud Go+ for Students, simply visit this link, and once we’ve confirmed your student status, you’ll be on your way to more music with no limits…for less. With instant access to tomorrow’s hits the second they’re uploaded, you can flex your tastemaker status and find the music your friends will be listening to next year. And when you’re not busy scanning your feed for the next big thing, you can connect to artists in real-time – because SoundCloud is the only platform where fans and creators interact and move music culture forward together. So keep giving your two cents in the comments and pressing that Share button, and know that your actions on SoundCloud are empowering creators to make their best possible work.

And the support doesn’t end there. When you upgrade to SoundCloud Go+ for Students, you’re directly supporting the millions of creators who are building their careers on SoundCloud.

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SoundCloud With the beta release of SoundCloud Premier distribution, you can now get paid for your plays everywhere

From uploading your first track to making money from your music, SoundCloud empowers you to take the next step at any stage in your career. And now, with the beta release of SoundCloud Premier distribution, you can get payouts from all major music services including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Instagram, Spotify, Tencent and YouTube Music, without ever leaving SoundCloud – and at no added cost to your Pro or Pro Unlimited account.  

With the first and only distribution tool built directly into a streaming platform, you can think of your SoundCloud account as mission control for your music: the only place where you can share tracks instantly, connect with your fans, manage your content, and get paid for your plays – everywhere. Simply choose from your uploaded tracks and albums and distribute to all major music services while keeping 100% of your rights and payouts (we take nothing) and getting streamlined payments directly from SoundCloud.

Our direct monetization program, SoundCloud Premier, is available at no additional cost to all eligible Pro and Pro Unlimited subscribers who are 18 years of age or older, creators of original music, have zero copyright strikes, and at least 1,000 monetizable track plays. Eligible creators will be notified via email and in-product notifications over the next few weeks, and in the meantime, you can learn more here. If you think you’d be eligible but haven’t gone Pro, you can upgrade now and we’ll be in touch if/when you qualify. In addition to one revenue stream that reigns supreme, you’ll get the pro tools to level up your career, so that you can grow your audience and make even more music to distribute.

SoundCloud Celebrating the 200 millionth track uploaded to SoundCloud: Francesca Lombardo’s “Eye Ring”

Photo of Francesca Lombardo by William Worrell (http://www.williamoliverworrell.com/)

Meet Francesca Lombardo – a London-based DJ and classically-trained vocalist who has performed at IMS Dalt Vila, Burning Man and Tomorrowland and is dropping her debut album, “Life of Leaf” on February 15th. Her genre-transcending talents are the main reason you should stream her latest release, but here’s another big one: her single, “Eye Ring,” is the 200 millionth track uploaded to SoundCloud. That’s 200 million uploads…that have launched careers, created movements and resulted in what SoundCloud is today: the most diverse community of creators and catalog of music that exists nowhere else.

Although uploading the 200 millionth track is seemingly lottery-level random, “Eye Ring” is actually a prime example of the boundary-pushing content that SoundCloud is known for. The track is tagged #dance, but it’s so much more than that: it’s a mash-up of all the sounds Lombardo loves. It opens with piano notes and lush vocals; strings sneak in and gently support and sway the melody like a hammock. At 1:35 the beat pounds in like a heartbeat through a stethoscope, creating a classical-contemporary result that both Enya and Robyn would approve of.

We were able to sit down with Lombardo last week and find out more about this artist who blurs the lines of dancefloor and dreamscape, who didn’t let a studio fire (like actual fire) stop her from recording this track, and who has amassed nearly 50K followers on SoundCloud. To distill it down to the bones, she kept creating and she never gave up. So who knows? Maybe our next big milestone will be your next upload.

Read on to get to know all of the sides of multi-disciplinary artist Francesa Lombardo, and stream “Eye Ring” below.


Tell us about the track “EyeRing”?

The track is mostly a combination of all the sounds I love, drawing upon all my musical influences from an early age up to now. From the string arrangements to my choice of lyrics, “Eye Ring” helped me reconnect with what music composition means to me and it felt right making it the first song on my album.

What was the writing / recording process for “Eye Ring” …your creative process in general?

Once I had written the initial idea and structure for “Eye Ring,” I worked with my friend Andrew Waterworth on the kinds of string arrangements that I wanted to run throughout the track. We recorded these with some very talented players in London. Unbelievably, during these sessions while we were out for lunch, the studio caught on fire with all of our instruments inside; the fire brigade turned up while we waited outside in the cold and thankfully nothing was damaged. We recorded the rest of the strings in the thick leftover smoke!

How have you built up a following using SoundCloud?

I’ve worked hard to keep a steady release of music over the years, across other labels and my own, as I always want my fans to come back to something new. SoundCloud is also a great place to archive my mixes, radio shows and remixes that have happened over the years, which I think gives a good representation of how I have evolved and what I do as an artist across my various projects.

What are your plans for 2019 and beyond?

The album comes out this Friday, February 15, 2019we have some launch parties planned and some initial live shows in the works across the globe. Of course, I will continue to DJ and release music – and I’m already working on tracks for the next album.