At SoundCloud, creators have always been at the core of everything we do. We believe we’re only as vibrant as the people on our platform who create and drive the uniqueness of the SoundCloud community. We’re always working to provide the best platform for people to share their creativity, the most useful tools to build their audiences and get their music or audio discovered, and for a growing number of people, the opportunity to make money from the work they share on the platform.
To coincide with SoundCloud’s Artist Forum 2016 announced earlier this week, we’re sharing a handful of creator-focused updates before we kick off the event later today. No matter where you are in the world, you can join us for SoundCloud’s Artist Forum 2016 by clicking here to join our livestream.
Now on to the news…
We’re Sharing More Revenue With More People
Today marks another milestone for our revenue sharing program. Over the past several months, our team has streamlined and further automated the steps and processes to setup creators in our revenue sharing program – enabling us to invite more people, faster. This means a significant and ongoing increase in the number of independent artists invited to make money from the work they share on SoundCloud.
The SoundCloud Go and advertising launches across a number of countries are powering increases in revenues, which in turn allows us to invite more independent creators to the Premier partner program to share revenue. While the Premier program will continue to be invite only for now, our goal to eventually open the program up to everyone who shares their work on SoundCloud hasn’t changed. If you’re interested in becoming a part of the SoundCloud Premier program, click here to let us know.
We’ve rolled out the new processes to a group of creators today. Over the coming months, we look forward to a more widespread rollout where we’ll invite more and more independent creators from around the world to join.
New for SoundCloud Pulse: Edit track information & settings
Last year we launched SoundCloud Pulse, our creator-focused app that helps you keep track of your interactions and stats via your mobile device. Since its launch, we’ve rolled out several updates and continued to improve its feature set. And today, we’re adding a highly requested new feature – the ability to edit track titles, genres, tags and descriptions, and to choose whether a track is public, private or downloadable – all within the SoundCloud Pulse app.
You can access the edit feature by going to one of your tracks in SoundCloud Pulse and tapping the […] icon.
A New and Improved Creator Guide
Looking for best practices and tips on how you can optimize your presence on SoundCloud? Our recently updated Creator Guide is now available. You can check it out here.
The SoundCloud Creator Guide is our comprehensive handbook for getting the most out of your SoundCloud presence. It’s an especially great tool if you’re new to SoundCloud, but there’s also relevant information for anyone who wants to learn how to optimize tracks or profiles, or get the most out of our listener discovery features and algorithms.
Thank you and tune-in today
We’d like to say thank you to the tens of millions of creators who have uploaded more than 135 million tracks to SoundCloud for sharing your creativity with the world via our platform. Our connected community of creators, listeners, and curators, fueled by a genuine passion for music and all forms of creative audio content, is what makes SoundCloud an inherently unique people-powered music streaming service. We look forward to continuing to build a platform where your creativity can thrive, and a place for voracious lovers of music and creative audio content to discover the work you share on the platform.
And one final note, don’t forget to tune-in to the livestream of SoundCloud’s 2016 Artist Forum today beginning at 12:45pm ET. Click here for more information or you can check out the agenda below.
12:30 – 1:00 PM ET
Alex Ljung, Co-Founder and CEO of SoundCloud
1:00 – 1:45 PM ET
Panel: Building and Empowering Modern Day Music Creativity
Moderated by podcaster Combat Jack, hear from people across the creative spectrum on how they are using technology and SoundCloud to power creativity today. Panelists include artist Toni Romiti, producer !llmind, Burger Records founder Sean Bohrman and Senior Product Manager, Creators, Jami Welch.
1:45 – 3:15 PM ET
SoundCloud on the scene with livestream hosts Assante and Dustin
Catch up with creators on SoundCloud including Salva, Toni Romiti, and Sean Bohrman, get a look at the new SoundCloud Pulse update and more.
3:15 – 4:00 PM ET
Panel: From Creator to Purveyor: The Creative Journey with Sam Valenti,
Founder Ghostly International
An avid SoundCloud user for years, hear Valenti’s journey from local Detroit DJ to a unique force in American independent music.