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Alex SoundCloud Go launches today in the UK and Ireland

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Today, following the successful launch last month in the US, we’re excited to expand our new listener subscription service SoundCloud Go to the UK and Ireland.

With SoundCloud Go, you’ll experience an expanded catalogue of more than 125 million tracks (from the biggest artists to the unsigned and up and coming), plus additional features like offline listening to enhance your listening experience.

As part of our ongoing commitment to building an ecosystem where creators have opportunities to be paid for the work they share, beginning today, the free SoundCloud listening experience will now be supported by advertising in the UK and Ireland. And just like in the US, we are sharing part of that advertising revenue with a growing number of creators. When you hear an ad, artists get paid.

SoundCloud will continue to be the place to listen to, discover and share new tracks from emerging and established artists for free. With SoundCloud Go, that experience has been taken to the next level with access to even more tracks and offline and ad-free listening.

So, if you’re in the UK or Ireland, sign up now for a free 30-day trial of SoundCloud Go here, or through the latest version of the app. After the first 30 days, SoundCloud Go is £9.99 per month in the UK or €9.99 in Ireland on Android and £12.99/€12.99 on iOS. You can cancel anytime.

Want more details? Check out all of the specifics on SoundCloud Go in our US announcement blog post.

Got questions? Head over to our dedicated SoundCloud Go help section or ask questions directly in our forum.

And, as always, stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels for the latest from SoundCloud.

Alex Introducing SoundCloud Go

It’s a big day for the SoundCloud community – for both creators and listeners, newbies and those of you who’ve been with us from the beginning.

We’re happy to announce that SoundCloud Go, our subscription service for listeners, is now available in the U.S.

SoundCloud Go is the same SoundCloud you’ve known for years taken to the next level: with an expanded catalog of tracks that are new to the platform, new features and new functionality.

With SoundCloud Go, you get:

• Even more tracks from emerging and established creators – including the massive hits, the latest tracks from the biggest names, the sounds of the underground, the most engaging podcasts and the best of what’s up-and-coming – all in one place

The ability to listen offline on your mobile device without a cell signal or internet connection

An uninterrupted, ad-free listening experience

 

Ready to get started? Sign up for a free 30-day trial of SoundCloud Go here or through the latest version of the app. After the first 30 days, it’s $9.99 per month (or $12.99 per month if purchased through our iOS app). You can cancel anytime.

 

Have questions? We’ve got a full breakdown of what this means for SoundCloud listeners and creators below. Or learn more here.

 

Listeners

For listeners, there are now two awesome ways to experience SoundCloud. SoundCloud will continue to be the place to listen to, discover and share new tracks from emerging and established artists for free. With SoundCloud Go, the experience has also been expanded to include access to even more tracks, offline and ad-free:

 

Meet the expanded catalog

Emerging artists, upstart indies and brand new artists – the same community that brought countless up-and-coming creators to the mainstream is still here. Now, on the heels of licensing agreements with UMG, Sony, Merlin, Warner and others, tons of additional tracks will also be available right alongside your favorite new artists and indies. With SoundCloud Go, the catalog now includes a slew of new tracks and albums from the biggest names in music.

 

Take SoundCloud offline

Want to take your tracks and playlists wherever you go? SoundCloud Go’s got you covered. You can now make your likes and any of your playlists available for offline listening.

 

Another offline option for serious listeners: SoundCloud Go enables you to make all of your current and future likes and playlists available for offline listening. Liked tracks and playlists will become available in real time. Any future tracks or playlists you like or create will automatically save as well.

 

 

Whether you’re down in the subway, 30-thousand feet overhead or completely off the grid, with SoundCloud Go, you’ll have access to all your favorites offline.

 

No more interruptions

Ads help us earn money for artists, but they can sometimes interrupt your listening experience. We know that some users may want to remove anything that disrupts the experience of listening, whether that’s an audio ad in-between tracks or a display ad. SoundCloud Go allows you to do just that: remove interruptive ads from your experience.

 

Creators

With the launch of SoundCloud Go, creators can now reach more listeners in more places, and do so in the most diverse content ecosystem in audio streaming. In other words? Your tracks are in good company. With our algorithm-fueled discovery features, your best work could be queued up after a chart-topping hit – and your next biggest fan could be one click away.

SoundCloud Go subscribers in the U.S. will also have the option to take your tracks offline – meaning they’ll have access to your tracks and their plays will boost your stats regardless of whether or not they have a cell signal.

And, never fear: the totally free SoundCloud you know and love will always be here. You’ll still be able to reach the platform’s 175 million unique monthly listeners, whether they’re SoundCloud Go subscribers or not.

We’re always working on new ways to open up the SoundCloud platform and monetization tools to more creators and audiences – and that hasn’t changed. Your tracks are yours. You’ll still have control over who has access to them and how. Learn more >

Finally, if you’re a U.S.-based SoundCloud creator with a Pro Unlimited account, you’ll have access to SoundCloud Go at a discounted rate of $4.99 per month for the first six months of subscription time. Get SoundCloud Go >

 

Got more questions? Head over to our dedicated SoundCloud Go help section here or ask questions directly in our forum. We’re here to answer any questions you have about SoundCloud Go.

And, as always, stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels for the latest from SoundCloud.

 

 

Alex Announcing our partnership with Sony Music

Today, we’re happy to announce more big news for the SoundCloud community: our deal with Sony Music Entertainment is now complete. With more than 110 million tracks on the platform, the addition of SME’s repertoire will make SoundCloud even more vast and diverse.

 

What does this mean for listeners?

If you’re a SoundCloud listener, this means you’ll get even more tracks to discover and enjoy. You’ll soon have access to music from SME’s exceptional roster of emerging artists and global superstars.

 

What does this mean for creators?

If you’re an artist signed to SME or its affiliated and distributed labels, including those distributed by The Orchard and RED Distribution, you’ll now have a way to make money off your tracks on SoundCloud. You’ll also get access to SoundCloud’s promotional tools, analysis and data in order to build deeper direct relationships with your fans.

If you’re not directly signed to Sony, there’s still good news. This deal further strengthens SoundCloud’s unique ecosystem as a place where all forms of music and audio creation can live.

 

 

Having deals in place with all three major music labels means we can continue to build a unique platform and empower our community of more than 18 million artists to share their work and connect directly with their fans. It also means listeners will have even more excellent music and audio to discover.  

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