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SoundCloud Introducing the new SoundCloud Go

Today, we’re giving you even more choice in how you experience SoundCloud with the introduction of our new mid-priced subscription plan that lets you take SoundCloud’s free, ad-supported offering offline and ad-free for *$4.99. Beginning today, the mid-priced plan becomes SoundCloud Go, while our premium subscription, which launched last year as SoundCloud Go, is now SoundCloud Go+.

With the introduction of SoundCloud Go, you now have three ways to experience SoundCloud: SoundCloud’s free, ad-supported offerings, SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+.

SoundCloud Subscription Plans

The new SoundCloud Go plan gives you the first, fully on-demand listening experience at this price point. This means full control to choose the exact tracks you like, play them anytime, anywhere, as many times as you’d like. 

The addition of SoundCloud Go not only gives you more freedom to choose the experience that fits you best, it also enables us to increase revenue to further expand our revenue sharing program for creators. As shared last year, we streamlined and further automated the process to get creators into our SoundCloud Premier program. We  continue to grow the SoundCloud Premier program in line with the growth of our revenue streams, inviting more and more creators every month.

SoundCloud Go and SoundCloud Go+ are available through SoundCloud’s existing apps on the iOS App Store, Google Play or by logging on to soundcloud.com/go in the US, UK, Ireland, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Germany. You can sign up for a free, 30-day trial of SoundCloud Go or SoundCloud Go+, after which a monthly subscription fee applies: SoundCloud Go is *$4.99 (web/Android)/*$5.99 (iOS) per month in the US, SoundCloud Go+ is *$9.99 (web/Android)/*$12.99 (iOS) per month in the US. iOS users can avoid the App Store surcharge by visiting soundcloud.com/go instead.

*For SoundCloud Go pricing details in your country, please visit soundcloud.com/go, iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.

SoundCloud Recent questions from the community

There have been a number of incoming questions this week from our community around creativity and content on SoundCloud. Today, through a number of agreements with labels, publishers and other partners, there are far fewer takedowns of various forms of content – including DJ sets – shared on SoundCloud. It’s clear from our conversations and agreements with the industry and creative community as a whole, that enabling a place for all forms of creativity to live is important, and that SoundCloud can be that place.  

With that, it’s important to note takedowns are at the request of creators. While the agreements we have in place across the industry have greatly lessened the likelihood of takedowns, as a creator driven platform, we respect all creators, and therefore we respect the rights of all creators who request to have their content removed.

As always, SoundCloud’s aim is to continue building a unique ecosystem where all forms of expression can live and thrive. The community of creators who gather, share their work and collaborate on SoundCloud is hugely important to us. Creators on SoundCloud continue to be a driving force in pushing culture forward in the world, and we are honored to be the place to help amplify the millions of creative voices who call SoundCloud home.  

SoundCloud Willkommen in Deutschland, SoundCloud Go

 

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SoundCloud Go kommt nach Deutschland

Es war viel los in diesem Jahr. Seit März haben wir unser Hörerabonnement SoundCloud Go in sieben Ländern eingeführt. Heute treten wir in einen weiteren wichtigen Markt ein und machen SoundCloud Go in dem Land verfügbar, in dem SoundCloud begann, nämlich in Deutschland.

Viele der für SoundCloud als Plattform und Unternehmen so wichtigen Werte – Offenheit, Experimentierfreudigkeit, Gemeinschaft, befähigende Kreativität, Fördern des Schaffens von Kultur, um nur einige zu nennen – sind teilweise infolge des Einflusses der Kunst- und Musikszene von Berlin entstanden, wo sich unser Hauptsitz seit 10 Jahren befindet.

SoundCloud Go bietet Hörern offline werbefreies Zuhören sowie vollen Zugriff auf den weltweit größten Musik- und Audio-Streaming-Katalog – derzeit 135 Millionen Tracks.

Unser Katalog erweitert sich ständig sowohl in Hinblick auf Größe als auch auf Vielfältigkeit. Seit März wurden mehr als 10 Millionen Tracks von Künstlern hinzugefügt, von den neuesten Talenten bis hin zu einigen der größten Namen in der Musikwelt. Außerdem haben wir eine Reihe von Funktionen eingeführt, wie „Sender” und „Vorgeschlagene Tracks”, die den Nutzern ermöglichen, noch mehr Musik zu entdecken, die oftmals nirgendwo sonst gehört werden kann.

Wir engagieren uns für die Erweiterung der Anzahl von Autoren, die die Möglichkeit haben, für die Arbeit bezahlt zu werden, die sie auf SoundCloud teilen. Die Einführung von SoundCloud Go und Werbung in Deutschland und in anderen Ländern steigert die Erträge, was uns wiederum ermöglicht, mehr unabhängige Autoren zum Premier-Partnerprogramm für eine Umsatzbeteiligung einzuladen.

SoundCloud Go steht in Deutschland im Netz, iOS App Store und auf Google Play zur Verfügung und kostet 9,99 € pro Monat mit einem kostenlosen 30-Tage-Probelauf. iOS-Benutzer können den App Store-Zuschlag (12,99 € pro Monat) vermeiden, indem sie stattdessen soundcloud.com/go besuchen.

Mit SoundCloud Go gibst du deinem Hörerlebnis den entscheidenden Kick:

  • Offline- und werbefreies Zuhören ohne Previews.
  • Ein erweiterter Katalog mit mehr als 135 Millionen Tracks. Du erhältst das Beste von Künstlern, die bei den größten Labels der Welt unter Vertrag sind, zusammen mit dem Besten der Freischaffenden und Neustarter.

Du willst mehr erfahren? Besuche unsere SoundCloud Go Website direkt hier.

 

English Translation

It’s been a busy year. Since March, we’ve launched our listener subscription SoundCloud Go in seven countries. Today we move into another major market and make SoundCloud Go available in the country where SoundCloud started, Germany.

Many of the values so important to SoundCloud as a platform and a company – openness, experimentation, community, enabling creativity, fostering the creation of culture – to name just a few, are due in part to the influence of the art and music scenes of Berlin, where our headquarters has been located for the last 10 years.

SoundCloud Go offers listeners offline, ad-free listening plus full access to the largest music and audio streaming catalog in the world – currently 135 million tracks.

Our catalog is always expanding in both size and diversity. Since March, more than 10 million tracks have been added from artists ranging from the freshest, raw talent to some of the biggest musical names in the world. We’ve also launched a number of features such as Stations and Suggested Tracks that enable users to discover even more music, much of which can’t be heard anywhere else.

We’re dedicated to expanding the number of creators that have opportunities to be paid for the work they share on SoundCloud. Launching SoundCloud Go and advertising in Germany and other countries powers increases in revenues, which in turn allows us to invite more independent creators to the Premier partner program to share revenue.

SoundCloud Go is available in Germany on web, iOS App Store and Google Play, and priced at 9.99 € per month, with a free 30-day trial. iOS users can avoid the App Store surcharge (12.99 € per month) by visiting soundcloud.com/go instead.

With SoundCloud Go, you take your listening experience to the next level with:

  • Offline and ad-free listening, and no previews.
  • An expanded catalog of more than 135 million tracks. You’ll get the best from artists signed to the biggest labels on the planet, right alongside the best of the unsigned and up-and-coming.

Want to know more? Head right over to our SoundCloud Go page, here.