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SoundCloud SoundCloud Next Wave: Discwoman Driving Diversity in NY Electronic Music Scene

“I think a sense of community is so affirming. If you feel alone in your endeavors, it’s a lot harder to progress. Whereas if you have a few peers supporting what you’re doing, it’s a lot easier to navigate in that world.”

“Extended Mix,” the newest episode from SoundCloud Next Wave, premieres today, featuring the New York-based platform, collective, and booking agency, Discwoman, as well as next-level electronic artist, Bearcat

The episode is the third installment of the mini-docuseries, which aims to shed light on the underground music scenes from around the world that are growing, thriving and driven by SoundCloud’s connected community of creators, listeners and curators.

The episode gives viewers an inside look at the artists’ special relationship to the expansive New York electronic music scene, as well as shares the backstory on the female collective’s rise to becoming one of the pivotal forces in shifting electronic music culture in New York to be more inclusive and diverse.  

SoundCloud Next Wave previously highlighted other exciting local creator communities that have been propelled by SoundCloud’s people-powered ecosystem including Toronto’s more soulful and groovy side with “Northern Stars,” and Los Angeles’ rising goth rap movement with “Degenerate Generation.”

Stay tuned for upcoming episodes featuring scenes from Brazil, London and Berlin.

Alex SoundCloud is here to stay.

Hey everyone,

There’s an insane amount of noise about SoundCloud in the world right now. And it’s just that, noise. The music you love on SoundCloud isn’t going away, the music you shared or uploaded isn’t going away, because SoundCloud is not going away. Not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future. Your music is safe.

Along with each of you, we’ve built this incredible creative community of artists, podcasters, DJs, producers and more who are the driving force in pushing culture forward in the world. That’s not going to change. Last week we had to make some tough decisions to let go of some of our staff, but we did this to ensure SoundCloud remains a strong, independent company.

Thank you for the outpouring of love and support. Some of you have asked how you can help–spread the word that we’re not going anywhere and keep doing what you’re doing–creating, listening, uploading, sharing, liking, and discovering what’s new, now and next in music. SoundCloud is here to stay.

Peace,
Alex

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.