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SoundCloud Share new music on SoundCloud directly to Instagram Stories

 

Say goodbye to screenshots. Starting today you can share your music discoveries from SoundCloud directly to your Instagram Stories. Scanning the New & Hot charts to find your next favorite song or artist is hard work – work that now delivers an immediate reward, because easily shared, means easily heard.

As an artist, you can post a link to the single you just dropped so your followers can connect directly to the track on SoundCloud and access your new music on the spot. With mobile commenting, your fans can listen and give you feedback in real-time.

Here’s how the new feature works:

  1. In the latest version of the SoundCloud app, find a track you want to share
  2. Tap the share icon at the bottom of your screen
  3. Tap the Instagram icon or select “Share to Instagram Stories” (depending on what phone you’re using)
  4. Share the link with all your followers directly to your Instagram Story

It’s that simple. So discover new music, share it with the world and enjoy the journey while uncovering your next favorite song because what’s next in music is first on SoundCloud.

The new feature begins rolling out to users today, and is available via the latest versions of the SoundCloud and Instagram mobile apps on iOS and Android.

SoundCloud SoundCloud Premier monetization is now available for all eligible SoundCloud Pro and Pro Unlimited content

Playcounts now equal creator payouts. Beginning today, SoundCloud Premier, our direct monetization program, is opening up to all Pro and Pro Unlimited subscribers with eligible content – meaning that hundreds of thousands of independent creators can start getting paid for their streams. We’re expanding SoundCloud Premier because from day one, our commitment has been to growing your career as a creator, so that you can make more money doing what you love.

Why should you monetize directly with SoundCloud Premier?

  • Leading revenue share: SoundCloud meets or beats any other streaming service.
  • Faster payouts: We pay you directly each month so you’ll have cash in your pocket faster.
  • Comes with Pro: The program is accessible to all eligible Pro subscribers at no additional cost.
  • Instant availability: On SoundCloud, your uploaded tracks are available for immediate discovery and monetization – no waiting.
  • Direct access to your fans: You get real-time feedback and engagement from SoundCloud’s massive global community.

Any music that you monetize with SoundCloud Premier is non-exclusive and you retain all of your rights. You’ll be in good company – joining the lineup of SoundCloud Premier creators of past and present like Chance the Rapper, Kali Uchis, Lil Uzi Vert, $UICIDEBOY$, Alina Baraz, Towkio, Louis the Child, Lil Yachty, and blackbear, who’ve seen their streams lead to music milestones like GRAMMY nominations, top hits and festival headlines.

So, how do you know if you’re eligible?

You must be an independent creator and a Pro or Pro Unlimited subscriber. For now, we’re opening the program up to original music content only, but stay tuned for more details as we continue to expand.

We’re starting out by inviting creators with 5,000 plays in the past month (from SoundCloud monetized countries: US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand), then scaling over time to as many creators as possible. So we recommend you keep creating and promoting your original content, and engaging with your fans in the process. You’ll receive an email and in-product notification once you’re in.

Get more info on SoundCloud Premier monetization and learn how you can turn your playcounts into payouts by checking out our Creator Guide.

SoundCloud Your SoundCloud streams now count toward the UK charts

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to announce that today is the day: the Official Charts Company – the UK’s official, trusted weekly pulse of what’s hot in music right now – has included all plays on licensed, monetized tracks on SoundCloud to the UK charts.

While SoundCloud streams are already officially counted in the US and Canada, the addition of the UK charts means more localized exposure for artists like you who build and grow your career on SoundCloud every day.

So, what are you waiting for? Upload that track and if it’s licensed and monetized, you’ll start getting counted today.