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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 SoundCloud Premier helps you reach even more fans with new promotional opportunities

Since its inception, the SoundCloud Premier program has empowered creators to control their careers by offering a leading revenue sharing rate, and direct access to their audience to promote tracks and connect with fans around the globe in real-time.

Alongside the industry-leading tools that help creators connect directly with their fans, SoundCloud is adding new marketing and promotional opportunities to help SoundCloud Premier creators build their careers on and off the platform. New additions include:

Playlist promotion for new releases
Have a new track or album ready to drop? New tracks from Premier creators are now automatically eligible for promotional rotation in featured playlists including our “Fresh Pressed” new music feature on SoundCloud home.  

Media promotions produced by SoundCloud
New and trending Premier artists will be up for weekly and monthly spotlight promotions across SoundCloud social media channels, email newsletter placements, platform-wide audio and video promo spots, and out-of-home marketing opportunities created by SoundCloud.

Brand partnership opportunities
SoundCloud connects creators with some of the world’s top brands for partnership opportunities that give them more exposure, and more money in their pocket.

Live showcases
Premier creators are the go-to choice for SoundCloud live events like SXSW and pop-up performances, and we’ll be adding more opportunities to help creators hone their live show and grow their fanbase.

Help when you need it
Dedicated community support for SoundCloud Premier members, plus additional educational resources to get you set up on SoundCloud Premier and maximize your opportunity.

SoundCloud Premier members and alumni represent an incredible range of artists shaping music culture including Chance the Rapper, Kali Uchis, Lil Uzi Vert, $UICIDEBOY$, Alina Baraz, Towkio, Louis the Child, Lil Yachty, blackbear, MadeinTYO, Metro Boomin and many more. The combined accolades of SoundCloud Premier creators to date include 14 GRAMMY Awards nominations, 10 MTV Video Music Awards nominations, three BRIT Awards nominations, 41 albums hitting the Billboard 200, and 122 tracks charting in Billboard’s Hot 100.

Here’s what fellow creators are saying about SoundCloud Premier:

“SoundCloud has a very unique community and group of listeners, so it’s great to come to SoundCloud to connect directly with my fans and build my fanbase, but also make money.”
starRo, Grammy-nominated producer/multi-instrumentalist/DJ and SoundCloud Premier member

“With SoundCloud Premier, I really like how I have a point of contact at SoundCloud. It feels like I’m like collaborating with SoundCloud as an artist, not just putting content on another platform.”
Witt Lowry, Hip-hop artist and SoundCloud Premier member

“SoundCloud Premier has been great. Through the program, I was connected to a campaign with Under Armour that gave me more exposure, and some coin. SoundCloud is helping artists brand with big marketing campaigns and big companies, these types of opportunities to reach more people are honestly the best thing you can get from any music platform.”
Lorine Chia, R&B soul-singer and SoundCloud Premier member

“It feels like we have a connection to the company, the program [SoundCloud Premier] has been really amazing for all the things we’re trying to do. We’re self-managed and releasing music independently, so being able to work directly with people who care about music–our music–has been one of the biggest benefits of being apart of the Premier program.”
The Cathedrals, Indie duo and SoundCloud Premier members

SoundCloud Premier remains invite-only, and will be rapidly expanding to include many more creators in 2018. Join the waitlist by visiting SoundCloud Premier on your desktop browser

SoundCloud Creator News + Tune-in today for SoundCloud’s Artist Forum 2016

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

SoundCloud Pulse Track Edit

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.

If you haven’t tried SoundCloud Pulse yet, download it for iPhone or Android today and start managing your SoundCloud stats and interactions on the go.

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.

Agenda:

12:30 – 1:00 PM ET

Welcome

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.