SoundCloud gets service to pay artists from test phase




SoundCloud makes its Premier service, with which artists can earn money directly from streams, widely available. SoundCloud introduced Premier four years ago, but since then it was available in an invitation phase by invitation.

Soundcloud logo SoundCloud has made the Premier service available to all artists using SoundCloud Pro and Pro Unlimited. According to SoundCloud , many more creators have the opportunity to earn direct money than with any other audio service. SoundCloud seems to refer to Spotify, which started last month with inviting artists to a test of Spotify for Artists , with which they can also earn directly from streams, outside of music companies.

So far, SoundCloud Premier could only be used by invitation. Since the announcement four years ago, thousands have been using it and because of the wide availability it will grow to hundreds of thousands, according to SoundCloud. The service promises to pay monthly to artists, who must have all rights to the songs and should not be the subject of copyright claims.

First, artists who are listened to at least five thousand times a month, in the nine countries where SoundCloud offers subscriptions. The Netherlands is one of those countries , not Belgium. SoundCloud claims to offer 180 million songs from 20 million artists with its service.


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