UUnless you’ve been living under a rock for last nine years, you probably know about SoundCloud.
What you might not know yet is that the company just launched a subscription service called SoundCloud Go – an upgrade option to SoundCloud’s existing platform.
SoundCloud Go offers an expanded music catalog, plus offline and ad-free listening. SoundCloud has recently increased its database to 125 million tracks, thanks to a licensing deal with Sony Music and other majors.
SoundCloud Go is only available in the US at the moment, but will launch in multiple countries this year. The service has a free 30-day trial, after which it costs $9.99 a month on Android and $12.99 a month on iOS (because of Apple’s 30% cut of in-app subscriptions).
However, people that already pay for SoundCloud’s ‘Pro Unlimited’ features will get a discounted rate of $4.99 a month on SoundCloud Go for the first six months.
SoundCloud’s publicist told Dotted Music that the current Pro Unlimited subscribers are not able to move their content behind the paywall at this moment. It’s on an invite only basis, for Premier Partners, but “the ambition is for all users to be able to monetise their tracks.”
How you been able to try SoundCloud Go yet? If not, will you get it when it’s released in your country? Let us know in the comments!
Oscar Hjelmstedt is a journalist and copywriter from Sweden. Besides writing, he’s passionate about traveling and all things culture.