A new music subscription service providing offline listening, extra content and more functions launches in the US, complementing SoundCloud’s current platform
SoundCloud, the world’s largest music and audio platform with 175 million monthly listeners, has unveiled SoundCloud Go, a subscription service that offers an additional layer of music and supporting features. Created to complement the existing experience, new features include: accessing an expanded catalogue of established and emerging artists, offline listening and ad-free, uninterrupted listening.
In addition, SoundCloud Go provides offline listening and access to the full repertoire of artists signed to independent labels and major labels. These sounds will remain available on the existing, ad-supported free service, with Go offered as a premium upgrade option.
“SoundCloud Go represents our vision of the future of music streaming: a platform for creators to collaborate on; for fans to discover the latest tracks, enjoy legendary music and connect with their favourite artists; and for our unique creative community to have the opportunity to be paid for their work,” commented SoundCloud Founder and CEO, Alexander Ljung. “We are proud to offer the ultimate music streaming choice for both artists and fans and, together with the music industry, enable artists at all stages of their careers to be heard on SoundCloud.”
SoundCloud Go is available through SoundCloud’s existing apps on the iOS App Store and Google Play in the US, with other territories to follow later this year. Subscribers can register for a 30-day free trial, after which a $9.99 monthly subscription fee will apply for Android and web users and $12.99 for iOS users. For all active Pro Unlimited creator subscribers a discounted rate of $4.99 per month will apply for the first six months of the SoundCloud Go subscription. For more information, go to: soundcloud.com/go