SoundCloud Announces New Service That Lets Creators Distribute Their Music To All Major Streaming Platforms

Photo: SoundCloud

Photo: SoundCloud

SoundCloud announced that it has launched a new distribution service as part of SoundCloud Premier. With the feature, the streaming platform is giving creators the ability to distribute their original music to all the major streaming providers including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, and more. Creators can do this at no additional cost and more importantly, can keep 100% of their rights and distribution royalties from third-party services. 

“Only SoundCloud empowers creators with a unified platform to instantly upload and share, connect with fans in real-time and get paid for their work everywhere--both on SoundCloud and across other leading music services,” Kerry Trainor, Chief Executive Officer, SoundCloud, said in a press release

Currently, the feature is available in an open beta for creators who meet the following criteria:

SoundCloud Pro or Pro Unlimited subscriber

Has original music, and owns or controls all applicable rights

18 years old or age of majority in their country

No copyright strikes at time of enrollment

At least 1,000 plays in the past month from countries where SoundCloud listener subscriptions and advertising are available (US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand)

Eligible creators will also be notified via email and in-production notifications.

SoundCloud continues to launch innovative features and tools that put creators first with this new distribution feature being the latest. For creators that prefer SoundCloud, but want to reap the benefits of having all their music available on other streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music are sure to enjoy this. It’s not only convenient but cost efficient, which are two things that are important for an artist especially one that isn’t able to make a living off their work yet.

SoundCloud isn’t the first platform to come up with a feature like this. Back in the fall, Spotify announced that through a new partnership with DistroKid, it was going to start letting artists upload their music directly to Spotify For Artists and distribute it to rival streaming platforms.

SOURCE: SoundCloud Press