In what has been in the works literally forever, Soundcloud has finally made it so you can actually get paid as an independent artist.
After trialling their Souncloud Premier program for years through an invite-only beta test it’s finally been given the go ahead. The best part? Anyone can do it.
So what do you have to do to get paid?
- Make a Soundcloud Pro account (This costs money)
- Upload your original content (DJ mixes currently not included)
- Get over 5000 monthly streams
- Sign up to Soundcloud Premier (free with Pro account)
The income will fluctuate as it’s directly correlated to ads played, so it won’t be a flat amount per stream, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
It seems Soundcloud’s trying their darnedest to keep up with Spotify as this announcement comes just after Spotify announced that you can directly upload to the platform for free and gain a bit of dinero from doing so.
Check out the full press release here their ~quirky~ video below and tell us what you think, is this encouraging you to use Soundcloud at all?