Budding musicians and singers have now more good news to rejoice. SoundCloud has announced they will distribute music for free on Spotify, Apple music, and Amazon Music. This means unsigned artists can get their music out there for the world to hear and get paid. SoundCloud has also revealed that artists will keep 100% of royalties generated through the new service, on top of the monetization they already announced on their own platform last October. To be eligible for the new distribution service, users must have a Pro or Pro Unlimited SoundCloud account.
Subscribers to either of SoundCloud’s upload offerings (Pro or Pro Unlimited ) can gain access to SoundCloud Premier at no extra cost. In terms of the new distribution tool, SoundCloud says it’s not taking any cut from the earnings artists and it allows artists to monetize their music and enjoy their earning at full scale. SoundCloud’s music catalog included over 200 million tracks from 20 million creators heard in 190 countries.
This new feature will enable artists to spread their music to a range of rival streaming services. The tool only allows you to distribute original music, and verification checks will be in done. If you try to distribute remixes, mashups, DJ sets or music you don't have the rights to, those will be removed from SoundCloud. Also, classical works, podcasts, audiobooks, and white noise aren't eligible. The user must have at least 1,000 plays over the last month in countries where SoundCloud ads and listener subscriptions are active.