Back in July, Eric Wahlforss, co-founder of SoundCloud, announced plans to launch a subscription service to generate more revenue for the platform.
Today, SoundCloud has officially launched SoundCloud Go in an effort to take on Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal. SoundCloud Go allows its 175 million monthly listeners to now access a catalog of 125 million tracks from 12 million music producers and DJs.
SoundCloud Go will have a 30-dau free trial, but will then have a base price of $9.99 per month. Active Pro Unlimited creator subscribers can receive SoundCloud Go for a discounted rate of $4.99 per month for the first 6 months.
SoundCloud said “With our Stations and Playlists features, SoundCloud listeners are able to discover and listen to the biggest-named artists and freshest remixes side-by-side, something which isn’t possible on most other services.”
SoundCloud Go represents a platform for creators to collaborate on; for fans to discover the latest tracks, enjoy music and connect with their favorite artists; and for a unique creative community to have the opportunity to be paid for their work.