How To Make Money With SoundCloud

The German music streaming service SoundCloud is becoming more and more popular every day and is beginning to pose a certain threat to the leaders of the global music streaming industry – the Swedish Spotify and the American Apple Music, which together own about 60% of this market.

“What’s next in music will be the first on SoundСloud” – the streaming platform uses this slogan to advertise its new feature. From now on, the site has also started paying out money to users who upload their own music, as well-known streaming services like Spotify do. And this has become another innovative competitive advantage of the music streaming service.

There are a few things you have to do, but basically anyone can sign up, upload their music and then get paid. Incidentally, we suspect this feature is due to the fact that Spotify also announced relatively recently that it will allow all users to download their music for free.

But what exactly do you need to do to take full advantage of this popular feature? Basically, these are a few criteria that an account must meet in order to be monetized. First of all, you need a Soundcloud Pro subscription. Or better yet, a Soundcloud Pro Unlimited subscription. The former costs €7 per month and the latter costs €11 per month but also has more features.

Second, the music you upload must be yours alone. This means that no copyrights can be infringed. If, during the streaming process, potential co-authors of music present their claims, then monetization will be temporarily suspended, at least until the copyright situation is clarified.

Thirdly, you must be at least 18 years old. It seems logical, but it can be a nuisance for this or that young artist. And among those who have not yet reached this age, there are enough people who want to earn money on their creations. But, unfortunately, rules are rules, and therefore only adult artists can take advantage of the monetization opportunity, despite the fact that the threshold of majority in different countries is somewhat different. But the requirements of the German music streaming service in this regard are fully consistent with German law.

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And how exactly does it work? It’s not difficult either. Basically, just like on other social networks (like YouTube), you put ads in front of your track, which should fund all the fun. For those who are especially curious, we have now linked the video announcement of Soundcloud itself again.

To sum it up: it will only pay off for those who actually have hugely successful view numbers for the music content they uploaded. No matter how tempting the proposal may sound at first glance, at second glance it is definitely disadvantageous to the majority.

Firstly, in order to be able to start monetization, it is necessary that the number of views of the content you posted on the streaming service be at least 5000. Secondly, the ability to withdraw funds from your virtual account on this platform starts from five dollars.

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