So What’s This About SoundCloud Go?

SoundCloud, the awesome audio file service that has run into a bunch of licensing issues, has settled things with Sony and continues to talk with the two other major labels. The Sony deal was enough for them to proceed with a new premium service which they call SoundCloud Go. Here’s what that means according to the company:

We’re happy to announce that SoundCloud Go, our subscription service for listeners, is now available in the U.S.

SoundCloud Go is the same SoundCloud you’ve known for years taken to the next level: with an expanded catalog of tracks that are new to the platform, new features and new functionality.

With SoundCloud Go, you get:

• Even more tracks from emerging and established creators – including the massive hits, the latest tracks from the biggest names, the sounds of the underground, the most engaging podcasts and the best of what’s up-and-coming – all in one place

The ability to listen offline on your mobile device without a cell signal or internet connection

An uninterrupted, ad-free listening experience

Ready to get started? Sign up for a free 30-day trial of SoundCloud Go here or through the latest version of the app. After the first 30 days, it’s $9.99 per month (or $12.99 per month if purchased through our iOS app). You can cancel anytime.

Have questions? We’ve got a full breakdown of what this means for SoundCloud listeners and creators below. Or learn more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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