SoundCloud Premier monetization is now available for all eligible Pro and Pro Unlimited content


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Playcounts now equal creator payouts. Beginning today, SoundCloud Premier, our direct monetization program, is opening up to all Pro and Pro Unlimited subscribers with eligible content – meaning that hundreds of thousands of independent creators can start getting paid for their streams. We’re expanding SoundCloud Premier because from day one, our commitment has been to growing your career as a creator, so that you can make more money doing what you love.

Why should you monetize directly with SoundCloud Premier?

  • Leading revenue share: SoundCloud meets or beats any other streaming service.
  • Faster payouts: We pay you directly each month so you’ll have cash in your pocket faster.
  • Comes with Pro: The program is accessible to all eligible Pro subscribers at no additional cost.
  • Instant availability: On SoundCloud, your uploaded tracks are available for immediate discovery and monetization – no waiting.
  • Direct access to your fans: You get real-time feedback and engagement from SoundCloud’s massive global community.

Any music that you monetize with SoundCloud Premier is non-exclusive and you retain all of your rights. You’ll be in good company – joining the lineup of SoundCloud Premier creators of past and present like Chance the Rapper, Kali Uchis, Lil Uzi Vert, $UICIDEBOY$, Alina Baraz, Towkio, Louis the Child, Lil Yachty, and blackbear, who’ve seen their streams lead to music milestones like GRAMMY nominations, top hits and festival headlines.

So, how do you know if you’re eligible?

You must be an independent creator and a Pro or Pro Unlimited subscriber. For now, we’re opening the program up to original music content only, but stay tuned for more details as we continue to expand.

We’re starting out by inviting creators with 5,000 plays in the past month (from SoundCloud monetized countries: US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand), then scaling over time to as many creators as possible. So we recommend you keep creating and promoting your original content, and engaging with your fans in the process. You’ll receive an email and in-product notification once you’re in.

Get more info on SoundCloud Premier monetization and learn how you can turn your playcou nts into payouts by checking out our Creator Guide.

P.S.: Check out our blog entry for a short video about SoundCloud Premier.

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I heard having Copyright notices is an issue when qualifying for Premier, my account got two 4 years ago, is that still relevant though?
Hi taking in account this : https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/articles/360010335493-Can-I-monetize-the-same-stuff-I-already-monetize-via-another-service- .

But I ask repost network the other service I use for monetizing If that would be possible and their answer was:

"I hate to say the language is misleading on that page. Attempting to monetize content Repost has already done so on would create a copyright dispute and SC would actually remove your content. We have had this happen to a few of our artists unfortunately. "

Let me know if its true please, or if its possible, how ? 🙂
I have a Pro account, and cannot seem to monetize my tracks. I don't know why? It says I'm not eligible? I own all my tracks (masters and publishing)

I'd appreciate any insight or help!
hi, anybody knows when italy will be eligible for the monetization?

Thx,
Edo
I have had songs blocked for copyright, but I am the rightful owner. I have over 5000 plays per month as described in the post, but I haven't received the invitation. Can this be corrected so I can monetize pls?
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PLEASE ANSWER. I meet ALL of the eligibility requirements. I don't want to have to cause a controversy but I'll be asking daily on all social media until I get paid.

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Hey there,

Thanks for getting in touch with us and for your interest in SoundCloud Premier Monetisation.

The current threshold (subject to change) is 4k human plays in the last month. We are opening the program further over time in order to allow more and more creators to take part in the program. If you're not eligible it might be that you don't have enough (authentic) plays in monetizable countries, yet.

The criteria are:

- You must be an independent creator of original music (at this time we cannot accept mixes or podcast content)

- You must have zero copyright strikes at the time you enroll (You would have received an email from us if you have a copyright strike. Learn more about our copyright policies.)

- You must be a SoundCloud Pro or Pro Unlimited subscriber and have
a minimum of 4,000 monetizable streams in the last month that come from at least one of these eligible countries: US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and any other territories designated by SoundCloud as eligible. Humans are listening to your tracks (bot streams will not be counted).

The reason that some people are not eligible might be because plays for some of their tracks seem to be unauthentic. I'm afraid we cannot disclose how we differentiate authentic from unauthentic plays but we do perform filtering when considering creators for eligibility to Premier Monetization.

I would recommend checking out our Creators guide: https://creatorguide.soundcloud.com/ for tips on how to build and grow on the platform.

Once you are eligible, you will be notified!


Cheers,
Navid
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Navid wrote:

Hey there,

Thanks for getting in touch with us and for your interest in SoundCloud Premier Monetisation.

The current threshold (subject to change) is 4k human plays in the last month. We are opening the program further over time in order to allow more and more creators to take part in the program. If you're not eligible it might be that you don't have enough (authentic) plays in monetizable countries, yet.

The criteria are:

- You must be an independent creator of original music (at this time we cannot accept mixes or podcast content)

- You must have zero copyright strikes at the time you enroll (You would have received an email from us if you have a copyright strike. Learn more about our copyright policies.)

- You must be a SoundCloud Pro or Pro Unlimited subscriber and havea minimum of 4,000 monetizable streams in the last month that come from at least one of these eligible countries: US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and any other territories designated by SoundCloud as eligible. Humans are listening to your tracks (bot streams will not be counted).

The reason that some people are not eligible might be because plays for some of their tracks seem to be unauthentic. I'm afraid we cannot disclose how we differentiate authentic from unauthentic plays but we do perform filtering when considering creators for eligibility to Premier Monetization.

I would recommend checking out our Creators guide: https://creatorguide.soundcloud.com/ for tips on how to build and grow on the platform.

Once you are eligible, you will be notified!


Cheers,
Navid





Navid, copy-pasting things we already know is not helpful. I need you to tell me why MY account is not magnetizable. The CFO of soundcloud literally dropped one of my tracks a like... I have half a million plays and I do not use bots. Unless you want to point out a particular set of plays that have bots somehwere?

You can find my account through my community account I presume. Please let me know because Spotify and LANDR are paying me out money constantly... and yet I've been on soundcloud for 5 years. Look my stuff up on youtube.. over a million plays all together there too. I am not doctoring plays... so what is the issue?

Thank you.
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independent = I am the sole contributor to the original music on my page. Criteria: met
zero copy right strikes = I have only ever posted my own music, no strikes at all. Critera: met

I'm getting off the platform unless I start to actually earn more than I spend here.

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