SoundCloud launches budget plan to attract paying subscribers

The old SoundCloud Go, its fully licensed premium plan in the vein of Spotify and Apple Music - i.e. full access to albums and songs from labels - now becomes SoundCloud Go+ and keeps its industry standard $9.99 per month price tag.

"SoundCloud's unique mix of content, much of which can't be found anywhere else, is an incredibly attractive offering for music lovers who are at the forefront of what's happening now and driving what's next in music", said Alison Moore, chief revenue officer at SoundCloud. The new SoundCloud Go will get you the same 120 million tracks and will cost $4.99 per month for Android/Web or $5.99 per month for iOS, the price gets rid of all the ads so your music doesn't get interrupted.

A regular SoundCloud subscription goes for $10, but now customers will be able to take advantage of the service, even being able to listen to tracks offline and forego ads, but they'll have a somewhat thinner database to choose from. Its $9.99 premium subscription, rebranded as SoundCloud Go+, offers 150 million tracks, with new features to be announced this year.

Apple, which charges $9.99 a month for its music-streaming service, has about 20 million subscribers, and Spotify has over 40 million.

99-year-old woman 'arrested' to check off bucket list
For one 99-year-old grandmother from The Netherlands, getting arrested was one of them. Luckily, her niece arranged the whole affair. The motive? It was on her bucket list.

Soundcloud announced the new alternative today in a press release, along with the release of Soundcloud Go+. SoundCloud didn't characterize the music that will be out-of-bounds for lower-priced members, but $5 subscribers are likely to find themselves locked out of some official songs by big artists. Detailed in the below graphic, SoundCloud Go will no longer be the company's sole paid subscription offering.

Alex Ljung, CEO, SoundCloud, added: "SoundCloud offers the largest, most diverse mix of established and emerging artists, all in one place".

The difference? SoundCloud Go has 120m available tracks.

Recommended News

  • Boston Celtics center Al Horford scraps with Dwight Howard

    Dwight Howard took no prisoners in Monday night's game against the Celtics. "In the second half they played harder than us". Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer knew that stopping the Boston Celtics hinged on making things hard for Isaiah Thomas .

    Rickie Fowler's putt was swallowed by a sprinkler head

    Then again, confidence goes a long way, and he picked up plenty of it with his three victories a year ago on the Web.com Tour. He and his brother, who grew up in SC and attended the same high school (Dutch Fork) as Johnson, stumbled into making videos.
    Mnuchin: Trump Isn't Cutting Medicare, Social Security

    Mnuchin: Trump Isn't Cutting Medicare, Social Security

    If Mnuchin's comments are correct, the president would be making good on his campaign promise to not make cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
  • Knicks' Joakim Noah has knee surgery, out at least 3-4 weeks

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical , Knicks center Joakim Noah will undergo season-ending arthroscopic knee surgery. Noah, who is in the first year of his mega $72-million contract, had an underwhelming first campaign with the Knicks.

    Group of Parisians launch Obama 2017 French presidential campaign

    If no candidate wins 50 per cent of the vote, the top two go through to a second-round run-off two weeks later. Over 27,000 people are reported to have already signed it. "Why not hire him as president of France?".

    Toro Rosso aiming for best-ever fifth

    The bodywork is tightly packaged around the sidepods and the rear, but the auto retains a large airbox intake similar to the one on last year's Ferrari-powered vehicle .
  • Smart Teddy Bears Involved in Massive Data Breach

    The breach was first reported in a blog post from Troy Hunt, a Microsoft regional director, on Tuesday. Rather shockingly, he added: "We looked at it and thought it was a very minimal issue".

    Nation's Pediatricians Warn of Rising Risks to Youths From Loosening Marijuana Laws

    An influential USA doctors group has released a new report advising parents against allowing their teens to use marijuana. Stratyner says marijuana affects short-term memory, especially in young brains that are still developing.

    Antonio Conte sets Chelsea 29-point target to secure Premier League title

    And in Conte's eyes, the Spaniard's contribution confirmed the options he has available in central midfield. They are deserving this. "Every day I see them during the training sessions, the commitment and behaviour".
  • Goldman Says Tesla Stock Could Still Tumble 25%

    The fund owned 20,120 shares of the electric vehicle producer's stock after buying an additional 18,193 shares during the period. Tesla recently announced fourth-quarter and full-year financial results that dampened investor enthusiasm for the company.
    Beloved hippo Gustavito brutally attacked in El Salvador zoo

    Beloved hippo Gustavito brutally attacked in El Salvador zoo

    Unfortunately the violence and homicide rate in El Salvador is extremely high, which sources relate to gang violence. Metal and rock that should not have been there were found inside the hippo enclosure after the attack.

    Grace Episcopal to host Ash Wednesday services

    Lent, which begins on Wednesday, commemorates the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert preparing for his ministry. But some religious leaders think Ash Wednesday should remain glitter-free.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.