SoundCloud has launched its €9.99-per-month subscription service, SoundCloud Go, in Germany.
SoundCloud pitches the service as “giving music fans access to the largest music catalogue in the world” – blending, as it does, premium music releases with amateur uploads.
In total, more than 135 million tracks are available to play on the platform.
SoundCloud launched SoundCloud Go in the US back in March, but is yet to confirm any subscriber numbers.
In a release, SoundCloud advises potential customers that they can avoid the iOS App Store $3-per-month surcharge (also known as the ‘app tax’) by signing up at SoundCloud.com.
“It’s been a big year for SoundCloud, capped off with the launch of SoundCloud Go in our home country,” said Alexander Ljung, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, SoundCloud.
“With a solid audience already enjoying SoundCloud in Germany, we’re excited to bring SoundCloud Go – the world’s largest, most diverse music streaming service – to market.”
Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud
“Germany has been an exceptional home to SoundCloud for nearly 10 years due to its ever growing tech hub status and its incredible music scene, which have both powered and inspired SoundCloud’s continued growth. With a solid audience already enjoying SoundCloud in Germany, we’re excited to bring SoundCloud Go – the world’s largest, most diverse music streaming service – to market.”
In November, SoundCloud and ICE, the music licensing and processing service, announced an agreement which represents the online rights for the music repertoire of GEMA in Germany.
SoundCloud Go is now available in the US, UK, Ireland, France, Australia and New Zealand, Canada and Germany. Subscribers can take advantage of a 30-day free trial, after which a $/£/€9,99 monthly subscription fee will apply.
It has one big price differential on its competition: Pro Unlimited creator subscribers of SoundCloud – who pay for extra features when uploading tracks – benefit from a discounted rate of €1,99 when subscribing to SoundCloud Go.Music Business Worldwide