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SoundCloud launches paid subscription service, SoundCloud Go

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Feeling overwhelmed by the deluge of music streaming platforms like Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music? Don’t worry, there’s more where that came from.

On Tuesday, SoundCloud launched its own paid subscription service: SoundCloud Go. For $9.99 a month (with a one-month free trial), SoundCloud Go gives users access to an expanded catalog of songs, along with options for ad-free and offline listening. As for what that expanded catalog could entail: SoundCloud recently reached a deal with Sony Music to make the label’s artists (such as Adele and Kesha) available on the site. SoundCloud has also long been a home for raw music and B-sides, such as Kanye West’s Easter release “Ultralight Prayer.”

“SoundCloud Go represents our vision of the future of music streaming: a platform for creators to collaborate on; for fans to discover the latest tracks, enjoy legendary music and connect with their favorite artists; and for our unique creative community to have the opportunity to be paid for their work,” SoundCloud Founder and CEO Alexander Ljung said in a statement.

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