SoundCloud has launched a new donation button artists can add to their profile to assist offset the monetary repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative offers an extra means for followers to instantly assist acts on SoundCloud as reside concert events and festivals are indefinitely postponed in lots of parts of the world.
So as to add the button to your SoundCloud artist web page, click on “Edit,” after which “Add assist hyperlink.” Choose your platform of alternative, after which hit “Save modifications” to generate the button, which seems above your stats and in your monitor pages. SoundCloud helps a variety of services, together with Kickstarter, Bandcamp, Paypal, and Patreon, and won’t take a lower of any donations made by means of the platform.
Moreover, SoundCloud individually introduced a brand new advertising and distribution platform known as Repost by SoundCloud. The results of an acquisition SoundCloud made last year, Repost by SoundCloud consists of plenty of instruments for unbiased artists to get their music into the world and plan out their advertising.
By way of Repost by SoundCloud, artists can distribute music to platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, TikTok, and Instagram, arrange pre-save campaigns, declare content material on YouTube, and pitch tracks for playlists. It additionally opens up entry to SoundCloud-specific options like monitor background artwork and banner click-throughs.
The service is offered to these 18 years or older and is included with SoundCloud’s Professional Limitless subscription tier. It can be bought for $30 a yr. In each circumstances, you retain 100 p.c of your SoundCloud royalties and 80 p.c of the income obtained from different companies.
Whereas Repost by SoundCloud is a everlasting characteristic, it’s not obvious how lengthy the direct donation button will stick round. SoundCloud’s announcement says it will likely be energetic “so long as we’re all on this,” suggesting that it’s a brief initiative due to the disaster.
Lately, SoundCloud partnered with Twitch in one other aid effort to assist fast-track musicians to affiliate standing as a way to unlock Twitch’s monetization instruments.