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SoundCloud Rolls Out Its Music Streaming Service in the U.S.

After announcing a licencing deal with Sony Music last week, SoundCloud has rolled-out its music streaming service called SoundCloud Go. With Go, SoundCloud promises a new, expanded catalog of tracks and artists.

SoundCloud Go is initially launched in the U.S. market only and will soon be expanded to other regions. Go will provide completely ad-free experience and will be available free for 30-days. After the trial of 30-days, SoundCloud Go will cost $9.99 to Android users. iOS users will have to pay a little extra thanks to Apple’s cut on in-app purchases and will cost them $12.99 per month.

U.S.-based SoundCloud creators with a Pro Unlimited account will get SoundCloud Go subscription at a discounted rate of $4.99 per month for the first six months of subscription time.

With SoundCloud Go, the catalog now includes a slew of new tracks and albums from the biggest names in music.

SoundCloud’s streaming service will also allow users to listen offline on their mobile device without a internet connection. To differentiate from competition, the company will be mixing the same catalog available on other services like Spotify and Apple Music with content provided by DJs, podcasters, unsigned bands and other fan-made tracks.

SoundCloud is significantly popular among listeners with more than 175 million active monthly users. SoundCloud’s focus will be on converting these free listeners into paid users. It will be interesting to see how SoundCloud’s new business model works out for the company.

Meanwhile, you can download the latest version of SoundCloud on your Android or iOS device to get the SoundCloud Go service. Download now and share your experience with us.

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Source: SoundCloud Blog

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