SoundCloud CD Baby IntegrationSoundCloud has launched a paid music subscription service, SoundCloud Go. It’s now available in the US and will roll out to other territories later this year.

SoundCloud’s free tier will still provide people with access to +125 million user-uploaded tracks; SoundCloud Go will function more like streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, charging $9.99 a month for ad-free, on-demand, and offline listening to their entire catalog, including major label content.

The advantage SoundCloud has in this race is that millions of artists are already active on the platform and have been engaging with their fanbase there for years. It remains to be seen, though, how many casual SoundCloud users will want to start ponying up the monthly subscription fee just to access songs they may already be listening to on a competing service. We’ll soon find out!

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