Music Distribuition

SoundCloud: Best Practices for Artists

When you distribute to SoundCloud, upon receiving the content, the channel automatically generates a new topic profile in which it places it. This may lead to having two artist profiles for the same artist if there was already one.

Pro Unlimited users

Soundcloud’s premier program is intended for purely independent artists who retain 100% of their rights– not for signed artists, or artists/labels with a current distribution deal. Content that is distributed by another party is not eligible for monetization through our Premier program.

So, if an artist is also a Pro Unlimited user in Soundcloud, in order to avoid copyright issues/blocks, we’d recommend advising the artist to monetize content via Sonosuite. If the artist is planning to monetize via their premium program, they shall not distribute to either Soundcloud via the supply chain.

Whitelisting is not effective for these cases.

The music I distributed to SoundCloud is not playable in my country

Supply chain tracks are not playable from non-launched territories. Soundcloud is not yet launched in all countries, which is why supply chain content would not be available in some territories. SoundCloud is currently launched in the following territories: AS, AT, AU, BE, CA, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GG, GP, GU, IE, IM, IT, JE, MP, MQ, NL, NO, NZ, PR, PT, RE, SE, US, VI.

Unfortunately, for other territories, it would be necessary to upload the track manually.