For the past several years, SoundCloud has been one of the prominent digital homes for indie artists. A few weeks ago, the company made the inevitable announcement of its transformation from a lovable free platform to full-fledged streaming giant with a monthly paid premium option – called SoundCloud Go – putting it on par with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. Compared to the free version we've all become accustomed to, SoundCloud Go gives users access to an expanded music library with over 125 million songs, the ability to listen offline, and an ad-free listening experience for either $9.99 per month or $12.99 per month for iOS users.
Because so many independent artists thrive and rely on SoundCloud, there's an immediate need to understand the most important aspects of SoundCloud Go and how it's going to impact both the listeners as well as the musicians. With this in mind, here are the four must-know pieces of information regarding the official entrance of SoundCloud Go.