SoundCloud has launched a new station on digital audio broadcast platform Dash Radio, which has 12m monthly subscribers.
The station, SoundCloud Radio, is for members of Repost by SoundCloud, the company’s recently-launched artist services platform aimed at “serious artists who want to take their career to the next level” – while allowing them to stay independent.
Dash is available for free on over 50 platforms including smart speakers, connected cars, mobile devices and smart TVs.
Both Repost and Repost Select artists that have distributed content are eligible for placement on SoundCloud Radio.
Repost Select artists can submit their tracks for consideration on their Repost dashboards by navigating to “Promotion” then “Pitch to Partners.”
Their tracks will also be considered for SoundCloud’s “Emerging Artists Hour” weekly program that, accoriding to SoundCloud “gives the brightest talent some additional shine.
“With 12m monthly subscribers tuning in from their cars, homes and online, Dash Radio, like SoundCloud, is known for breaking artists.”
“With 12m monthly subscribers tuning in from their cars, homes and online, Dash Radio – like SoundCloud – is known for breaking artists,” said SoundCloud in a blog post announcing the new station.
“It’s where Billie Eilish had her first radio appearance, where Post Malone gave his first interview, and it’s now the home of SoundCloud Radio: 24/7 programming with 100% of the music coming from artists like you.”
The launch of Repost by SoundCloud in April followed the news last year that SoundCloud’s acquisition of rights management and distribution company Repost Network.
Repost by SoundCloud is open to anyone for a $30-a-year subscription, or with a Pro Unlimited subscription.
Artists distributed through Repost by SoundCloud get to keep 100% of their SoundCloud royalties plus 80% of the revenue received from other music services.
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