Next Pro: Features and Benefits

Next Pro unlocks the full SoundCloud for Artists experience. Enjoy exclusive tools and discounts to help you break through, grow your audience and get paid. 


Get Heard

SoundCloud gives you everything you need to grow your audience and connect with listeners.

Unlimited Uploads

Upload as much music as you want and share it with your community or send private tracks to collaborators  to get feedback before your next release. Whether it’s for your eyes only or ready for the world, you’ll never run out of space with Next Pro. Schedule your releases by setting your private tracks to go public on a specific date. You can also replace your tracks audio at any time without losing play counts or likes.

Take advantage of 3 free mastering credits each month. Powered by Dolby, you can make sure all of your tracks are release ready with no additional cost. 


Unlimited distribution

Use SoundCloud for Artists to distribute your tracks everywhere, including platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and TikTok. It’s all included in your Next Pro subscription and there’s no upsells to use YouTube Content ID or customize releases with things like a custom label name.


First Fans

A one of a kind opportunity to get your music in front of people who we think will love it. First Fans taps into our existing autoplay algorithm to recommend your newly uploaded tracks to listeners who are likely to enjoy them. The goal is to give your music a chance by making sure new uploads are heard by real people during the critical post-release period.


Get Fans

We’re the only streaming platform that offers artists direct access to your fans, making it easier than ever to find and engage with fans. 


Insights to engage with your top fans

What could be more important than engaging with fans? Using our Fans tool, you can build connections and get insights to plan promotions, releases and tours. See who’s engaging most and message them a private link to an upcoming track. Or search for fans in the city you’re heading to next to let them know to buy tickets.


Use your Insights to figure out what’s resonating with your fans and find trends to keep growing. See all of your comments in one place and reply – the more you engage, the more your fans will.


Promote your music when it drops

Pitch your release to select partners including SoundCloud Radio on SiriusXM. As a Next Pro subscriber, you can take advantage of exclusive partner discounts on tools like’s smart links.


Get Paid

Monetize your music

Monetizing directly on SoundCloud means taking advantage of Fan Powered Royalties. Fan Powered Royalties are a more equitable and transparent way for independent artists who monetize directly with SoundCloud to get paid. The more fans that listen to your music, the more you get paid.When you monetize on SoundCloud, you keep 100% of your royalties. 


Split your earnings

Send your earnings to your collaborators directly. No need to manage all the math yourself. As long as someone has a SoundCloud account, you can set up a percentage of your earnings to go directly to them. 


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