#SoundCloudNG Frequently Asked Questions

What is the #SoundCloudNG campaign about?

SoundCloud is looking to discover emerging talent in Nigeria to find and foster community. 


What do I need to do to be discovered?

  1. Upload your latest track on SoundCloud and
  2. Tag it with #SoundCloudNG
  3. Share your track on TikTok, Instagram, or Twitter (X) to your followers and tag @SoundCloud

Once verified, we'll grant you a free year of Next Pro - our top artist subscription with everything you need to succeed. Continue uploading new tracks, engage with your SoundCloud community, and monetize and distribute your tracks so you can get paid.


What do I get if I am discovered?

  1. A complimentary 1 year Next Pro subscription (terms and conditions apply)
  2. A chance to get added to a playlist on our homepage
  3. A chance for an artist spotlight reaching millions of listeners around the globe weekly


I’m not with a label. Is that ok?

You don’t need to be signed to a label to be considered for the #SoundCloudNG campaign.


Will I make money?

While we can't guarantee anything, SoundCloud Next Pro allows you to monetize content you have the rights to through SoundCloud for Artists. When you monetize on SoundCloud, you keep 100% of your royalties.


Will my music be heard outside of Nigeria?

Your music can be heard by anyone globally on SoundCloud. If you get discovered in this search, you’ll have a chance to get more exposure globally through our playlisting and artist spotlight.


How will I know if I am chosen?

We’ll reach out to you via email to let you know! Make sure the email address on your SoundCloud account is up to date.


When will I know if I’m chosen?

We'll let you know between December 15th - January 15th.


I don’t have a huge following, do I still have a chance?

Absolutely you do. We just ask that you share your track to your followers on Instagram, TikTok, and/or X but we are not requiring a minimum number of followers on or off SoundCloud.


When is the contest running until?

Tag and share your track before January 1st!


How many tracks do I need to upload?

You can and should upload as many tracks to SoundCloud as you like. With Next Pro, you get unlimited uploads. However, for this campaign we just need you to tag 1 track.


What if I have an existing track I want to use?

Feel free to tag your best track, just make sure the track was uploaded after 2021.


What do I get with my free subscription to Next Pro?

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. For more information on the features and benefits of Next Pro, click here

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