(Hypebot) — SoundCloud is offering a $15 million package of support for musicians struggling during the coronavirus shutdown.
The platform has seen a 50% surge in creators uploading tracks in the last month.
The series of new initiatives include:
- New direct fan-support button for all creators.
A button for your SoundCloud profile to connect your preferred way to receive direct fan support including Kickstarter, Patreon, Bandcamp, Paypal and more. Details here.
- $5M in free promotional support – For the rest of 2020, SoundCloud is giving away all their Promote on SoundCloud inventory.
- Immediate launch of Repost by SoundCloud. a marketing and distribution service.
Access professional marketing and monetization services plus distribution features. Repost by SoundCloud is available to everyone with no play count thresholds. Learn more here.
- $10M artist accelerator program to support independent creators’ career growth.
We are committing $10M to help fuel the careers of independent artists upstreamed from Repost by SoundCloud into our artist services offering, Repost Select. Apply here.
Last week SoundCloud added a partnership with Twitch, 50% off SoundCloud Pro Unlimited, a resource guide and weekly creator office hours with our artist relations team to help with the impact of the current crisis.