We are proud to announce our partnership with Sound Cloud’s Monetization program. Over the last few months we have worked hard to develop a system to help you with Monetizing your music on Sound Cloud. So far to date, we have already helped out thousands of artist & labels.
Monetization upload flow
How to upload a track for monetization
1. Upload a track
Upload your track as normal. Four tabs will be displayed; Basic, Metadata, Monetization, and Permissions. On the “Basic” tab the Track Title is required in order to monetize.
2. Add Metadata
On the Metadata tab, add the track’s metadata – the more, the better. In order to properly identify your work, SoundCloud requires one crucial piece of information: the ISRC. If this element is left blank, your content won’t be monetized. Artist Name, Track Title and at least one tag is also required in order to monetize.
The ISRC or International Standard Recording Code, or the ISRC is required in order to monetize your content. It’s essential that a track only has one ISRC associated with it and for that reason it’s really important you use an existing ISRC for licensed tracks. Please don’t be tempted to create a duplicate just because you don’t have the original on hand. You can find more information about ISRCs here.
Another element that is vital to your metadata is the P line. The copyright owner listed in the Track Label P Line is generally the entity entitled to royalties for the sound recording.
3. Add monetization rules
Here you have the option to schedule when monetization starts and ends on a track. If you need to restrict playback by territory, or schedule public/private you can also do this here.
How do I know my content is being monetized?
To confirm your track has been monetized, review its status on the ‘Track Edit’ page.
You will be provided with a financial and usage report every month to help you understand your performance and what your revenue was for that month. This report will be available within MSD
How Do I Get Paid?
On SoundCloud Premier Partners are eligible to monetize their tracks so once you become a Premier Partner we’ll be able to share revenue with you. Here’s how we make it possible.
Revenue comes from US-based advertising on our web and mobile apps and as a Premier Partner, the revenue you receive is dependent on your contribution to the listening pool across all partners. Revenue from ads on your tracks is broken down between three groups, the Master Recording Rights owner, the Publisher Rights owner and us. It’s up to you which tracks you choose to monetize on your profile, but you must own the recording rights for them. That means that any other tracks, such as a remix licensed to a label which you don’t own the rights to, can’t be monetized.
When you enable a track for monetization we find a match using a service called Music Reports Inc. (MRI).
All of your available publishing information should be sent to MRI and from here SoundCloud will work with you to match as many of your tracks as possible. If a match is not found after 30 days you will receive an alert.
All of this is done once your release is uploaded with Jamvana. For more info on Sound Cloud Monetizing please, contact firstname.lastname@example.org there are no fees and or a % taken when using our services.