SoundCloud monetisation on the horizon for rights-holders

Tom Pakinkis

It may not be long before rights-holders are able to earn from audio platform SoundCloud, with a number of monetisation systems currently being tested at the company.

Speaking to The Guardian, SoundCloud’s co-founder and chief technology officer Eric Wahlforss said it’s right for artists and rights-holders to expect some sort of remuneration from such a successful platform.

At present, SoundCloud doesn’t pay royalties to labels, publishers or collecting societies, but that could be about to change.

“Right now in the ...

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