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SoundCloud is following in the footsteps of Spotify, TIDAL, and Apple Music.

The free music-streaming company announced its first subscription service on Tuesday. SoundCloud Go will cost you $9.99 per month on Android and $12.99 per month on iOS. It will offer access to an extended, ad-free catalog of 125 million tracks and 12 million artists.

SoundCloud founder and CEO, Alexander Ljung, discussed SoundCloud Go and emphasized the importance of compensating rights holders for their work – an aspect of streaming that has stirred up controversy on other platforms.

“SoundCloud Go represents our vision of the future of music streaming: a platform for creators to collaborate on; for fans to discover the latest tracks, enjoy legendary music and connect with their favorite artists; and for our unique creative community to have the opportunity to be paid for their work,” Ljung said.

SoundCloud Go is now available in the U.S. on SoundCloud’s existing mobile apps.

SOURCE: THR | VIDEO CREDIT: Twitter

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