After months of rumors, SoundCloud officially rolled out their new paid subscription service, SoundCloud Go, this morning. The news of the new service comes just days after the company announced that they had finally reached a licensing agreement with Sony Music, which was the last major label that they had yet to reach terms with. In the new paid service, users can now access music from the three major labels, as well as material from over thousands of independent labels. You can also finally listen to SoundCloud offline and it will be completely commercial free.
While SoundCloud Go will cost $9.99 per month, users can sign up right now for a free trial that lasts 30 days in total. "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," SoundCloud CEO Alexander Ljung said in a press release. More details about the new service can be found here.