Good luck Mixcloud
Nico here, CEO and co-founder of Mixcloud. Today we’re announcing upcoming changes to Mixcloud:
From December 1st we’re introducing a maximum allowance of 10 published shows for creators on the basic tier.
During the month of November before we make these changes, we are offering a huge 70% discount on the price of Pro if you sign up here.
Why is this happening?
We believe DJs and producers should be rewarded for the skill and creativity that goes into their work. That's why for over 10 years we’ve subsidized hosting costs and built tools that enable creators to grow and earn money.
We also believe artists should be paid when their music is played. That's why every show uploaded to Mixcloud is scanned by our content ID system. This enables us to identify the tunes being played and pay royalties to the artists who made them.
Unlike other platforms, we’ve spent years securing comprehensive licensing deals with the major and independent labels to ensure this money is paid to the right artists. We have shouldered these costs in order to create a fair music ecosystem.
Until now we’ve kept our basic tier uncapped. However, as we’ve grown our royalty and hosting costs have risen and we are not profitable. To continue running and improving Mixcloud we need to become more sustainable as a business, and Pro memberships help us cover our costs.
How will you be affected?
On 1st December all of your shows will remain published and available to listeners.
But, if you want to make space for a new show, you will need to manually move shows into drafts until you are within the allowance or upgrade to Pro for unlimited published shows.
To help with the transition, throughout November we’re offering our biggest discount on Pro yet: 70% off a Pro subscription for 3 months. Redeem the offer before December 1st.
Publish unlimited shows and tracks
Live stream without takedowns
Share music in HQ audio
Grow with engagement stats
Earn money with channel subscriptions or tipping
Stay on track with scheduled uploads
Message your followers with posts
Learn more about your options and prepare for the changes here.
We want to thank you, our community, for the part you’ve played in this journey so far and hope you will continue to join us in this mission to create a fairer music ecosystem for everybody.
Mixcloud CEO and co-founder