It appears quite clear to everyone that SoundCloud is going through some major changes. Over the past few months, these changes have started to show just how SoundCloud plans on improving their service, keeping their content creators happy by paying them and in becoming more and more of a valid, viable service for its users. Here’s the deal: On SoundCloud’s service allows users’ tracks to be available for streaming on its service for those who have decided to go the Monetization route and make use of the SoundCloud ID option.
Beatrising now allows you to monetize your SoundCloud’s profile and your associated assets. Check out all the details here regarding SoundCloud’s Monetization Program, simply called On SoundCloud.
What is Whitelisting? And why is it so important?
Being that SoundCloud uses an automated content identification system to identify copyright material, which is then integrated into the upload process, any copyright material identified during upload can therefore be blocked from appearing on the platform. Whitelisting an account instead allows for those people who are authorized to upload your content – such as your affiliated companies or PR agencies – to easily do so without that content being blocked over and over.
Will I be notified when monetization is to take place?
We regretfully do not always receive notification for every profile or track that is monetized, therefore we suggest you check your profile(s) every 2-3 days to see if “Monetization” appears once you have submitted us your request and after your request and terms have been received. Furthermore, we do not receive notifications when tracks are monetized.
What do I need to do to monetize on my profile?
Just send us your SoundCloud profile link (URL) and we’ll handle the rest for you. In a few days we ́ll send your a track list about all tracks present on your account to date for your confirm (we can monetize just tracks you own 100%).
How long does it take before my profile and tracks are monetized?
Monetization has two aspects to it: the “profile” and the “track”. As for the profile, from the moment you decide to get your profile monetized, it takes roughly 48 hours for it to be able to monetize tracks. In our experience, this is the average time frame, though it can sometimes be faster than that.
As for the track, once your profile has been enabled with the “Monetization” option just click on “Edit Track” and, if you see a “Monetization” tab, then you may enter the proper details such as ISRC, Publisher Info, etc… for your track(s) to be monetized with success. Once publishing has been cleared with SoundCloud, which usually takes another 48 hours, the track can be monetized.
How can I be sure my content is being monetized?
Keep an eye on your track’s status on the “Track Edit” page to confirm whether it has been monetized or not. Once again, ads must rest clear Publishing through SoundCloud in order for monetization to also take place, so it may take 48 hours for ads to be shown before you can see what they look like. Note that ads are currently only going to be showing in the USA with ads not showing outside of the USA and tracks showing as you intended them in outside territories.
Is there anything I can do to make sure I monetize right away?
It takes 48 hours for the feature to be enabled from the time you send in your request to set your profile to Monetize, therefore if you want to monetize right away we suggest you have all of the necessary ISRC information handy in order to effectively monetize quickly. Another 48 hours must pass per track you monetize before tracks can be monetized in the territories where the advertising is currently enabled in.
More info here.