Every time you see or hear an ad, artists get paid. Occasional advertising on our platform allow us to continue to support artists and keep SoundCloud free for listeners.
If you would like to remove ads from your listening experience, you can purchase SoundCloud Go for through our website or Android app for a lower price, or through the Apple App Store with additional transactional fees attached. SoundCloud Go is our paid subscription service which allows for an ad-free experience, gives you access to an expanded catalog of tracks, and offline listening.
Ads on embedded players
If an embedded track has an audio ad at the beginning, the owner of the track is part of the revenue sharing level of our creator partner program and has enabled ads on their content.
Only the artist or partner and SoundCloud will share in the revenue generated. The external website and the person embedding the track will not share in any revenue.
How ads work
Ads are only played against content with the Premier Partner’s explicit consent. Ads will not be placed on any of your tracks if you are a Free, Pro, or Pro Unlimited user and your label or distributor is not a Premier Partner.
Advertising on SoundCloud
Want to learn more about advertising on SoundCloud? Read further here.