As an independent artist, you want to make sure you’re earning revenue everywhere you can. You put a lot of effort into your projects. Don’t let that hard work go unnoticed! If you’re a SoundCloud user, you can make money off of your efforts. Here’s how to monetize your SoundCloud profile…
The program isn’t anything new per se, but so far it had been available as an invite-only beta. Since then all qualified artists can make use of it.
While the Premier program has opened new possibilities and making money on SoundCloud in 2021 is easier than ever, it has some significant limitations.
How to Enable Monetization on Your SoundCloud Track
Once you’ve made sure that you are deemed eligible and have signed your SoundCloud Premier agreement, you can start SoundCloud monetization for one track or multiple tracks.
1. Go to your tracks page and select the desired track(s).
2. Choose the monetization tab for the track and enable monetization.
3. You will also need to select your username for each territory you want monetization for. You can also enter your description details on the Metadata tab
4. Finish by saving your changes.
How do you accumulate royalties on SoundCloud?
Basically, a “listen” must meet the following criteria to generate a royalty:
Profile & track must be set up for monetization
Listen must be longer than 30 seconds,
must occur in a monetize-able territory,
and must occur via Web or Mobile (as Listens that occur via an embedded app where no ads are played won’t be monetized).
Now, before you start promoting your listing, you must first make sure that you can accept payments. There are two options – PayPal and Stripe (for card payments.)
To accept payments through PayPal, just go to ”Payment options” and type in the email address you use for PayPal.