SoundCloud Partners with Squarespace, Adobe, Discord, and Rap Plug to Expand Member Benefits for Next and Next Pro Artists
NEW YORK, NY (July 5, 2023) - SoundCloud today announced partnerships with Squarespace, Adobe, Discord, and Rap Plug to bring a new suite of benefits to SoundCloud artists.
These new partners mark the significant expansion of SoundCloud’s robust SoundCloud for Artists Member Benefits program, which already includes exclusive offers and discounts from top music industry brands and services. Starting today, SoundCloud Next and Next Pro artists will be able to access benefits like the following:
- Squarespace: Unique music themed domains from Squarespace. Bring your music online with a domain like .band then create a beautiful website, engage your fans, and sell custom merch, all with Squarespace.
- Discord: 3 months of Discord Nitro free. Get the most out of Discord with Nitro - get access to Server Boosts, custom emoji and stickers anywhere, HD video streaming, and more.
- Rap Plug: 30+ free courses from award-winning industry pros. Take your career to the next level by learning from professionals who have worked with artists like Drake, Rihanna, Jay Z, Lil Baby, SZA, and more.
SoundCloud artists will also be able to access benefits from Adobe in the coming weeks, including 20% off on Adobe Premiere Pro and trials of Adobe Express Premium.
“Being an artist today often requires more than making great music. Between managing your online presence, creating assets for social media, and building out a community, there’s a lot artists have to handle,” said Tracy Chan, SVP of Creator at SoundCloud. “We’re aware of that and we want to make things easier by offering benefits that help you across all areas of your career. It’s great to be partnering with other creator-first companies like Squarespace, Adobe, Discord, and Rap Plug to provide a benefits package you can’t find anywhere else.”
“We are thrilled to partner with SoundCloud to support its thriving community of artists, musicians and creators,” said Kinjil Mathur, Chief Marketing Officer at Squarespace. “This collaboration aligns with our core values in giving artists a way to stand out and succeed by establishing their digital presence, building a beautiful website, and connecting with audiences across multiple touchpoints.”
This is just the latest milestone in SoundCloud’s strategic effort to enhance its creator offerings. Since launching SoundCloud for Artists in 2022, SoundCloud has introduced a range of updates including the new Fans tool for artists, direct messages on mobile, a new Comments tool, a global licensing deal with Merlin, and additional Member Benefits partners such as Feature.FM.
For more detail on the specific Membership Benefits available for SoundCloud Next and Next Pro artists, visit artists.soundcloud.com/benefits.
SoundCloud is a music company powered by an ecosystem of artists, fans and curators leading what’s next in music. Founded in 2007, SoundCloud is an artist-first platform empowering artists to build and grow their careers by providing them with the most progressive tools, services, and resources. With over 320 million tracks from 40 million artists, the future of music is SoundCloud.
Squarespace is a design-driven platform helping entrepreneurs build brands and businesses online. Our products empower millions in more than 200 countries and territories with all the tools they need to create an online presence, build an audience, monetize, and scale their business. Our suite of products range from websites, domains, e-commerce, and marketing tools, as well as tools for scheduling with Acuity, creating and managing social media presence with Bio Sites and Unfold, and hospitality business management via Tock. For more information, visit www.squarespace.com.
Rap Plug is a edutech platform that delivers classes from music industry professionals. Our users learn from a curriculum designed to share the stories, skills, techniques, failures, and successes of music industry professionals. Our leadership team consists of serial entrepreneurs, producers, and marketers who aim to make Rap Plug the number one educational platform for the Hip Hop industry.