SoundCloud To Launch New Paid Subscription As Samsung Service Folds

30 March 2016 | 11:41 am | Staff Writer

Win some, lose some.

Music streaming behemoth SoundCloud will finally launch its new paid subscription service, SoundCloud Go, next Tuesday in the US, which is undoubtedly set to rival fellow streaming giants. 

According to The Guardian, SoundCloud Go will be available for $9.99 a month and will feature a catalogue of over 125 million songs (four times more than Spotify or Apple Music), as well as offering ad-free listening.

SoundCloud co-founder Eric Wahlforss said of the news, "These deals are very special. They’re bespoke in nature and they allow us to do some pretty cool things.

"You’ll get an emerging artist that just started making music a year or two ago and now has traction on SoundCloud, next to Adele, next to John Lennon, next to an hour-long DJ set, next to a mash-up – all of that in one place."

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The news comes in the wake of Samsung announcing yesterday that their streaming service, Samsung Milk Music, will officially be closed next month after just one year since its inception.

A statement from Samsung reads, "With a heavy heart, we will be closing the service in Australia on April 28, 2016. 

"After this date, you will no longer be able to stream music or access your cached music from Samsung Milk Music on your Samsung devices."

Customers are also being offered three months of Google Play Music for free — click here for more details.