I remember a time when you could store your music on Soundcloud indefinitely without paying a cent. You just had a few limitations, but not very restrictive ones after all. And then unlimited storage became a pro subscription. The price seemed fair to me for the service. I paid $5 to be able to store all my tracks, and enjoy nice benefits. Replacing a track, highlighting it, having exhaustive statistics, etc..
Today, a pro membership is $16 a month. This rate is completely abusive. Unfair! 16x12 = $192 for one year, if you pay a monthly membership. You get a discount if you pay for a full year, but the price is still unjustified in my opinion.
What are the alternatives? They are obviously on the music blockchain.
Audius said themselves that they were the "New Soundcloud" when it was launched just over a year ago. You can upload your tracks there in an unlimited way, public or private. In a private way, it's very important for me, because when I work on an album or a project, I like to upload different versions of the same composition and create playlists. When I listen to these playlists and the different versions, I'm continuing the work on the project. What works and what doesn't work.. Very inspiring.
For music lovers, know that while you support your favourite artists you will also earn $AUDIO. The Audius ERC-20 Token will soon be associated with Solana to reduce network costs considerably. Note that $AUDIO is doing great with a price of $0.40, right now: https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/audius
After the big October 2020 Airdrop to thanks the users the more involved on their platform, they announced the monetization at the end of this year. Problably at the same period. I have no doubt that Audius is going to become a major player in the music blockcain. Join the music journey now!
If you are an artist who is held back or blocked by the limitations of Soundcloud, I can only strongly recommend that you place your music on Audius. Unlimited and Free. I will do it very soon. For all my music work. I'm finishing my next Album "Electronic Patterns", and I can't work on Soundcloud. The limitations have caught up with me.
As I often say: The Future of Music Streaming is on Music Blockchain!
See you soon.. Space Rockers! :0)