Below is a brief description of each offering provided by SoundCloud in terms of monetizing your content on their platform. Symphonic works with record labels and artists for SoundCloud profile monetization (including whitelisting) and for uploading songs into the SoundCloud Go platform (their consumer-facing brand).
SoundCloud profile monetization
SoundCloud Monetization via Symphonic is a service that allows you to earn royalties on the music you have uploaded to your profile. Both free users and Go users accrue royalties for monetization (track play count is what matters, not how many ads are played) that will be reported separately when the royalty reports come in.
To monetize, you must have 1000 followers on your profile whitelisted through Symphonic, an agreement with Symphonic, and a spreadsheet filled out after Monetization is enabled.
SoundCloud Go (their streaming platform)
SoundCloud Go is a subscription service focused on SoundCloud listeners/consumers. It allows for offline streaming and the ability to remove ads while listening. This does not affect monetization; any play counts from SoundCloud Go consumers are still paid out for monetization.
To have tracks appear on this service, you need to upload them through a delivery feed. To be onboarded for this, please click here.
SoundCloud Go and monetization is currently available in a select amount of territories. You will always find the most up-to-date list from SoundCloud themselves located here.