Below is a brief understanding of each offering provided by Soundcloud in terms of monetizing your content on the platform. Symphonic works with record labels and artists for Soundcloud Profile Monetization (including Whitelisting) as well as for uploading of songs into the Soundcloud Go platform (their consuming facing brand).
Soundcloud Profile Monetization
SoundCloud Monetization via Symphonic is a service that allows you to earn royalties on the music you have on your profile. Both Free users and Go users accrue royalties for monetization (track play count is what matters, not how many ads are played), but they will be reported separately when the royalty reports come in.
In order to monetize, you must have your profile whitelisted through Symphonic, an agreement with Symphonic, and a spreadsheet filled out after Monetization is enabled. We can, in some cases, grant the ability for you to monetize directly on the Soundcloud profile as well but this is approved on a case by case basis.
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 playcounts from SoundCloud Go consumers are still paid out for monetization).
Any tracks appearing on your profile and/or available for that service will potentially show up or not show up in full unless you use SoundCloud Go as a subscriber. In order to have tracks appear on this service, you would need to have them uploaded through a delivery feed. To be onboarded for this, please click here. You must also ensure your profiles are whitelisted.
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.
Soundcloud Pro/Unlimited (Not offered by Symphonic)
SoundCloud Pro & Unlimited plans are focused mainly on creators of music - artists, songwriters, and labels. This is not offered by Symphonic but we wanted to highlight so you knew that it was an option.
Pro allows for 360 minutes of uploads, Unlimited allows for an unlimited amount of uploads/minutes. Both Pro & Unlimited provide some statistics but Unlimited will provide the full breadth of SoundCloud reporting tools for those interested in monitoring their SoundCloud account.