Soundcloud Introduces Lossless HD Storage And Downloads For All Creators
Being one of the world’s largest music and audio platform, SoundCloud lets people discover and enjoy the greatest selection of music from the most diverse creator community on earth.
This is made possible for music and audio creators across the globe to connect with their fans and also share and monetise their content as well.
Just yesterday, that is on the 2nd of December 2019, SoundCloud introduced a new way of commitment that would help creators with the world’s largest community of music fans safeguard their master audio files with higher quality, more flexible storage and recovery features than any other audio platform.
In their recent community way of helping creators, the PR stated
To bring our highest quality file-management solution to more creators, we’ve made some changes to the platform that might affect you. Now you don’t have to panic if your hard drive gets lost with your baggage or your producer goes MIA with your files, because we’re giving all creators access to lossless HD storage and downloads.
The ability to download original files was previously a Pro feature, but we don’t think any creator should have to worry about their original work, so we’re making our premium storage solution available for everyone.
Starting from 9th December 2019 creators on SoundCloud introductory upload limit for free users will change. As a free user on a Basic plan, you can upload a total of 3 hours of audio or 15 tracks, whichever comes first with the maximum file size is 4GB. If your file exceeds these criteria, please split it into separate uploads.
Anything you upload before December 9th, 2019 when the new upload limit goes into effect will remain on your account, will not be hidden, and will continue to be available to you and all listeners. On December 9th, if you have more than 3 hours of audio or 15 tracks on your account, uploading will become temporarily disabled.
To continue uploading, you will need to make space for new uploads by either deleting older tracks to get under the free limit or unlocking unlimited uploads by upgrading to a Pro Unlimited plan.
Advantages of the new Lossless HD
- Your tracks are safe here. We securely store all of your original files (public, private, even ones that are hidden) across multiple data centres.
- You can access your lossless HD files, anytime, anywhere. Download your tracks again in the exact format and size you uploaded them in.
- You’re giving fans the best possible experience. SoundCloud transcodes your files to various codecs optimized for streaming playback, meaning that when you upload in lossless HD, your listeners hear the best possible quality.
- Your future self will thank you. Uploading in lossless HD today ensures that your content is ready for the HD streaming improvements we make going forward.