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Month in music tech: the biggest news of March 2021

Here are all the new music technology developments from March that you should know about.
SoundCloud's Fan Direct Royalties

SoundCloud to be first major streaming platform with “fan-powered royalties”

It’s the first major streaming platform to direct user subscription fees to the artists they listen to.
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SoundCloud to let fans pay artists directly

Sources suggest the new payout model will be announced later this year.
SoundCloud DJ

SoundCloud DJ gives DJs offline access to over 200 million tracks

The new subscription plan is immediately integrated for VirtualDJ with more platforms to be included soon.
Mastering on SoundCloud

Master your music with SoundCloud and Dolby’s new online tool

Add the finishing touches to your tracks directly on SoundCloud as you upload.
Soundcloud direct support button

SoundCloud launches $15M initiatives to bolster creator community amid COVID-19

Artists can now add a direct donation button to their pages.

Bandsintown partners with Twitch to promote artists’ live streams in wake of coronavirus

As tours and live shows are cancelled across the world, more indie artists are performing online.
Soundcloud Artist Shortcuts

SoundCloud rolls out new Artist Shortcuts feature for iOS app

Providing a direct-line between music makers and their fans

SoundCloud supports artists and creators affected by coronavirus

Artists can save 50% on the top tier SoundCloud subscription and take advantage of its Twitch partnership and online guide.
SoundCloud update

SoundCloud’s new update lets you upload audio from your phone

One of the most requested features is now available on iOS

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