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Artists can now get verified on Soundcloud

Following social media’s strange obsession with blue checkmarks, SoundCloud has now officially jumped on the verification bandwagon for artists, labels, and collectives that use their platform. Moving away from their “pay-to-play” model where anyone could snag an official “orange star” on their profile for a monthly subscription, Soundcloud has aimed to cut down on bots and throwaway accounts by having users verify specific information to verify if you are the proper user of that account and/or brand. The changes have already begun to take shape in the electronic music scene as artists such as CharlesThefirst, Of The Trees, and Seven Lions have already become verified.

In order to get verified, artists must contact Soundcloud support through their verification help page or in the profile’s settings tab and follow the process to verify your account.

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Just a heads up, here are a couple things that are required for the process to take place:

  • Account must represent a well-known and/or highly searched for artist, collective, DJ, label, curator, or podcaster
  • It must be the unique presence of an artist, collective, DJ, label, curator or podcaster
  • It doesn’t contain any misleading information and adheres to Soundcloud’s terms of use
  • It must have a bio, profile photo and at least one track uploaded