BeatStars has been partnered with Soundcloud for some time now to offer BeatStars’ users the BeatStars & Soundcloud monetization program.
With our SoundCloud Monetization program, users can earn revenue from actual monetized plays generated within their personal SoundCloud account. When you generate actual monetized plays, you are paid-out directly for each payout period once we receive statements from SoundCloud (see general info below).
You can also track your earnings and SoundCloud channel performance inside of your BeatStars MyMedia Dashboard once we receive each statement.
Connecting Soundcloud to BeatStars and Monetizing Your Soundcloud Tracks
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I tell if my tracks are turned on for monetization?
If your track(s) have a blue dollar symbol and say “Monetizable” these tracks are turned on for monetization. If you do not see the blue dollar symbol, unfortunately, your track(s) have not yet been turned on for monetization. Please see this link for instructions How To Submit Tracks for SoundCloud Monetization.
2. How can I earn revenue?
If/when you generate actual monetized plays for a given month, SoundCloud will send us that data/revenue directly, and we will populate that data in the following sections of your BeatStars account.
NOTE: The actual stats section in your SoundCloud account is not a representation of monetized plays. That section is for plays only, and not a confirmation of actual monetized plays via our program. So please do not use your SoundCloud personal stats as any reference for monetization via our program.
3. When can I expect payments?
Payment dates will always vary depending on when we receive the actual data and revenue from our partners.
If your tracks are generating monetization revenue, it can take SoundCloud 2-6 months or more (from the end of each month) to send us this data and revenue. We appreciate your patience as we await the data and revenue for each payout period. BeatStars has no control over payment timelines. Also, if your content is not generating any actual monetized plays, unfortunately, no revenue can be sent.
IMPORTANT: Please do not contact BeatStars asking for when payments will be sent as we have no control over payment timelines or any delays. Payments are sent once we receive payments from each partner.
4. What is a monetized play?
Monetized plays are those which are turned on for monetization, getting a visitor play of 30 seconds or more, and occurring on SoundCloud’s site specifically. Any plays outside of SoundCloud, or not turned on for monetization and not getting a visitor play of 30 seconds cannot generate revenue.
IMPORTANT: All monetization payments will always be reliant on the data our partners provide and when. If you do not see any revenue yet, this indicates that their statements we received thus far do not show you generated any revenue yet. If/when your content generates revenue for a specific payout period, it will be sent once our partner provides us that data. In some cases, partners can take 2-6 months (or more) to send us the revenue so there could be additional delays at times. BeatStars has no control over timelines, so we appreciate your patience.