SoundCloud removes 'don't sue' clause from Premier service contract following criticism

The streaming service has been pressured to make a U-turn on the phrases of its direct monetization program.

SoundCloud has eliminated a controversial ‘don’t sue’ clause from the contract of its Premier service after criticism following an investigation into its phrases by The Verge.

The Verge famous final week (October 26) that the phrases of SoundCloud’s new self-monetization program featured some restrictive clauses, together with unsure cost dates and changeable payout percentages in addition to being requested to signal away any proper to sue the corporate.

In a weblog put up printed yesterday (October 29) SoundCloud made a U-turn, saying that “some language within the authentic program settlement was too broad, and we wish to keep away from any doubt round your rights and the way we run this system.”

“Our crew reviewed the settlement, and we’ve clarified or eliminated components which may be unclear or not related to the open service now we have now – this consists of the removing of the outdated covenant to not sue language that was a part of our earlier invite-only settlement.”

The revised contract not requires artists to succeed in $100 in income to be paid out, and is now committing to an everyday cost schedule each calendar month.

SoundCloud Premier – which permits artists to be paid instantly for internet hosting their music on the service – launched in 2014, however rolled out to SoundCloud Pro and Pro Unlimited customers earlier his month.

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