Uploading to the platform have been the responsibility of distribution like CD Baby, TuneCore, Distrokid and Ditto. But now artists can upload their music directly to the platform without any fee.
At the moment, the feature is an invite-only beta for users of its Spotify For Artists platform. Roughly 200,000 artists are counted in the platform atthis time.
So now Soundcloud have to make some changes for their platform to stay on the run. Soundcloud limits your uploads unless you have a premium account. But Spotify is few steps ahead for that too.
“Uploading is free to all artists, and Spotify doesn’t charge you any fees or commissions no matter how frequently you release music.”
Spotify shaping up their path for nothing but for a great success.