SoundCloud is has announced that it is rolling out profile verification, adding official blue checkmarks in search and on profiles of verified creators.

SoundCloud profile verification

We’re doing this to help well-known artists stand out and maintain their authenticity, and to help listeners identify these artists more easily.

You’ll also notice that orange Pro star badges now live exclusively on the profiles of our Pro subscribers. We initially created these star badges for Pro subscribers to let listeners, fellow creators and industry contacts know they’re taking their craft to the next level — but often the Pro badge was misused or misinterpreted as verification. Official blue checkmarks will help eliminate that confusion.

Rest assured, if you’re a Pro subscriber your status remains the same. As a bonus, Pro Unlimited users who apply for verification will also be first in line.

A blue checkmark will begin rolling out on the profiles of the most notable artists on SoundCloud and all creators will have the ability to apply for verification directly on the platform.

More information: SoundCloud