We sell ads to keep 8tracks free for everyone. Nearly 100% of our revenue goes to artists and labels to ensure they get paid, but for only $2.99 a month, you can banish ads while still supporting 8tracks and the artists you love.
We're grateful for our 8tracks Plus subscribers; they're like an extended part of the 8tracks family. To return the love and support that our Plus subscribers give us, we’re planning to offer several new features for 8tracks Plus subscribers to enhance both the listener and DJ experience. We'd love to hear from you regarding what other premium features you'd find valuable!.
You pay $2.99 per month, with automatic renewal each month from the date of sign-up. You can cancel anytime and will continue to receive the benefits of 8tracks Plus through the end of the current billing period, irrespective of cancellation date.
When you sign up for 8tracks Plus, you get a 14-day free trial. We will NOT bill your credit card during that period, and you can easily cancel the trial from your Settings page at any point during that 14-day period without ever being billed.
Even if you cancel during your free trial, you will continue to receive the benefits of 8tracks Plus until 14 days have elapsed.
Yes, that’s different than 8tracks Plus, which will turn off ads for you across all of our platforms (on the website and in our mobile apps, including iOS). You can only sign up for 8tracks Plus here on the website.
If all you want is ad-free listening on iOS only, you can sign up for that via an in-app purchase on iOS (and it will cost you a little less than 8tracks Plus: $19.99 for 1 year). However, in that case you'll still see ads when you tune in from other platforms, such as the website.
Example #1: You sign up for 8tracks Plus, right here, right now. You will never encounter another ad on any 8tracks platform (web, Android app, iOS app, everything) until you cancel your subscription. You pay $2.99 per month for this.
Example #2: You sign up for ad-free while using our iOS app, via in-app purchase. It will remove ads from your iOS experience, but you still will encounter ads on the website, on Android, etc. This lasts for 12 months, and costs you $19.99.
Those features require us to get a different license from copyright holders, but we'd love to offer this premium experience to our listeners. We’re currently looking into ways that make sense for everyone involved (listener, copyright holder, 8tracks). Be on the lookout for future updates!
The reduced rate of $2.99 per month has been rolled out to all 8tracks Plus subscribers and will be reflected in your next billing statement. However, as older subscriptions were built on a different billing schedule, you will continue to be billed at 6-month intervals, at the new rate of $17.94 ($35.88 per year).
Sponsored playlists from our partners will still show up on the site because, well, they’re playlists made by people. If we’ve done our job right, these playlists will be of the same quality as any other playlist and be consistent with the 8tracks experience. If that’s not the case, let us know. We’d love to hear your feedback!