SoundCloud is trying to make sure people can tell who’s an authentic artist by rolling out verified badges, the company announced today.
Badges will be given to top artists on the platform, but there’s a list of criteria that has to be met in order to get one. Artists must be “a well-known and/or highly searched-for artist, collective, DJ, label, curator or podcaster,” according to a blog post announcing the news. They must also have a unique profile, no misleading information, and each account must have a bio, profile photo, and one track uploaded. Current artists who have received the verification badge include Billie Eilish, Wiz Khalifa, and Trippie Redd.
Prior to SoundCloud rolling out the verified badge, the site had Pro star…tech, The Verge