8tracks shared a blog post detailing how it will roll out its previously announced subscription plan. It’s a transparent discussion of why and how the company is altering its business model. The company is going to place more restrictions on its free tier and add benefits for joining the paid subscriber ranks.
The planned perks for subscribers include features such as more skips, offline listening, and full DJ library access, pending how 8tracks’ negotiations go with labels. The changes to its free tier are coming in early November. Those updates include more ads, interstitials stopping playback between mixes, and weekly time limits on hours allowed to stream.