SoundCloud is the largest and most important online music community. It has revolutionized the concept of digital music distribution. Offers independent artists the necessary space for self-promotion. But it also offers many other useful tools. Its effective use will amplify your project and make it heard.
They are many tools. That is why we have created this simple guide to teach you how to correctly use the most useful and increase your fan number.
Here are some professional tips to get the most out of your SoundCloud.
How can new fans find your music? How to get views on SoundCloud? One of the best ways to do this is to assign labels to your music. Labeling gives you visibility when a listener is searching on SoundCloud. The better the labels, the easier you will be to find them. The best way to label is to be honest. If you have made a Drum & Bass track, set Drum & Bass as the main genre. Add moods and a location for the labels too. Everything helps. Work around a main genre to keep things clear. The addition of a lot of genres will not make your track easier to find. The more concise and precise your labels are, the easier it will be for your music to be discovered by curious listeners.
Practical tip: Label and link your SoundCloud collaborators in the description of the song. Use “@” before your SoundCloud name to link your profile. It’s a great way to cross-promote and tell the story of your process.
Add a link ‘BUY’
Obtaining reproductions and “likes” is nice. But the likes and reproductions will not buy you that new micro to which you have cast your eye. Fortunately, SoundCloud allows you to add a “Buy” button in your song. Simply click on the “Metadata” tab when you are uploading it. Add the correct links: Buy in iTunes, Beatport, Juno, Bandcamp or any other platform you use to sell your music online.
Practical tip: If you have a Pro account, you can write whatever you want in the text of the button.
Tell your story with your waves
SoundCloud allows fans to comment directly on the audio wave. But you know who else should comment on the waveform?
Use the comments on the wave to talk to your followers and the community about your process. Be transparent about how you created the track. Ask for feedback and mention specific sections. For example, if you are not sure about a section of your track, comment on the audio wave where that section begins.
Something like: “I’m not sure about the bass here. Tell me what you think “is the perfect way to know the opinion of your community.
You do not have to have completely finished a clue to publish it. Post sketches, get feedback, and make your music improve day by day.