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SoundCloud – The Power Of A Music Community

Have you already covered the basics of creating a great profile page including a profile picture, your logo, and a short hard-hitting bio including your contact information? Make sure you included links to your website, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media networks.

Once you have the basics covered, you should consider upgrading to the Pro option. It allows you to upload more music and to be featured in Spotlights. The hidden advantage is getting access to better stats. You can discover new areas to market your music which can lead to booking more gigs. My Music Viral can help you if you’re unsure how to make a social media presence with impact.

  1. Promote Your Best And Hot New Material First

Listeners come to your Soundcloud profile to learn more about you and hear more of your music. You want to make sure they stay. You accomplish this be putting your hottest songs first.

When you are a Pro subscriber you can use the Spotlight feature to put your 5 best tracks (or playlists) right at the top of your profile. That makes sure you grab their attention and keep listeners glued to your music. The rest of your music will be listed in from the most recently uploaded to the oldest. Use Spotlight to make sure your new releases and best songs are the focus of your profile.

Make sure people can find your music easily by using SoundCloud tags. Make sure to include track titles, artist names, genres, and any keywords that you believe listeners will search for. Correct tagging will increase visitors to your songs.

Do not forget to tag every song you upload on SoundCloud. Take a little time to think about all the tags that make sense for each song. Some tags are obvious like “blues “ or “R&B”, but others are easy to overlook like acoustic, saxophone, drum solo, etc. Include all tags that will help people who love your style of music can find you.

Do you produce covers and remixes of other artists? You can grab new fans by tagging your song to highlight that fact. Keep in mind, SoundCloud pays close attention to copyright rules, so use a little caution.

Proper tagging and featuring remixes and covers can drive more traffic to your profile and increase your fanbase. Don’t forget to share your new uploads on Facebook. SoundCloud allows instant signup via Facebook logins, so your Facebook contacts and groups can become instant SoundCloud fans.

Exclusive on SoundCloud – imagine the power that simple statement has for increasing the number of fans for your music. This allows you to grab the attention of new and past listeners of your music and give them a quick way to find all of your songs.

SoundCloud Commenting – make sure you ask your fans for comments and then take the time to reply. This increases engagement and brings fans back to your profile and increases shares.

  1. Announce Your Music To The World – Sharing On Social Media

SoundCloud plays an important role in your social media strategy as the hub for hearing your music. It is the perfect platform for sharing your songs for both veterans and new bands.

SoundCloud makes it easy for you to share your new songs on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms. Sharing your songs on other platforms gets more attention for your music and new followers for your SoundCloud profile. Once you attract them to your SoundCloud profile, keep them engaged with commenting, and hopefully they choose to quickly share your music with their social media followers, too. SoundCloud makes it simple for both listeners and creators to share on social media.

  1. Get Social and Share The Love

SoundCloud is not a place to drop your music and runaway. It is a social media platform designed to bring together music lovers and musicians. If you want to get the most out of SoundCloud it is time to engage.

Increase your exposure to SoundCloud by getting involved. Take time to find other great musicians and bands. Follow their pages, comment, and share their music. Your engagement with their channel may lead to them telling their followers about your music, too. You can quickly build a community of followers on your profile by engaging with other music creators on SoundCloud.

Pay special attention to other artists from your area. They are likely to follow you back and can give you great new contacts for promoting your music locally. Other local musicians can become the best source for feedback, friendship, and inspiration. Make sure to connect with them through other social media platforms to improve communication.

Are you trying to get more fans to your music? You can find them as simply as following listeners who are followers of music creators similar to you. They are obviously fans of your genre. When you follow them, you are indirectly inviting them to check out your profile and music.

Do you post your songs on YouTube, Facebook, or other platforms, ask your followers on other sites to stop by your SoundCloud profile to hear exclusive songs, or to comment on your music. Don’t forget to reply to comments to increase engagement and to keep the conversation going. Being active on SoundCloud will increase shares and eventually your fanbase.

WARNING: Buying fake followers and likes can actually damage your SoundCloud profile and your reputation. When people notice a lot of likes and plays without comments it is obvious that you are gaming the system. Fans love engagement and interacton. Take a little extra time and build a real fanbase who will buy your music, gear, and come to your live concerts.

  1. SoundCloud Groups – Getting More Exposure Fast

SoundCloud is a real community filled with groups of music lovers and creators. You can quickly increase your exposure by submitting your music to a variety of SoundCloud Groups. The groups are packed with other artists producing music similar to yours and their fans. When your music is added to these groups, you grab more listeners.

Take a few minutes and search for groups using SoundCloud’s search function. You will quickly find groups which match your genres of music. There are groups featuring Blues, Indie Rock, Hip Hop, and Top 40 music. Don’t flood the groups with your tracks. Post sensibly and feature your best tracks in the appropriate group. This is the path enticing listeners to jump over to your profile to find more of your music and following you.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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