The growth of streaming services makes upcoming artists turn to platforms like Bandcamp, Spotify, YouTube, and SoundCloud to promote their music. However, should you focus your attention on one? Should you use them all? Which of them is the best for your music career? Well, I think you should give SoundCloud a trial, as it seems it is the best service for promoting an upcoming artist for several reasons.
SoundCloud offers a few key advantages that might make the platform more suitable for your music career as an up-and-coming artist; it all depends on what you want. Here are some reasons why you should use SoundCloud as an upcoming artist.
The informal nature of the platform allows you as an up-and-coming artist to drop any track you want, whether mixtapes, studio experiments, or demo’s, they are all allowed. Although you can also do this on other platforms, SoundCloud features an ideal set-up for this in the best way. If you don’t know how to upload your track, here’s how to go about it;
One of the most distinguishing features of SoundCloud is that it lets you get feedback from listeners. As an upcoming artist, you should be concerned about what others feel about your music. Before you spend money on promoting your track, you should first put it on SoundCloud so that people you don’t know can tell you how they feel about the song; this is important because people you know will not want to tell you how terrible your track is so as not to hurt your feelings.
This instantaneous feedback helps artists putting up early demos of their music. When someone comments on your track, you can choose to;
Here how to go about each:
If you want to answer a question about your song in the comment space, tap on “Reply” beside the comment on the Track page. Click anywhere outside the current waveform to cancel your action. Tap on the display name if you want to view the commentator’s profile.
Replying comments made on your tracks through the SoundCloud pulse app is also easy. Click on the feedback on your song, then respond.
If you want to remove a comment made on your song, go to the track’s page, then to the comment you want to delete. Hover over the comment then tap the trash can icon; this will remove the comment. If you feel that the comment is a spam, you can report the comment. You can only delete a comment on the website.
If you don’t want the comments on your song to be publicly available, you can use the Quiet mode feature that is only available to Pro and Pro Unlimited subscribers. The quiet mode gives you the opportunity to:
One significant reason why SoundCloud has so many users is that it offers an upcoming artist the chance to make money from their song. There are a lot of Dj’s, up-and-coming producers and artists sharing their music on the platform and getting paid.
SoundCloud allows you to monetize tracks you upload on the platform through paid adverts, just like what exists in YouTube’s monetization program.
Search for more on the tips and tricks you can do to engage with your audience and make more money.
SoundCloud helps you to embed their widgets into your website easily.
How to embed SoundCloud player to your website:
If you’re a Pro or Pro Unlimited member, you can see the increasing number of plays you got from your blog or website through your stats page.
Through SoundCloud, you benefit from the social media effect through likes and reposting, which is similar to twitter’s favorite and retweet buttons. When someone chooses to repost your song, it will appear on their page and their stream.
When a listener reposts your track, it will be seen by everyone who follows the person reposting it, thus, giving you more exposure.
Date: December 11, 2019 / Categories: Marketing, / Author: E O
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