On SoundCloud, it can be quite a challenge for emerging artists to get themselves heard over the noise made by the millions of other music creators who got there before them. However, there are strategies and tactics you can implement as a music creator starting out on SoundCloud that will bring exposure to your tracks and rack up your play count.
To get you started, we’ve put together a few tips on how to get more plays for your tracks on SoundCloud.
One of the ways you can increase plays for your music is by making a music video. Currently, people spend more than one third of their time online watching videos. Additionally, video content receives more shares and higher engagements when compared to other forms of content on the web. Take advantage of this by creating videos and sharing them across video platforms like YouTube. This shows the importance of embracing video in your music. Make sure that you create videos for your songs, then share these videos on multiple social media pages, websites and blogs, with these videos linking back to your SoundCloud profile.
Another great way to increase your plays is by letting people know that you’re on SoundCloud. Nowadays, the internet is awash with hundreds of forums and subreddits that are solely focused on music. On these forums and subreddits, music lovers congregate to share and discuss music and find new artists. By finding forums that are related to your genre and posting something with a link to your SoundCloud profile on them, you will increase your plays.
To increase the chances of people playing your music, you also need to get social on SoundCloud. Despite its music sharing capabilities, at its core, SoundCloud is a social network. Therefore, it is important for you as a musician to forge relationships and build a network of fans and fellow creators. You should connect with other artists in your genre, commenting on their tracks and sharing their tracks with your own followers. Once you start doing this, others will check out your tracks, hopefully like them and start sharing them with their followers as well. This will create more exposure for your profile, allowing new listeners to find your page and listen to your music.
One of the most effective and surefire ways to give a boost to your visibility is through buying plays. First and foremost, buying plays will obviously increase the number of plays for your music. But less obviously, it will also provide social credibility for your music because tracks with higher numbers of plays are deemed to be more interesting. When people see that a lot of other people have listened to your music, they are more likely to want to listen to it themselves. This will create a positive feedback loop where more people will be finding your music on a daily basis.
Although buying plays is an effective way of boosting the number of the play count you have on your tracks, it also has its risks, which you need to think about before you make your purchase.
One risk is that your followers will see an unnatural spike in plays with no increase in likes or followers and they may suspect that you have been trying to trick them into thinking you are more popular than you are. You can avoid this by buying likes and followers simultaneously as you buy plays. This will make the play count spike appear more natural and more believable for your fanbase.
The top risk associated with buying of plays, however, is the scam. In a little-understood industry, some unscrupulous individuals are looking to cash in without providing any added benefit. You pay, but they will not deliver the promised results. And with these guys, even if they do provide you with the promised amount of plays, they will come from low-quality bot accounts that SoundCloud can easily identify and eliminate.
To avoid these risks, you should properly review the seller before making your purchase. Some of the features you should look at to evaluate a seller, include:
Interested in learning more? Check out our reviews of the top 10 SoundCloud plays providers.
Date: May 17, 2016 / Categories: SoundCloud Plays, Tips, / Author: Viv
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