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How Long Should SoundCloud Plays Take to Deliver?

We get it – you’re antsy about the 200,000 plays you just purchased for your latest track on SoundCloud – 2 HOURS AGO!

Getting a little impatient is perfectly understandable, especially if you’re expecting this to change the course of your music career. SoundCloud is a massive platform that holds a lot of potential – but holding off on that excitement just a bit, however, can do you a lot of good.

One thing you need to know about the SoundCloud boosting game is that bought plays should be delivered at a natural pace. Nothing good will come out of getting 200,000 likes all in one go. If anything, this can raise suspicions among authentic followers and listeners.

An earnest provider should be upfront about the estimated turnaround time for the services that they offer. Your job is to make sure the turnaround time provided is reasonable relative to the amount of plays you purchased. Getting your 200,000 plays in 2 hours is nothing short of irrational, if you ask us.

Unless you have tapped into your viral potential overnight, there is nothing natural about receiving large amounts of plays within a day. That could be considered farfetched, even to an untrained eye. Plays that are slowly delivered to your account make for a more organic appearance in the eyes (or ears!) of authentic listeners.

To help you better understand turnaround time and the importance of an organic delivery, we’ve rounded up some of the best providers of SoundCloud plays on the market. Our list will give you a convenient overview of how they go about delivering your precious plays.


How Long do I have to Wait?

Turnaround time varies from provider to provider. As a general rule, low quality plays are delivered far quicker than high quality plays.

This is because low quality fake plays are automated, and are directed to your track with a click of a button. We want you to know that this is not how valuable plays are delivered. Fake plays are almost always sent in bulk, in predetermined amounts. Authentic followers will pick up on that fast, and there are even ways to report activity like that to SoundCloud.

Drip feeding, on the other hand, is a delivery method that is designed to mimic organic growth. This is how you want your plays to be delivered – naturally, without a pattern for people to spot. Having to wait a little bit longer for your plays to be delivered is well worth it in the end.

Some providers will also offer an option to include intervals in-between deliveries for a more organic appearance, just like any big star:

soundcloud-popular-artistWe’ve taken the top 3 providers and listed their estimated delivery times for the different plans they offer. Check them out, and you’ll know what to expect when working with them:


  • 5,000 – 10,000 Plays delivered within 3-5 days
  • 50,000 – 250,000 Plays delivered within 5-10 days
  • 500,000 – 1,000,000 Plays delivered within 15-30 days



  • 1,000-2,500 Plays delivered within 2-5 days
  • 5,000 Plays delivered within 4-5 days



  • 5,000 Plays delivered within1-2 Days
  • 10,000 Plays delivered within 2-3 Days
  • 25,000 Plays delivered within 3-4 Days
  • 50,000 Plays delivered within 3-5 Days
  • 100,000 Plays delivered within 5-8 Days
  • 250,000 Plays delivered within 1-2 Weeks
  • 500,000 Plays delivered within 2-4 Weeks
  • 1 Million Plays delivered within 3-6 Weeks
  • 2 Million Plays delivered within 4-8 Weeks
  • 3 Million Plays delivered within 2-3 Months
  • 5 Million Plays delivered within 2-4 Months
  • 10 Million Plays delivered within 3-5 Months


Nothing is organic about amassing 100,000 bought plays all in one day. Sure, it may seem plausible in theory, but when those bad plays all get dumped onto your track at once, you will quickly find out why that was never a good idea to begin with. It doesn’t look good.

We encourage you to reach out to your provider and ask as many questions as you can about their delivery method. You can also ask whether they offer the drip feeding method, and find out what other options they offer along with it.

High quality providers will often tell you outright how long delivery will take, like Devumi:


Not all providers offer drip feeding, and those who do might not always advertise it on their website. So it’s best that you send them that email.

Don’t Rush: The Slower, The Better

Based on our own experience, most providers begin delivering plays within 12-24 hours after confirming the receipt of our payment. Keep in mind that this does not apply to all providers, just the vast majority.

We suggest you take a look at a few of our comprehensive reviews of SoundCloud play providers to learn more about the turnaround times for each provider based on our little tests – don’t worry, no music tracks were hurt during the experiments.

When it comes to receiving bought SoundCloud plays, slower is better. A slow turnaround time appears more organic in the eyes (or ears) of the general public. Getting them all in one go can raise suspicion, so the wise option is to go for quality over speed.

Besides, even if the delivery takes a bit longer it still beats organic growth by a long haul. So hold your horses and be patient, capisce?


Date: December 1, 2016 / Categories: Getting Discovered, Marketing, SoundCloud Plays, / Author: Mariko



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