So I guess you’re on SoundCloud, huh?
People have various reasons for joining the aforementioned website. Some simply want to have fun, listen to great tracks, and maybe just stalk their crushes who’re into recording music. Others join because of more serious reasons – like, starting a career in the music industry. True enough, websites like SoundCloud have given everyday people a chance to get noticed and be heard. There are one too many success stories circling the net talking about how many aspiring singers and musicians have gotten their big break thanks to video and audio hosting websites. I wouldn’t be surprised to know that hearing such stories has got your game going too.
After all, we’re all persistent dreamers in the end.
So, if you’re going to give this your best shot then what else can we do but to support you. I tell you, we’re all behind you with this one! And if you want some proof, here’s an article about (not just one but) six celebrities that began their journey online: https://www.liveabout.com/stars-you-didnt-know-were-discovered-by-the-internet-1923883
Anyway, all dramatic pep talks aside, focusing on how SoundCloud works is the best place to start. You have to understand that just like every other video and audio hosting website, SC runs on plays and likes. It’s how they keep people coming and how they attract more users to upload their work. The website has been around for several years now and it has fine-tuned many of its features to both users and viewers’ advantage. If you want your tracks to rank in SoundCloud, you need to play by the rules – and number one is getting enough views and plays.
No matter how good your music is, it won’t matter if it’s not being listened to. So no matter what the case, the first thing you have to prioritize is getting enough loyal subscribers who would listen and share your creations. While getting a good number of followers is easier said than done, there are a handful of ways to do it effectively. Here are our suggestions:
- Reach Out To Common Friends & Family
Well, who can support your better than the people you already know? I’m pretty sure that many of your family members, friends, and acquaintances are already aware of your talents and will be more than willing to support you in this race towards fame. If you reach out nicely, they are sure to help. They can even get some of their own friends and acquaintances to join in the fun!
- “Purchase” Followers
Don’t take this the wrong way, but you can really buy real SoundCloud followers online. There are several websites that allow you to do that. Real people are going to be following you so it’s not going against the rules. If you want your network to grow quickly, this is a good option to try. Don’t worry; you won’t be buying followers forever! When you’ve got a good presence in the website, more followers will come naturally. You just need this for a head start!
- Market Your Own Work On Social Media
Who said that marketing always comes at a cost? We have perfectly good platforms to use to market our own work these days. We have social media websites to go around with for Pete’s sake! You don’t know half the power these websites can have. They reach far and wide; you can definitely grab the attention of many people if you try! Whenever you upload a track, talk about it on social media. Who knows? You might even go viral!