Now, for those of you who don’t know who I am digital marketing myself, I specialize in helping artists, like you, guys, get their songs heard through platforms like Spotify, Instagram, YouTube and a bunch of others. What I want to talk to you guys about today is how to run up your place on soundcloud, and this isn’t a platform that I necessarily will recommend you guys to work.
I do personally have my own beliefs about SoundCloud and trust me I’ll be doing a article on that in the future. But I haven’t gotten a lot of questions from you, guys asking me how you can start to build your place up on soundcloud how you can start to get your songs out there so on and so forth. So I want to give you guys a couple of tips, some that I’ve noticed and kind of seen in my recent past working with SoundCloud and some they have come directly from SoundCloud themselves.
They recently put out a blog article talking about ways that you can optimize your soundcloud page, so that your songs are spread a lot more, so I’ll be digging into that as well. So with that being said, let’s get right into it all right now. The first tip comes directly from SoundCloud itself and it’s make sure that you’re as discoverable as possible, meaning that you want to have your titles and your descriptions in order.
Don’t have anything like track number one. The track number two and don’t add any unnecessary and extra characters or symbols that will make it hard for people to find you. So whatever your name is on Instagram or Twitter or whatever other profiles, you use make sure that it’s as close to it as possible within the track description and the track title for your song, so that people can easily lift you up and find you.
You also want to make sure that your album art is the highest quality and resolution, as you can possibly get. Soundcloud doesn’t really like to work with low res photos and I’ll make it a little harder for you to be discovered and for people to want to actually come and check you out when they do stumble upon your profile. The main thing here, guys is consistency. Consistency across your track descriptions, consistency across your titles and consistency across your album art will make you very discoverable on soundcloud, giving you a better chance of being picked up by the platform’s algorithm and having your songs actually spread out within the platform, and the second thing That you guys want to make sure that you’re doing is taking the advantage of sound clouds genre and mood now, just like all the other streaming platforms.
Soundcloud does in fact have its own algorithm that they used to determine how other people are hearing songs and what songs come up next after this song and so forth and so forth. So SoundCloud uses their algorithm based on the tax and the genres that you guys are using. So you want to use as many as you possibly can. That relates to your song and relate to your audience. So if you’re a rapper, your manager, I’m attack may be hip hop.
You may have a chilled mood or a sleepy mood, or something like that tagging it with as many relevant tags as possible, increases your chance of being picked up by the algorithm being spread to these people, who are looking for songs based on these types of tags. In these types of genres and increasing your chance that you actually hit the audience that you want to hit and that’s the best way to make sure that your music spreads on soundcloud, honestly so before each song release make sure that you have a list of tags.
And subgenres listed out that you can use with each song time and time again. This way, you’ll make sure to hit the same niche over and over spreading your music out amongst the people, who really care about the types of songs that you’re making and putting you in front of a relevant audience anyway. Now the next thing that you’ll want to make sure that you’re doing is taking advantage of repost networks and the repost function on soundcloud in general.
Now, in my opinion, they don’t work as well as they did. I would say two or three years ago, but they’re still the most effective way for you to grow your song on SoundCloud itself. You can either reach out to people who are bigger than you and see how much they’re charging for repost I’ve seen a couple of popular DJs and even like smaller lesser-known artists, who still have large fan bases who offer repost as well or you can take advantage Of repost network, which is a website that actually sales repost from different large SoundCloud accounts, just go in there and make a profile dig through the ones that make the most sense.
For you see how much they cost and get those guys to repost as long as well or if you guys, are trying to stay more inside of your budget or if you don’t really want to spend money on repost at all. What you can do is start the build your own repost network, using friends, artists, DJs and producers, who are all in similar size and demographic as you as well. This would make it easier because your starter kind of associate brands with people who are also trying to build themselves up and pretty much be sharing fan bases with other people who can pretty much pitch it into yours and you’ll be helping a lot.
By doing the same now on SoundCloud, your repost network is like gold, so they’re stronger, vennett way that you build the better chances that you have of spreading your song out outside of your own network, increasing its views, increasing its reach and increasing your chance of picking Up new fans, so just to give you guys a little recap. The first thing that you want to do is make sure that you’re as discoverable within the platform itself, meaning that you want to make sure that your titles are order, that your descriptions are in order and that you’re using the same name on soundcloud as the one That you’re, using on all your other social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter or whatever it is that you guys are using the second thing that you’ll want to do is make sure that you’re using SoundCloud genre and mood tags, like I said, SoundCloud has its own Algorithm that it uses to determine songs that played next with in other people’s on Play, listing and their track efforts, and things like that.
So, the more that you tag your songs or there’s many relevant tags as possible, the better chance that you have of SoundCloud algorithm, picking you up and spreading your songs in the platform without you even having to do much work. And the third thing that you guys want to do is make sure that you build a strong repost network. You can do this by hitting up DJ’s or rappers or other artists who are offering repost for whatever price.
It is that they offer make sure that you’re getting the best bang for your buck and it actually helps to spread your song or you can always tap into artists who have a similar genre and niche and same size following as you two start, the build you Guys it’s on repost network of similar style artists, or you can always use a website like repost Network, just go in make an account find pages that are actually offering repost and figure out, which ones make the most sense for you, your style of music and your Budget now make sure to leave their link to the original SoundCloud blog post in the description below, so that you guys can check out some of the other tips that they had.
I didn’t feel like really needed that much of a real description, but you can always go through it, read through it yourself and get from it. What you need now, as always guys if you feel like you, learned me pain today, please make sure you like to share this article, hit those post notifications so that you guys don’t miss anything. I want you guys to learn everything and anything that you possibly can with.
That being said, my name is Corey and I’ll see y’all next time.