Getting people to listen to your music and turning them into long-time fans can be the hardest part of building your music career. SoundCloud have some tips for you.
Use your bio to get the attention of SoundCloud users
Consider your bio as your five-second chance to convince SoundCloud users why they should care about your tracks and listen to them. Tell them something about you in two (or three) short sentences. Seriously. That’s all the space and time you have got. Don’t mess around here.
It’s good to share: add links to your SoundCloud profile
It’s OK – we know you’re not cheating on SoundCloud if you use other social media accounts. The idea is to get your tracks to as many people as possible and for as many people as possible to know about what you have created.
Click on Links to add websites and social media accounts associated with your tracks. This can be your band or podcast homepage or maybe a venue or festival you’re performing at. Don’t be shy. This is a chance for fans to find you and stay up-to-date on what you are doing. Bonus: If you add a link to a Songkick or Bandpage URL to your profile we will automatically display your upcoming shows on your SoundCloud profile.
How to showcase your best work on SoundCloud
If you’re a Pro or Pro Unlimited user, use the Spotlight function to list up to five tracks or playlists at the top of your profile. Tracks listed on Spotlight will be highlighted on your profile. Other tracks will be displayed – with most recent at the top – underneath spotlighted tracks.
SoundCloud wrote this advice as part of an on-going series in which they’ll be helping artists promote their music and profiles in new ways. Keep your eyes on the SoundCloud blog and RouteNote blog for much more advice on getting your music out there and heard by the world.