How To Promote Your Music – 3 Tips On Using Soundcloud
Those interested in making and/or promoting their favorite music have most likely attempted using YouTube or SoundCloud to gain recognition. Regardless of genre, promoting music via YouTube and SoundCloud has been proven to be extremely effective. In 2010, YouTube was the most popular tool of choice when it came to promoting music. It’s not surprising, really, as it is well known that YouTube gets more than 3 billion views a day! SoundCloud is another popular media platform, one that many are not using to its full potential. Some people have used SoundCloud to simply keep track of songs or provide fans with a way to download their favorite artist’s music. However, it can do much more. In fact, it has the power to out-compete YouTube and here are three ways that will get users the most out of Soundcloud as a music marketing tool:
Follow Other Users: On SoundCloud, there is the ability to ‘follow’ other people. One of the easiest ways to get noticed is to take notice of others. Whenever someone is followed they receive a notification and, more often than not, the person being followed will usually return the favor. Even just taking a look at similar profiles and following people with the same musical interests will boost publicity. Don’t follow any and everyone though, be genuine, selective and appreciative of others. It’s not just about the promotion of music, it’s about connecting with people that have the same views and interests.
Favourite tracks: Show interest in others by marking similar artist tracks as favorites. ‘Favorite’ tracks will appear on music profiles, thus ensuring that people with the right taste in music will be exposed to, and will appreciate, the work on offer. Tracks that have been marked as favorite generate notifications and the artist that has had their track liked will often return the favor when they find out. Users are able to see what tracks have been marked as favorites on profiles they view and this can lead to a lot of good exposure to people who might like the music which is being promoted.
3. Send out some SoundCloud messages. If you really like somebody’s song, you might want to let them know personally by sending them a message. Be cordial and tell them that you really appreciate their craft and the time they’ve put into their music, production, composition etc. Everyone likes a genuine compliment so if you’re giving someone honest good feedback about their music, they will more than likely click on your profile and check you out. This is a great way to build relationships as well.
These are the three simplest ways to get the most out of SoundCloud and its music promotion capabilities. Social media sites, especially those centered around music, are an excellent way to connect with potential fans. http://www.cloudseekr.com offers a free Soundcloud promotion tool.
The author is an electronic musician from California. He has successfully promoted his music through the internet and social media and now aims to help others gain insight on how they can get their music heard online. To use his free Soundcloud bot promotion tool, visit his site. You can also go to his Squidoo page on how to promote your music online.