5 ways to increase SoundCloud plays and followers
Do you create music? Then maybe you are familiar with SoundCloud. It is the best platform of the present days where you can promote the music you make. Still, you are not the only one knowing this. Thus, the competition is rather harsh, since everybody is doing their best to attract listeners towards their music. It may not be as easy as you might think. It’s not like your music is bad and does not attract anyone. There are just too many options out there, so people might not find your music right from the start. What to do? Increase your SoundCloud plays and followers by following the next tips. Your music will reach their ears faster this way.
- Know the best days when you can upload your music
Probably you didn’t expect this to be a strategy, but it is since there are days when people are more active on SoundCloud. Thus, Sunday may be the best day to make a release. Why? Well, people have daily jobs and may not have the time to spend online looking for music. Even most music producers may start something on Saturday and will have it finished by Sunday. So yes, this is a great time to be around with a new song.
- Use Facebook to promote your SoundCloud links
Whether you have a profile that shows you are a developing artist, where you can share the link with your new song, or try adding it to groups that share the same musical interests, Facebook can help you find more listeners. Still, if you want to join a group on Facebook, it is recommended to have a bit of activity first there, like offering comments and feedbacks for the rest. And only after you can start introducing your links, together with a comment relevant to the group, just to avoid being seen as spam or ignored.
- You can repost your track in the first days
This is a trick that should be used with care and common sense. You can repost, using the options in the settings area, in the first three days, at most. It will help your post go up the line a bit and increase chances of being listened. Still, don’t overdo it, as you might appear pushy, and people don’t like that.
- Mention that the song is free and ready to be downloaded
Believe it or not, if you add the mention “free” and “quick download” at the end of the song’s name, you will see an increase in listeners and followers. This is happening because people are in search for fresh new music, which can be downloaded for free. It is an excellent way to get some recognition and earn followers as a new artist.
- Show appreciation to your best listeners
How can you do that? By opening the list of listeners, in the stats section of your tracks. There, you should see which listeners are most active on your tracks and show your appreciation by visiting their profile more often. See what they’ve been doing and offer honest feedbacks about their work. It may not seem much to you, but it is a great way to show your appreciation.