Best ways to get more plays and followers on SoundCloud

There are several easy things you can do right off of the bat to help establish your presence on Soundcloud and there are best way to get more plays and followers on SoundCloud:

Best day/time of the week to release songs. Sundays 5PM GMT. Why? most SC users have daily jobs during the week, so many of them find time to work on their music on the weekends. They might start something on saturday and have something to show by Sunday. As soon as the release while they wait for feedback they go through the timeline listening to others users music during the next days. I have to say that this is just an hypothesis, is just an explanation for a behaviour I was able to observe from my numbers.

Facebook groups. I guess I don’t need to convince you about the relevance and impact of Facebook as a social network. Even though the high number of bots and duplicated accounts, it’s still a great place to promote your new tracks. Use all the tags you created on TIP2 and search for groups related, subscribe them all and post your track. In this case avoid the paste and forget, don’t do that. That will make your track getting ignored and even deleted. Before using a new group on Facebook people should get to know you so after subscribing spend some days giving feedback to other people, participate on conversation, contribute with ideas, etc. This will multiply the response by 10 when you submit something new. When it comes the time to paste the SC link, add a note to it. Two or three lines maximum, say something that contains the more relevant tags from TIP2 + something related to the group you are about to submit. This last thing is very important to avoid to be seen as a spammer (and to be a spammer). The more lazy you are in this sense, the less response you’ll get.

Repost your track daily the first 3 days. If you go to the track settings after one day this is live when you set your track to private and back to public again (waiting 2 minutes in between) you make your track appear as a new track on other people incoming tracks section. Pushing your track to the top of the list gives it again chances to get heard. Don’t overuse this trick unless you want your followers to unfollow you. Don’t be exaggerated.

Say your track is a new song and free download. This is something that really worked for me. I found that in SC there’s so many people looking for great fresh free music to download easily. When you clearly specify that at the end of your songname that increases the chances that one your track get attention from one of those users. Obviously if your track is not free download, you don’t want to lie to your followers…In my case, I use the buy link/label from song settings section to point to my website so they can also download, but from my server, that could also work for you. The new song in the song name is very useful specially when you when you have been using TIP5 with old tracks occasionally so they can say “ok now is not a repost, is a new one so let’s listen it”.

Check your best listeners tracks frequently.  SC offers great stat features, use them. Go to one of your tracks and hit the view more in the stats section. In the list of listeners, hit the view more so you get the full window with the list. That list is ordered by number of times each user listened your track. Now you can start from the biggest fan checking what are they doing. Listen to many of their tracks, put attention and again, give honest feedback. You might not like their music, technique, skills, sound, mastering….but there’s always something good about it. Open your mind and heart and it will easily come. When it’s there, share it! This is a nice thing to do and is a way to say thanks. They will appreciate that.

Real life people likes. This is something that happens very often to me. Let’s say someone you know come to you saying “hey dude I really liked your new song, is great”. Then your realise that even though this person has a SC and Facebook, didn’t do anything. This is because most people just don’t use the like/fav button. You need sometimes to tell them “hey that’s cool thanks for that…do you think you can hit the fav?…that would really help a lot man”. You won’t believe me how many likes you were wasting there just because you leave them pass. EXTRA: when you share your song in your facebook timeline, let’s assume you have your friends and family there…so don’t be shy to say “Family and friends, this is my new song…is about {put what is about} and it would really help a lot if you can hit the share button, the like or comment anything here!”. People like, comment and share at least 3 more times when they are asked to do so.

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