SoundCloud updates that help you increase your plays are always appreciated by those who use the service. Three recent SoundCloud updates are ready to streamline the service, and add more data points. Read on and be aware of them so that you can take advantage!
For fun, check out the song at the bottom of the post – it’s my favorite track on SoundCloud right now!
3 SoundCloud Updates: City details added to SoundCloud Stats
Smart bands have been using the SoundCloud Stats feature to learn about which of their songs and albums are getting attention. This helps them plan their next single, know what type of songs they might want to play for their next tour, and is a bit of a hit with the digital music nerds who love to create a good spreadsheet.
The newest feature from SoundCloud’s data team comes with their Pro Unlimited plan and could be a game changer. City stats gives musicians a look at where people are listening to, liking, reposting, commenting on, and downloading their music.
Are you looking to plan your next tour? Here’s the answer. Are you looking to put together a release strategy for your promotion? Here’s the answer. Looking to do some radio interviews, but don’t know where people will be listening? Here’s the answer. Are you just looking to find some new data to play with. Here’s the…
The key thing you can do with this data is learn where to focus your spending budget for offline and online advertising. Knowing where you can find new listeners, and spending the time and money, will help you increase your SoundCloud plays naturally. This can be particularly useful after hyping up a track of yours with our SoundCloud plays service.
3 SoundCloud Updates: The all new iPhone app
The first iPhone app for SoundCloud was not the most well received. I can’t recall any of my friends having it on their phone – and I use to work for an Apple store! Besides that, half my friends are musicians. Still, I don’t know anyone who has the old SoundCloud iPhone app.
The all new SoundCloud iPhone app features:
- A much simpler interface – One thumb control for everything.
- Tap anywhere to play or pause – no more struggling to find the one little button.
- Swipe across to skip tracks.
- Explore artwork and the track by sliding along the waveform.
- A new ‘You’ tab that stores tracks you’ve liked, and playlists you’ve created.
- An all-new homepage that makes finding everything, and everyone, easier.
Taking the time to promote this app by mentioning it to your fans, can get people listening to your music when they’re commuting, or trying to get some headspace at work. It’s an easy way to get a few more SoundCloud plays, all thanks to SoundCloud’s dedication to improving their service.
3 SoundCloud Updates: Goodbye SoundCloud Classic
This may not seem like much as far as your SoundCloud plays go, but SoundCloud has taken down the SoundCloud Classic view option. They are doing this so that they don’t have to go through all the headache of coding and supporting two programs. Instead, they can focus on one, make it better for you, and work on new things – such as the iPhone app above.
How this can increase your SoundCloud plays is simple, in a behind the scenes sort of way. When a developer has two products to work on, with all of the problems that come with 2 pieces of software – which is twice the problems – it leads to more delays in the service, crashes, servers being down, etc.
With the focus shifting to one version, you’re able to have a better platform to put your music on – everyone gets more SoundCloud plays when SoundCloud is actually working!
As promised, here’s my favorite track on SoundCloud right now. A true hip-hop summer jam from Canada’s Swollen Members. What are you listening to on SoundCloud? Let me know in the comments!