SoundCloud is the hot new social media platform that is helping new musicians reach heights they may not have before, while reaching fans around the world. Increasing your SoundCloud downloads is the goal of every artist on the site, how can you get a leg up and increase your downloads and fans?
Upgrade your SoundCloud account
The biggest step your band can look at for increasing your SoundCloud downloads is to upgrade your account. Yes, you can do so much with the free options, but the added features of the upgraded account will help new artists tremendously. Here is how:
The statistics on SoundCloud help your downloads by allowing you to track trends. I know, right? You’re a musician, not a tech geek or number cruncher! Like it or not, you’re going to have to go it alone until you find an agent or manager who can do your statistics for you.
Plus, they have sweet graphs that show your data. Who doesn’t like graphs?
Your listeners, your fans, are the most important people in the world to you! Why not find out where they are by watching your SoundCloud downloads and play stats on the world map? You never know, you may be able to use this information as leverage on your next tour of an area you haven’t visited before – the stats can guide you!
Unlimited SoundCloud downloads
How embarrassing would it be if you finally found that hit song that broke you through, only to have your new fans disappointed by a download limit?!? The unlimited SoundCloud download feature on the upgraded accounts can be worth the price on it’s own.
Online PR using your SoundCloud data
I know, another boring topic. But this is just the topic a record company would bring up. You can use information in your upgraded stats to show where (what websites) your songs are being played and where your traffic comes from.
You can also discover what apps people are using to listen to your SoundCloud downloads. You can connect third party apps, such as BandPage, as well and keep track of everything in one place.
The Importance of Sound Stats
This allows you to compare sounds versus other sounds. It’s a numbers game on your songs, and is likely more important than whether you recorded it in 3/4 or 4/4 time! This is where you can see what people like and choose the best song for a video or single. You can even get a breakdown of when your songs are popular with a timeline look at your listens and downloads.
All of this just from simply committing to your SoundCloud account and upgrading. This article is for further advanced SoundCloud promotion tips that can propel your SoundCloud downloads even further and find your fans!