At some point in your career as a musician you have been on your SoundCloud account looking at your dismal SoundCloud plays. You have wondered if it is right for you to buy SoundCloud plays and get those numbers up so that you look more successful to people who come by your page. People respond to successful music – how else do you explain Nickelback having a career? – and more SoundCloud plays leads to more SoundCloud plays.
I want to give you an honest look at the pros and cons of what happens when you buy SoundCloud plays. There are indeed some pros, but it would not be fair to leave out the cons. We’re about empowering you to make the right choice for you here on Devumi. Read on to discover what to expect.
As always, read through to the end to see my favorite track on SoundCloud right now!
Buying SoundCloud plays for your account: Pros
Great way to kick things off
As anyone on any social media platform will attest to, getting those first few fans, those first few views, and those first few plays are the hardest. When someone ends up on your song, through a search, through a suggestion, or any other way, and see no plays they’re much more likely to just leave it at no plays.
More social proof
Social proof is a concept that we talk about often here on Devumi. It may seem like pie in the sky psychology, but what can we say? It works. The basics of social proof is that an account that buys SoundCloud plays is more likely to be trusted as other plays by other people validate it. This can not only lead to more plays, but more fans in real life too.
It’s possible that when an agent comes by and sees your account with 10000 plays, rather than 4000, they could give another thought to signing you. When you buy SoundCloud plays it’s your way of increasing the chance that an agent will take you seriously. It could be the few dollars you spend that start your whole career!
It can make your songs go viral
It doesn’t happen every time, otherwise everyone would be doing it, but buying SoundCloud plays can be the kick that a song needs to go viral. This can be due to many reasons outside of SoundCloud. A fan could tweet, or do a Facebook status, about how your song is really taking off. This share could easily lead to more shares about your success. This is the basis of social proof, and it can lead to a song on SoundCloud going viral.
You can build a community
Many places where you can buy SoundCloud plays, like our own SoundCloud plays service, will also allow you to buy comments and likes. Once you start getting this moving along it will lead more people to joining in and commenting. Before you know it you’ll have a mosh pit going on your SoundCloud tracks!
Buy SoundCloud plays for your account Cons
Plays are not targeted
There is no way for you to target who listens to the plays, or what country they are from. Most times it’s bots programmed to do it and no actual human is hearing your music. Remember this is all about boosting numbers, it is NOT actual music promotion.
You still need proper marketing
You can’t skip out on the rest of a solid marketing plan, both online and offline. You’re just spending a little bit of money to help boost your social proof, or kickstart a new song. You still have to get out there and play concerts, have an agent, do your social media work, etc.
It is a controversial practice
No lies, this is not the most accepted practice. Devumi has completely confidential ways for you to buy SoundCloud plays so no one has to know unless you tell them. Keep it on the down-low.
There are scams out there
I’m not going to say you MUST buy from us, but I am going to say that after over a year of writing social media advice for you here it’s pretty safe to assume Devumi is legit. If you stray from us, and you get scammed…sorry, but I warned you.
And now, as is the tradition here on a Devumi SoundCloud article, is my favorite song on SoundCloud right now. Many NSFW words come out of Nicki’s mouth:
Queen Bey + Nicki = Words I can’t say on here
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