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Old 06-05-2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

Any suggestions as to how I can build a soundcloud audience so real people listen to my music? I understand that my soundcloud is relatively new, but let me know if you have any ideas.

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Old 06-05-2016, 02:57 PM   #2
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

Find people with less than 500 followers. Listen to their tracks. Make an insightful comment. Follow. Chances are, they'll follow back.

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Old 06-05-2016, 03:40 PM   #3
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

create 5000 free sc accounts and follow yourself.

tell people if they won't follow you back, you gonna come to their house and break their knees, same if they decide not to share/like/comment your track.

hire a group of monkeys so they could sit and listen to your tracks all day long (they don't accept paypal payment, just letting you know).

A classic "nice track, check me out" method where you can pretend that you like someone' music while expecting that this person do the same in return (pretends that he/she likes your music and maybe even leaves a comment as well!).

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Old 06-05-2016, 04:02 PM   #4
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

"Real people" usually listen to YouTube, Spotify, etc. Not Soundcloud (mostly producers, artists, etc there).
Other than that, go with the suggestions above.

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Old 06-05-2016, 04:12 PM   #5
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

Make a deal where you promise to suck the cock of anyone that follows you if they ever meet you in real life.

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Old 06-05-2016, 05:12 PM   #6
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

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create 5000 free sc accounts and follow yourself.

tell people if they won't follow you back, you gonna come to their house and break their knees, same if they decide not to share/like/comment your track.

hire a group of monkeys so they could sit and listen to your tracks all day long (they don't accept paypal payment, just letting you know).

A classic "nice track, check me out" method where you can pretend that you like someone' music while expecting that this person do the same in return (pretends that he/she likes your music and maybe even leaves a comment as well!).
+1 I couldn't give better advice if I wanted to.

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Old 06-05-2016, 05:37 PM   #7
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

Hire a service that manages your social media presence.

Date Kim Kardashian.

Go on a reality TV show.

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Old 06-05-2016, 06:04 PM   #8
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

Set up a facebook /youtube page and use your soundcloud links.
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Old 06-06-2016, 01:20 AM   #9
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

I see lots of people using toneden or similar sites for a 'follow to download' option. Not sure how effective it is vs how much it annoys people.

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Old 06-06-2016, 01:34 AM   #10
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

I know this is easy to say, but forget about the followers..just focus on making the best music you can. If you're music is good enough then it will catch on with people.

Aside from that, what RFJ said.

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Old 06-06-2016, 05:51 AM   #11
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

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"Real people" usually listen to YouTube, Spotify, etc. Not Soundcloud (mostly producers, artists, etc there).
Other than that, go with the suggestions above.
to be fair, 80%* of people who buy idm at least dabble in producing themselves.

its the same with modern jazz and classical music

*- i pulled that number out of my ass

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Old 06-06-2016, 07:56 AM   #12
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

I actually listen to Soundcloud.
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Old 06-06-2016, 10:37 AM   #13
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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

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I know this is easy to say, but forget about the followers..just focus on making the best music you can. If you're music is good enough then it will catch on with people.
I believe this should be your main goal and purpose but there will be little happening unless you get people to listen to your tracks. Spreading your music needs to be a part of your work. There is a much bigger chance of them hearing your music if its brought to them, instead of just stumbling over it by chance.

But I agree, the main purpose is to make music so good that there is no chance of getting it denied when you start marketing it.
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Old 06-06-2016, 11:42 AM   #14
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to be fair, 80%* of people who buy idm at least dabble in producing themselves.

its the same with modern jazz and classical music

*- i pulled that number out of my ass
That seems unintuitive. How about all those bedroom DJ's. Hardly any home improvement show these days where the 10yo kiddo ain't got some "rig".

For decades I just bought and listened.

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Old 06-06-2016, 11:46 AM   #15
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That seems unintuitive. How about all those bedroom DJ's. Hardly any home improvement show these days where the 10yo kiddo ain't got some "rig".

For decades I just bought and listened.
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Old 06-06-2016, 12:02 PM   #16
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wat. i didnt write anything between the lines

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Old 06-06-2016, 05:11 PM   #18
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I know this is easy to say, but forget about the followers..just focus on making the best music you can. If you're music is good enough then it will catch on with people.
Just like it did with less-known names such as Bach and Scarlatti during their lifetimes, right?

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Old 06-06-2016, 05:35 PM   #19
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"Real people" usually listen to YouTube, Spotify, etc. Not Soundcloud (mostly producers, artists, etc there).
Other than that, go with the suggestions above.
I agree 100% here. Soundcloud is just a place to store/stream your music. But YouTube and Spotify work equally well when combined with social media.

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I know this is easy to say, but forget about the followers..just focus on making the best music you can. If you're music is good enough then it will catch on with people.
Not that one shouldn't strive to make the best music they can, but these days I think it is very necessary to actively seek an audience and interact with them. There is so much music (and other distractions) out there on the web just because something is "good" doesn't mean it will rise to the top like cream.

I assure you that if you make a groundbreaking electronic album and all you do is upload it to soundcloud no one will hear it. Because honestly, even if a few people stumble across it and love it, it is really hard to get people to click that "repost" button.

All that being said, I don't really know how to get people's attention. I think consistently providing people with new content on a predictable schedule is huge.

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Re: Strategies to gain SoundCloud audience?

There was a time in the past when I was one of the top SoundClick artists for my subgenres.
I did make good tunes, but I have to admit alot of the attention came from me manually advertising my tracks on about 12 different audio forums every time I released a track.

That was back in the days before SoundCloud. But it is still relevant as a concept. If you spread the word manually you can kick your plays up a bit. But you have to put forth the effort.

The nice thing was, after people learned of my tunes, some of them became regular fans.
I miss the early days of SoundCloud though.
The current incarnation of SoundCloud has too much social networking and too much "RADIO" style nonsense.

I abandoned SoundClick, but there are still some good artists there.

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