Soundcloud is fuckin' up again FYI


#21

I guess they backpedaled?


#22

Still gonna start doing youtube because I have 3 subs from when I did my IDMf 050 retrospective. Can’t keep them waiting forever.


#23

I think this is because of the copyrights issue. Previously, we were able to find all the new tracks that were launched in the market, but now only their covers are available on soundcloud.


#24

:wink:


#25

I have an account there, but haven’t been active. Started it up to share works to release,on a old forum I was on. So I just went back to it. don’t know how busy the site is though.


#26

I’m kind of surprised we haven’t all jumped on the YT bandwagon since SC 2.0, myself included.

I go on YT to listen to all of the hidden gems that spotify doesn’t have, and not once does it ever cross my mind to go to SC. Probably because listening on it is a fucking nightmare.


#27

You need to render a video for your track, to put it out on YouTube. It’s just more effort, i guess. I just put live practice sessions out on it. They are already streamed and recorded, i just need to upload them. There are some reddit areas that i use as sc group replacements.

I’m currently just too inactive to upload stuff, as I’m working on a record


#28

Not as hard as you think…I just use windows movie maker I just put a stupid picture and the audio (the wav file) and render to mp4…however watch out for aliasing and a decrease in sound quality when doing a video format…it happened to me a few times so I guess do a bandcamp mix and yt mix…

and trying to get a following on yt is just a waste of time…imo…being that there are bots that jack up the numbers on certain vids to pop up on the trending vid thingy on yt home page…and the comments are just whatever…

Also the audience is more discerning which is good thing being that on yt not everyone is a music producer so you dont have artists playing the good ol fashioned merry go round game like they would do on soundcloud in the past…

So that’s my short pros and cons of yt…


#29

Oh… is that what’s wrong? I just thought I was terrible at mixing… hmmm… I suppose it could be both :thinking:

Oh well… Onward! :sunglasses:


#30

I’m thinking with the new year, A new approach altogether. I wen’t to hearthis.at back in 2015 after browncloud did away with the groups and sought to monetize with their radio fiasco. Hearthis is cool in the sense that you can upload music without capping and having to purchase a pro account. So I can’t really bitch about only being able to upload mp3 format with a free account…It’s not the best platform (Free account) to upload private .wav files for submissions. In addition to Youtube, I think I’m gonna give Bandcamp a go because I feel it is a great platform to turn new people on to your music, And connect with said fanbase on a personal level outside of "sic wubs peeski, check out my tack and give it a <3. At the end of the day, I’d rather subscribe to a bigger google drive than pay a streaming service to be able to upload a fucking .WAV file.


#31

^ Actually I’m surprised that bandcamp hasn’t fucked up their shit yet. I was waiting for a 2.0 to drop that completely alienates everybody, but it’s been the same guy since 2009. Time flies.

Some asshole corporation might buy them out (hey, remember last.fm 2.0? me neither) but for now it’s still pretty valid and relevant. A lot of indies have moved to spotify, but I don’t really know if it’s paying off for anybody. Bandcamp is the last thing that is holy and good at this point.


#32

110% Facts!


#33

Real talk right there. I fucking love Bandcamp so much. I don’t even know where online music distro would be without it.

And I love how little it’s changed to be honest, it’s always consistent.

All hail the Bandcamp gods


#34

I like a lot of things about BandCamp… but I have two problems with it. Streams are not monetized and I can’t figure out how to generate traffic without shouting to the rooftops annoying everyone I know. There is no social interaction on the platform that I can see.

At least all the other platforms have a steady stream of looky-loos and sometimes they catch for a while. (I like those pennies dripping into my account while I sleep :sleeping:)

Am I missing something… or does my music really suck that much? :thinking:


#35

Consider Bandcamp as your official music store where everyone can purchase albums and get the highest quality possible from a source you’re in full control of. That’s why we have multiple platforms for music. About promotion on it: I read somewhere that Spotify receives around 40k new tracks every single day and to get on it you need to pay a distributor, so it’s a bit of a barrier. Now, Bandcamp is free so I expect much more daily uploads because it’s available to everyone. Same with Soundcloud - lots of artists get ignored/lost in this massive stream of audio crap. The competition is extremely high in that sense so just accept that.

But let’s be honest here, 95% of that daily data out there is just straight garbage because there’s no quality control at all. So my approach would be just work really hard on music and release only when it feels ready. Also use tags that could help to describe your music, not only biggest ones like “rock” for example, you can use up to 10 or even more iirc, then some nice album art. A complete package under nice presentation might sell by itself. But you never know, sometimes it’s more like a lottery. In that case, there are labels… End of story.


#36

At this point I just archive my fingerpainting…accept the grade for my homework and call it a day…

Music for me at this point is just a way to relieve my occasional boredum…

In the end it doesnt even matter…
Numb/encore…


#37

Everything you say is true… and I accept it. I was just wondering if I was missing something about how to promote on BandCamp.

On Pandora I get 20 streams a day just having my music there. SoundCloud trickles in at about 2 a day and is about half random and half due to social interaction. BandCamp is maybe one a month unless I promote through my mailing list. BandCamp doesn’t even have a “like” button other than the “wishlist” and that button doesn’t apply to my Artist page. It takes me to my Fan Page. Am I confused? I don’t get it…:thinking: