There is no doubt that social media is one of, if not the most effective way to have your music seen by your target audience. SoundCloud has played a very large part in allowing artists big opportunities to get their music in front of record labels as well as producers which is why SoundCloud is the most used online media network today.
YouTube also plays a very large part in showcasing not only your music but also your creative side by allowing you to upload a music video. Love him or hate him, if it was not for YouTube Justin Bieber could never have been found.
You must take advantage of all social media platforms and not just focus on where you can upload music. For example, using Twitter will have your music seen by simply uploading a tweet stating ” check my new song …. ” and then having your followers re tweet and favorite it.
Instagram now also allows artists to upload a short video clip in which they can upload a teaser and then leaving a link for people to go and listen or view the whole track.
If you are an artist who is looking to be seen you must first know that just uploading music is not going to get the results you are looking for. You should also blog about your music, join music groups on Facebook, join lists on Twitter that involve artists and producers who are also sending out tweets.
There are so many different things you can and should be doing simply because the competition is becoming extreme and more artists are uploading music now than ever before.