Publish drafts, get feedback, and make your music better.
If your track gets embedded on a blog your artwork will be there. If you share your track to Facebook your album art goes there too. Your album art or track artwork represents your music no matter where it goes. So it’s mega important.
Before anyone hits play the artwork attached to your track has to stand out. So make it count and choose something that represents your music and you. Your album art or track artwork represents your music no matter where it goes. For best results always use a JPG or a PNG that’s at least 800 x 800 pixels.
SoundCloud lets you share private links to your tracks. It’s great for sharing unfinished tracks with collaborators, sending demos to labels or blogs, or contacting other outlets like radio stations with exclusives.
Sharing a private link gives your music the personal touch and a sense of exclusivity that is great for reaching out to tastemakers. It’s super easy to do. Just upload a track and set it to private. Save it and go to your profile. Click the track you want to share privately and hit the ‘share’ button below the waveform.
you’ll see a private share URL that is unique to your track! You can even make a whole playlist private if you wanna share your entire new album. Plus, you can reset the the private link at any time to make your private links time sensitive.
Your track is finally done. You worked long and hard on it. You’re finally happy with how it sounds and you think it’s ready for the world. So you click share and sit back waiting for those plays. It’s a hit! The track gets some nice buzz and people seem to be liking it! But a couple days later you realize that your song needs a minor tweak… Maybe someone you admire commented and told you a hot tip on how to boost the bass. Or maybe you mastered it and you want the better version on your SoundCloud. But if you take it down, you’ll lose all those plays, likes and important feedback…
Don’t fret. With a Pro subscription on SoundCloud you can swap out the audio on any SoundCloud upload at any time. And the best part? You don’t lose all those plays, likes and comments from your fans. It’s perfect for sharing unfinished songs to get feedback. Tweak your track based on the critiques and re-upload any time.
Hitting share doesn’t have to be final. Swap the audio and make sharing part of your production process. Don’t just post your own music. Re-post artists that you’re excited about or songs and mixes that you can’t stop listening to. Sharing other artists and helping your audience discover new music builds trust and authority and is a really humble move. If you hear something, say something!
You SoundCloud is a community. So support it by sharing other artists in your feed. If you share other artist’s music there’s a better chance they’ll share yours! Reposting another artist’s music is a great first step to starting a relationship as well. Relationships that lead to gigs, collaborations and helpful partnerships. All that good community stuff. So build the community you want to be a part of.
Sharing your new tracks to your SoundCloud community is great. But why stop there? Put your tracks out into the world!Share them to all your promotion platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Once you upload a track share it to all your platforms under the ‘Share’ tab.
You can also auto-post your tracks to all your social platforms automatically by linking your accounts. Just head over to your Account Settings to manage your Connections.
Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are all connectable for auto-posting. Connect your accounts and get your tracks into all those ears!
SoundCloud is a tool. You have to use it right to make it work. These tips will help you get the most out of your SoundCloud and make it work for you wherever you’re sharing your music. So share lots, share often and share smart.