Start to get your soundcloud followers for free
After all your hard work creating that awesome track or album, you want everyone to hear it and share it with the world, right?
If you have a soundcloud account (wich you should ;-), it is an easy and free way to get your music online.
Once you have it on soundcloud, you can start the whole process of finding your ideal audience and getting some awesome soundcloud followers.
Yes, YOU need to find THEM. They will not find you.
Not because your music is bad, oh no, but because your music is not the only music on soundcloud.
Think thousands of songs uploaded daily, and yours is one of them.
That is why you need to find the ideal audience that wants to listen to your awesome music.
So lets begin with…
Step 1: Have a professional profile.
Simple right? Create an awesome representative profile picture, a nice banner and have enough detailed information about you and your music project on the proper places on your soundcloud page.
Put all the relevant links in their places, make sure they work and avoid clutter on your page. No unneeded information about that time your band had a fun gig 20 years ago or why you switched that background sound on track 3 to a synth bass.
Only add information that any new listener would be willing to read.
Name your tracks in a good way (so no track 01, track 02, etc).
Step 2: Add high quality audio/tracks
All the music that you upload to soundcloud should be in the highest quality possible. The mix should be perfectly balanced and all the tracks should have all the needed information added.
If you don’t have the tools to create a high quality mix, you can still upload your tracks to soundcloud, but you might want to consider adding DEMO to your song or album.
Step 3: Find some great musicians/fans
Soundcloud is a social platform…sort of. You should connect with people as much as possible. Follow people within your genre, listen to their tracks, comment on them and give some nice and informative feedback. Maybe even share a song or two if you like it.
If you share on your own social media pages, it will present you as an artist that doesn’t only think about you.
That is a huge plus! It also segways nicely into step 3 😉
Step 4: Try to find the best platform to share your music
Your music needs to be heard, we already talked about that.
Sharing it on other social platforms will help to find your audience. If you do a little research and try to find on wich platform your ideal audience is posting, hop on to that social train and start your conversations there. That segways nicely into the next step 😉
Step 5: It is not all about you!
Music is a universal language. And because you don’t want to talk to yourself, about yourself all the time, you shouldn’t do that with your music.
Yes, you should share your music, but not all the time. Make sure that you switch between your music and other topics. You might find that there are certain topics that your ideal audience likes to talk about or shares alot. Hop on to those conversations to get noticed in a natural way. Don’t start a discussion that you do not connect with. Find topics that you relate to, or maybe ask questions on your social page.
Things like “what was your favorite album from the 90s”, or “what is your favorite instrument” could start some nice conversations.
You could also share some hot news topics that connect with your style of music. You can find great news on sites like BillBoard.com.
And, if you create automated posts with Buffer.com (wich is free), you can setup some nice active social pages without to much work per week.
With the above steps you will see results in no time. And remember, the more you give, the more you will get.
If you add a good social media plan to these steps, imagine what your results will be!
Maybe taking the free Rock Your Social Media course could help with that.
And, as you can see, I didn’t talk about buying plays or likes, using bots or stuff like that.
The reason for that is that I don’t think it helps in the long run. It could add some numbers to your tracks, but all those numbers will not buy your next album.
In my opinion it is better to have real followers/likes and plays. You want those people to listen to your music.
Think of it this way..
If I told you that you could play in a room full of robots, would you do that too?
Your music deserves better!