- Last update: 9 July 2017 -
The Soundcloud community is a great one. At least, if you know how it works. Do you sometimes feel like no one is listening to your tracks and wonder how others have dozens or even hundreds of likes, reposts and comments and, more importantly, plays? Well, you’re probably just uploading a track and waiting for magic to happen. Read this article carefully and get to work, because there’s no such thing as magic.
The first step should be checking the (repost) account’s genre preferences. Simply go through the last 50 or so reposts to see which genres they prefer. There are a lot of channels out there that will repost all genres to maximise exposure. Others stick to Punk, Reggae, Hip Hop, Electronic, Rock (in all its varieties), Singer-Songwriter, Folk etcetera. Read the description on the different profiles to see what they like and aspire.
Secondly, check whether the repost account you want your track reposted have an ‘artist profile’ as well. Follow the account and engage. In case you only want your own tracks on your band’s profile, create a repost account of your own and use that one to repost.
When approaching an account with the sole purpose of getting a repost, you’re doing something wrong. We often get messages like “Repost this track [+link]. It simply doesn’t work that way and we’re like: “Okay, sure. Keep copy/pasting my friend”. You better send a message like
Hey [channel name], great channel you have! I have reposted [track name] and was wondering if you would like to listen to [track name] and possibly repost?
Remember to add the link to the song, since these channels get many requests every day and will want to be able to listen and repost right away. Don’t get too greedy and ask for a dozen reposts at once. Building a relationship is key at this early stage.
Of course, prior to sending the message actually do LISTEN to the song and like/comment/repost on it. Don’t be discouraged when your track isn’t reposted immediately or at all. Personal tastes differ.
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Soundcloud channels that will repost your music
Follow the accounts below and start getting your music heard! Also, sign up to AtomCollectorRecords. Developed by musicians for musicians and free to use. The idea is to listen to other tracks, earn credits which you can allocate to your own tracks to get your music heard.
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