Building a following on any platform takes time, patience, and engagement. This is no different on the independent artist streaming giant SoundCloud. Today, we'll explore a few proven tips to rake in at least 5,000 followers to your SoundCloud page, and they won't cost you an arm and a leg.
Get Featured On A Blog
We have highlighted the pros of networking with music bloggers in other marketing tip write-ups. However, the benefits of this cannot be spoken about enough. Getting your music posted on a music blog will give you a big boost. To better your chances of being featured on music blogs, always make sure that your record is mixed, mastered, and of high quality. Also, keep in mind that blogs get hundreds, if not thousands, of submissions daily, so if there is an option to pay for a post that will guarantee your music will be posted, that is the route you will want to take.
Use Soundcloudfollowers.org For Organic Followers
Soundcloudfollowers.org is a gem for musicians because it is entirely free and allows users to establish follow-to-download gateways. This is how it works: Instead of giving your songs away for free, you can set them up on the site and have users agree to repost, like, and follow your songs/account in exchange for a download. What makes it even better is that it's easy to use. It only takes a few seconds to register and create your gateways.
Comment & Repost Other Artists Music On Your SoundCloud
In order to get love, you must give it first. Do this by liking, reposting, and commenting on other musicians' work from your SoundCloud account. Small gestures such as these are appreciated. Eventually, you may want to ask the artist if they wish to collaborate by constantly reposting each other's work. This is a sure way to cross-promote and gather new followers quickly.
While these three steps may seem simple enough, they are vital and must not be overlooked. Add these to the marketing plan you already have in place and watch your SoundCloud following balloon quickly.
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