Social media has taken the chase for the fumes of fame to a whole new level of bullshit. After washing through the commercial EDM scene artists buying Facebook fans was exposed by several outfits last summer , faking your popularity for presumed profit is now firmly ensconsced in the underground House Music scene. In early January, I received an email from the head of a digital label. I directed him to our music submission guidelines. We get somewhere between five and six billion promos a month. Nothing about this encounter was extraordinary. A few hours later, I received his first promo. It was, not to put too fine a point on it, disposable: a bland, mediocre Deep House track. These things are a dime a dozen these days — again, everything about this encounter was boringly ordinary.
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For those of you that really want to get an understanding of Discorank you can see a talk by Amelie Anglade from a few years back giving an overview of the process below. Discorank is also likely to play a huge part in ranking factors of two of the most important Soundcloud features that have come out over the previous years — Charts and Related Tracks. The charts feature on soundcloud highlights the tracks that are getting a lot of exposure and significant buzz on soundcloud that week. It also helps to have the track tagged correctly with the genre you want it to appear in. The first tag should be the main genre, ideally taken from the list of genres shown in the charts. Tracks here are selected using an algorithm that gives recommendations from a network of interactions on the platform. This can be a few different actions — e. Get involved with your audience and other artists and add value to the platform. So now we have a bit of an understanding about how Soundcloud ranks songs, let take a loot at some of the things you can be doing to use this algorithm to your advantage. The first genre you tag with is often the most important — so make sure this matches with one of the main audio categories in the charts.
Maximizing Your Song’s Potential
SoundCloud has a reputation as a platform for launching careers and finding your first audience. However, with 20 million music creators on the platform, cutting through the noise and getting yourself in front of the audience is still a massive challenge. Instead, what you need is a multi-pronged, cross-platform strategy that utilizes all the analytical, distribution, and marketing tools at your disposal to make the best of the platforms strong suits. But what are those tools? And what are the steps can you take to make yourself visible on SoundCloud? We put together this guide to give you a comprehensive strategy for getting things off the ground: learn all our tips and tricks of SoundCloud promotion and take your exposure on the platform to the next level. With free music access and easy direct upload system, SoundCloud became a harbor for all things DIY and off-center — even though most of the mainstream acts are present on the platform. A lot of artists first gained notoriety and attention on SoundCloud — especially when it comes to electronic music and rap.
To make your profile stand out two things need to happen: master your talent and put in the effort to gain visibility on your sounds. Work smarter with these tips. For easy recognition, consider emphasizing your profile name in the artwork. Remember your avatar appears on followers' Streams as a smaller version, simplicity translates nicely into different sizes; make it simple and eye catching. An easily memorable and recognizable artwork will help you get noticed. Sharing your SoundCloud profile to all your social networks online will further expand your fan base. Take advantage of your profile and track descriptions to give an introduction about you and your work, tell a story, and ask people to click the repost button if they like your content.