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- Tag your songs with the correct description.
If I would like to have a song that sounds chill and instrumental, I will be able to find your song easier if you've tagged your calm and instrumental song with the correct tags. Use the tags as much as possible to describe your song, you take the time, it's worth it!
- Always let your listeners get to download your songs for free.
I know there is many who will not agree with me now. You surely want to make money from your songs one day, but that day when a record company contacts you, they will want to have unreleased songs from you. The songs that are already out there on your SoundCloud is uninteresting to them. If you let your songs be free of charge, they will spread more to more people: for who does not love things that are free? And when they have spread enough, you may be offered gigs and a record deal sooner or later.
- Comment on other people's songs.
In order to receive criticism and build contacts with other producers, you must show that you are there in some way. And the best way to do that is to appear on their activity feed - Like their songs, comment on those and try to create a dialogue. What you should avoid is writing that the person should listen to your tunesas this may be interpreted as spam.
A proper comment could look like this: "This song is amazing, what program did you use?"
A poor comment could look like this: "Wow, that sounds great! Check out my songs on my SoundCloud, blablalba.soundcloud.blablabla, GIVE ME SOME COMMENTS"
- Upload your songs in good quality.
It goes without saying. If you upload your songs in good quality, preferably 320 kbps, they will also be listened to on the quality that make your songs justice. Never let your songs be ruined by sloppiness and poor quality! Always render your songs in 320 kbps if they are in MP3 format.
- Be patient.
Success does not come instantly. Slowly but surely you will get followers and more listenings as you continue to be seen and post comments on other people's songs!
Over to you
How would you describe the best ways to succeed on SoundCloud?