Your profile is the first thing that your fans will see. Your image must portray you and the tracks you wish for them to listen to. It's all about sending the perfect image of what you represent. Your image will be displayed in a round circle so position your profile picture or logo to get the right fit. It has been suggested that an 800 x 800 resolution pixel works out for the best.
To make your image stand out, add a header image that will grab the attention of the reader. Choose a header that will work well in a horizontal format because that's how the header will be displayed. The profile area is where you can display what you are currently working on as a tour an album, EP, or a track. It can be edited each time you change what you are working on for the public to hear.
Choose the Right Account
Read all about the different accounts that SoundCloud offers and decide on the account you want by what you are doing and how much you want to put out at the time. There is an account for everyone, the artist, podcaster, label or beat-maker. If you are serious about your music and want all the time you can get, then the SoundCloud Pro Unlimited is best for you. If you want to record the sound of your own voice and have the world listen to your music then the Basic might be the best account for you.
There is also the Pro Unlimited that seems to be the best for many users. The package includes options that are in the Pro account Plus and you will get increased upload quota. With this account, you can get Go+ at one half the cost and schedule your releases when you want.
SoundCloud Go will allow subscribers to listen to SoundCloud wherever they want including offline. Subscribers will receive 120,000,000+ tracks which can be saved to mobile, get it without listening to ads, and hear new and established artists. The Go+ account has 30,000,000 premium tracks and you can try it for free for 30 days.
Your Soundcloud Tracks Need to be Optimized
Make sure your tracks have clear titles and dazzling high-resolution artwork. Be consistent with the type of information you put out on your tracks. It can give credit to other artists, guest lists, gear lists or a backstory on the track.
Make sure your tracks are labeled properly with the right information. It helps to get your tracks to the right people. The proper labeling of your tracks will help to get your tracks qualified for charts. Add a couple of important tags to describe the track. For sound creators, have your first tag fit to one of the main audio groups in the charts.
Your Audience Is Important, Learn All About Them
Download the Pulse app so you can monitor your audience numbers. Know where they are located, what tracks they are listening to, and how they listen to music. You can learn this from the Stats page that is on the SoundCloud website.
The success of your tracks can be measured by the stats. You will be able to see who likes them, comments, downloads, reposts and which tracks are doing the best. You will also learn what cities and countries that your tracks are most popular in. Pro and Pro Unlimited subscribers will get even more access to stats. They will get top cities and countries, people stats, and websites and apps that show your referral sources.
Stay Aware of the Charts
What's trending on SoundCloud will be shown by listing the top 50 tracks of the week along with new tracks that are getting a lot of attention. The major top 50 charts will update every day and show the most-played 50 tracks for the previous week.
As a creator, you will want to get your tracks on the charts. Make sure you have interactions with your fans and promote your latest tracks so you can increase your chance to get on the charts. Another way to get increased attention is to upload your tracks publicly so it will increase your listeners and get you on the charts faster.
Share Your SoundCloud Tracks with the World
Social media is a perfect way to share your SoundCloud tracks. Your fans can easily hear your music on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Google Plus will also display your artwork on each of your tracks. Have high-quality artwork in your uploads and your profile. With Google Plus you can also add hashtags so they will be easier to find. You can also share your tracks on a SoundCloud embedded player. The tracks will then be shared on websites and blogs.