4 Ways to Grow Your SoundCloud Followers
Whoever said the quote “if you build it they will come” was probably not a musician on SoundCloud, because that couldn’t be further from the truth. You could be the most talented music artist in the world, but you are still going to have to do some work to get exposure. I am sure if you ask other producers what one of the hardest things about being a musician is, they will say ‘getting exposure’ for their music. So at Hypeddit, not only are we trying to help our users gain followers via fan gates, we try to provide you with other tips, techniques and insight to get your music in front of the people who matter most: music fans and prospective fans of your sound.
In real life and in social media there is only one way to really gain meaningful strong relationships, and that is to get out there and mix it up with people. If you sit and watch from the sidelines, not much is going to happen. You need to use that mentality when growing your SoundCloud followers. So if you really want to be embraced by the SoundCloud community, you must contribute. Comment on other artists’ tracks, repost them, favorite them, whatever you can do to engage with other users. Do this consistently for a while, 30 minutes a day, and see that great things can happen over the course of a couple of months.
The power of groups
When like minded people get together, they can accomplish huge things, and also be an amazing resource for your music promotion. With hordes of people on the internet and social media, there are endless amounts of groups and networks which you can be a part of and share your music with. Some great examples are SoundCloud groups, Facebook groups, and Reddit. Aside from those big three, which will be more than enough to fill up your time, there are countless forums and other websites for sharing tunes. They two key critical factors for success with these are #1: ENGAGE. Nobody wants to be around someone that only talks about themselves. So comment and engage with people about topics other than your music. And #2: make sure you’re picking the right groups that are relevant for your sound or genre. Said another way: don’t join a trance group when you produce deep house 😉
In order to turn music fans into your SoundCloud followers, you must first get them to your SoundCloud page. One of the quickest ways to do this, is to put a little bit of money behind your promotion. You can do some great promotions with just a couple of bucks on a few or one boosted post on Facebook. The best part about using Facebook is the targeting. You can get very specific with who you want to target. People who like a specific genre, people who like a similar artist, live in a certain country, and on and on.
Last but not least, there is Hypeddit. This might seem like a shameless plug, but we wouldn’t be so passionate about how well it helps musicians grow their fan base, if it didn’t work. Just take a look at stories like Ill Phil’s and others, who have used our tools and community to get 40,000 plus Soundcloud follower in a few months. If you follow our simple success formula – good music + exposure + Hypeddit fan gates – then you will have great success growing your fan base.
To get the best results, give the tips and tricks above a shot and also take advantage of many promo and PR services linked on our site, including our very own Hypeddit Spotlight promo. The Spotlight promo can instantly get your track in front of hundreds of thousands of music fans. Back this all up with our fan gates, and watch your fan base sky rocket.
We hope these tips and tricks give you an idea about best practices and proven techniques for growing your SoundCloud fan base. We would love to hear what tips you have. Leave a comment and let us know.