Dirty little secret – or ultimate SoundCloud marketing trick?
What if you only have a few hundred SoundCloud® followers but want to gain thousands of new fans quickly with your new track? Is it possible?
Yes, you can!
Here is how – and it’s gonna be an equally long and valuable post so hang in there 😉
It all starts with your music – having a great track that music fans want to download is key! But here is another important trick: the more you increase traffic and listeners for your SoundCloud track, the more followers you will gain from your new track.
But how do you get more traffic and listens – particularly if you only have a few hundred fans?
This is always one of the hardest challenges. You can spread your music across social media, blogs, SoundCloud groups, etc. – but one of the most effective tactics is to use promotion channels for new music on SoundCloud!
SoundCloud Promo Channels: dirty little secret or ultimate promo tool?
SoundCloud promotion channels are music genre-specific SoundCloud profiles with often tens or hundreds of thousands of followers.
The EDM Network on SoundCloud, for example, includes over 20 genre-specific promo channels with over 2 million combined followers. World-renowned artists such as Paul van Dyk, Avicii, Nicky Romero, David Guetta, Cedric Gervais, and many more get their tracks featured on this network of SoundCloud promo channels to boost their music.
Sounds interesting? But wonder how do you get your track featured on a SoundCloud promo channel?
It’s actually really simple and you can do it just like the big guys do! These promo channels are businesses. They invested a lot of time and money into building massive SoundCloud followings. While they may sometimes feature new talent free of any charge, artists and/or record labels typically buy reposts of their tracks on the promo channel for a marketing fee that may range from a few dollars to hundreds or thousands of dollars, depending on the size and reach of the respective promo network.
With the repost by the promo channel, the artist’s track gets delivered to all the followers of the promo channel and gets a ton of new traffic, listens – and if you use Hypeddit: new followers, likes, reposts, comments, fan email addresses and more!
There is some debate going on across the EDM scene about whether or not promo networks should indicate which artists and tracks they promote for free or as paid promotion (e.g., read here and check out the comments at the bottom) – but the simply truth is: it really works and these promo channels are incredibly effective to break new talent!
Introducing Hypeddit’s “Fan Promotion” feature
In order to bring the power of SoundCloud promo channels to our users and artists, we are very excited to offer you a select list of SoundCloud promo channels.
You can now directly submit your Hypeddit download gates to various SoundCloud promo channels as a demo for a repost to their hundreds of thousands of followers.
You can access the “Fan Promotion” feature directly from your Hypeddit dashboard under “Hype My Music”. Then simply select the track you want to promote and click the “Submit via Email” link to auto-generate your promo email to any of the channels in our promo channel list. Hit send and done. Once the promo channel team approves your track for a repost they will get in touch with you directly.
Give this new feature a try and let us know how it’s working for you!
My recent post about how I broke into the Hypeddit Top 10 Charts shows how I used SoundCloud promo channels to boost the track and my SoundCloud profile with real fans.