Once your music is distributed, it becomes your job to cultivate your audience and handle your brand across platforms. Here we look at what you can expect from YouTube and SoundCloud, and what tools they provide when it comes to promoting your work. Guest post by Randi Zimmerman of the Symphonic Blog. After distributing your music, promoting it is one of the most important things to keep in mind as a musician. Knowing where to prioritize your efforts is key to having a great strategy that works well for you.
John is a fervent writer, gamer, and guitar lover. Former automatic-transmission repairer, welder and hobbyist game developer. Making an album is a long and arduous task, and one that can often depend on a number of factors outside of your control.
Finding out how and where to share your content on the major streaming services, is a real headache for independent musicians, which is why at Spinnup we do our best to take your distribution worries away. For independent musicians, Soundcloud is often the first platform that is used to share music, and get it heard for free. But how do you graduate from Soundcloud to the big leagues, and what role should Soundcloud continue to play in your career? Since its birth in , Soundcloud has become one of the leading online music communities, one which completely disrupted the music industry. Soundcloud might be slowing in the press, but with over million active and unique users, it is still an important platform that allows artists to independently promote their music, directly connect with their fan base, and get instant feedback from other passionate music lovers. It is now a go-to music service for independent musicians, and rightly so, with many of the biggest artists of today owing their commercial success to the service.
SoundCloud is the largest and most important online music community. They give independent artists the space they need for DIY music promotion. But they offer tons of other useful tools as well.