Getting views on any form of social media or application is no easy feat. Just think of the struggles that Youtubers go through every day, with new videos struggling to get the likes and views that will earn them a living. Think of Facebook users whos videos aren’t getting enough shares to generate likes and reactions to take their pages to the next level and think of Instagrammers who aren’t getting enough attention on their posts to allow them to build up their accounts. It’s nowhere near as easy as most people think, and it’s no different with Soundcloud. The majority of people who use Soundcloud do so to listen to music, but those who upload the music know how challenging it can be to get the plays that they so desperately desire.
Soundcloud has shot to popularity in recent years, and that’s part of the problem. There are so many tracks on the app that it’s nearly impossible for all of them to get an adequate number of plays, and that’s why so many people fail with this app. There are, however, several different ways to get more plays on your tracks; I know how hard you’ll have worked on these tracks and how desperate you’ll be to have them heard, so you don’t have to worry. I’m here today with all of the best tips on how to get more plays on your Soundcloud tracks, so sit back and relax as I tell you about them all.
Now, I don’t post much on Soundcloud myself; I’m more of a listener. That does put me in the prime position, however, where I know about all the kinds of advertising that work when it comes to tempting users into listening to your tracks. I’ve seen a lot of attempts that haven’t been appealing at all. I’ve seen some that have been utterly irresistible. So what are the ways to get more plays?
One of the ways you could get more plays on your Soundcloud tracks is by paying for them. Now, I know that these kinds of methods tend to be frowned upon. Think of Youtubers that pay for likes and views or Instagrammers who pay for new followers. People usually look down upon tactics like this, but I don’t think they should for many reasons. First of all, you’re using your own money for this. Straightaway this shows just how willing you are to make sacrifices for your Soundcloud career and proves you are working hard. Secondly, it’s not as though the number of views you’re getting is being fabricated. People will still be listening to your tracks, so you’ll always be getting your music out there for people to hear. In my opinion, it’s a pretty failsafe way to get more plays- if you know who to buy from.
The tricky part comes when you need to choose a website or application to buy your likes from. There are a plethora of companies out there, and some of them are a lot more trustworthy than others. You don’t want to waste your money on one who won’t even get you any plays, or on one who offers really bad deals and packages. You’ll need to do a bit of research and find out which ones are worth working with; read online reviews and ask around other Soundcloud users who have done the same. I’d also advise that you start small when you’re buying plays for your tracks. Pay a little amount at first with whichever company you use, and make sure that your plays are actually increasing. If they do, pay a little bit more next time and check that they’re increasing again. Keep doing this until you’re getting the number of plays that you want, and your patience will be rewarded. You don’t want to throw your money out the window, and I believe if you follow this method then you’ll be on the right track for Soundcloud success.
Of course, if you’re looking to get a lot of Soundcloud plays then you actually need to focus on producing good content as well. That’s what people use the app for, after all, and they won’t want to waste time listening to stuff they don’t like. You want to avoid building up a reputation as a user that posts frequently but with low quality. It would help if you focused on spending time on your music, making sure it’s really up to scratch so that it’s worth putting up. One perfect song will get many more plays than a group of poor songs, and if you continually post good tracks, then people will be more likely to continue to click on your tracks.
It would help if you also focused on advertising your Soundcloud songs on other forms of social media. It can prove to be quite difficult to get your tracks seen on the Soundcloud app alone, so utilizing apps like Facebook and Instagram can provide you with a much-needed boost. If you have a Facebook page, post all of your links to your tracks on there and ask people to go and give your songs a listen. People you know will tend to do so, and if they like your music, they’ll probably share your link for even more people to see. This could have a snowball effect and get you a lot more plays. The same goes for Instagram; post a link in the caption of a post or on a story to encourage your followers to check you out. No publicity is bad publicity when you want more Soundcloud views.
Overall, I believe that simply producing good content is the best way forward for you. If your music is good, people will want to listen to it and will continue to do so. Advertising on social media and buying plays from reliable sites will give you some welcome boosts, so make sure you stick at it and keep making good music!