SoundCloud is the perfect platform for promoting new artists, vocals, and new songs. A million people use this app, all around the world, with the purpose to discover their favourite tracks and tunes. It also provides an opportunity to its users to download the tracks they like, as users who use it for free have a limit of hundred downloads for each track. While the users who go for pro and premium accounts have a greater limit of downloads that ranges from thousands to unlimited per tracks. Downloading songs from SoundCloud is much easy as people just click the download option that appears beneath the track.
Strategies to Increase Downloads
Enable Downloads for Tracks
Where you enable downloads for pro and premium users you must also enable them for your free users and listeners, which in turn will increase the download and plays on each track. All you have to do is go track’s permission tab and select enable downloads. Allowing downloads means that you are giving authority to the users to keep a replica of the original format of your music and tracks that you post on your profile. SoundCloud provides you with an option to enable downloads for a single song and multiple songs. So it’s completely your choice which option you go for.
Email the Links of Tracks
Sending links of new releases to users via email is an old yet very effective way of boosting the interest of people to visit your profile. From artists to the common man, every person uses email. Thus it is a very reliable source of attracting more audience to your profile, who can increase the download per tracks and can give you more plays on your playlists.
Get into a Social Network
Gathering a larger force of active profiles is one of the most effective strategies of getting more fame, on any social media profile. On SoundCloud, people call it a repost chain, where different accounts or groups of users repost a song automatically, with some time-lapse. The basic purpose of getting into repost chains is to maximize the number of downloads on SoundCloud and to get more popularity of course. It is a two-way promoting strategy, as when the other people from the group post a track, they expect the same from you, and so you also have to repost it on your profile. This way the music gains the interest of more people from both sides and it becomes a hit.
Use Tags for your Tracks and Playlists
Sometimes people find it difficult to discover the tracks they want to listen to. In such a case adding tags to your playlists, albums, and to your tracks makes them discoverable to the audience. People rely on the web sources where they can find quite easily. This strategy engages more people and can increase the download on this platform.
It provides more chances or opportunities, it can give to that song on SoundCloud, which is not only limited to the ‘discover’ but also provides them with features of ‘charts’ when it gets maximum plays. The related metadata makes your track popular beyond the app to other web engines like Google, which means your tracks will appear in search also.