Obviously, every musician out there wants their tracks to reach the widest audience possible. Therefore, it’s important to make sure your SoundCloud tracks are easy to find on the platform, as well as being properly optimized to easily be found on the world wide web.
In the following article, we’re going to go over a few important tips to help you optimize your SoundCloud tracks.
Clean Up Your Track, Playlist, and Album Titles
By this, we don’t mean making sure your titles are rated for a PG audience. We mean the same thing your mom meant when she would tell you to tidy up your room as a kid. This same principle should always be applied to your track, playlist, and album titles as well.
Having clean titles on your SoundCloud page helps your fans know exactly what they’re clicking on to listening to.
It’s also important to avoid duplicating any information that’s being displayed anywhere else on your page, which can make your listeners feel overwhelmed.
And, remember that you don’t need to add track numbers to your titles when uploading them because SoundCloud will automatically do this for you. Keep things simple and only label your track titles with the following format: “Artist name – track title”.
This ensures that you, as an artist, is clearly identified as the author of the track and also gives listener a clear idea of what they’re listening to. Furthermore, it helps make your track easily discoverable and more likely to be clicked on in searches.
Use Artwork and Descriptions
Being a musician isn’t only about creating music. It’s also about creating the art that goes along with it. In other words, your music doesn’t only need to sound good, it also need to look good as well.
For this, it’s important to upload original artwork for both your tracks and albums uploaded to the platforms. SoundCloud even makes this easy for you by allowing you to zoom in, reposition, and crop your artwork before uploading it.
And, don’t forget to create compelling descriptions for your tracks and albums. This is an excellent place to add a bit of extra, relevant information such as the track’s history, lyrics, credits, etc. You can even use this space to give shout outs to any collaborators and add links to their profiles as well.
But the most important thing is to be consistent with the information you add, as well as your writing style, which helps make your entire profile seem more professional.
Read more about creating compelling album artwork here.
Use Genre and Mood Tags
Just like YouTube or Netflix, SoundCloud uses a powerful algorithm to recommend tracks and artists to its users. Therefore, it’s crucial to add genre tags to your content, which makes it easier for the platform to find and recommend your music.
It’s important to add sub-genre and mood tags, if you feel they properly describe the track or album. It’s also important to only use relevant tags, as opposed to simply adding in as many as you can.
And, don’t forget to include any guest artists, collaborators, or geographical location tags that are relevant to the track.
Start Building Your Discography
Albums, EPs, compilations, and singles that are marked as playlists will automatically be displayed in the albums section on your profile. These are listed in the order of their upload dates, which makes it easier for your listeners to find what they’re looking for and add it to their collections.
So, if you want to upload some of your older tracks, do not mark them as playlists. This way, they’ll be added to your discography, without drawing attention away from the most recent tracks that have been uploaded.
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Bonus Tip: Editing Multiple Tracks
Updating or editing tracks one at a time can be a tedious and time-consuming process. Fortunately, SoundCloud makes it easy to update settings, artwork, tags, and playlists for multiple tracks at the same time.
To do this, simply navigate to your Tracks page. Select all tracks that you wish to update. Then, click on Edit or Add to Playlist, which will allow you to make your changes.