Have you shared your music to all of your friends and family to the point where they are annoyed but still disappointed by your view numbers? Well I have a way for you to be slightly less disappointed. I'm not exactly an expert on getting views but I somehow was about to get 16,000 plays on soundcloud. Here's what I've learned. Maybe you can apply some of these tips.
Give out free music. People love free stuff. People want to receive something before they give you anything. This even includes views. Letting your soundcloud audience download some cover songs or sketches that may never become realized may help you views. For those of you who want to go to the next level, release a song under creative commons. This will bring filmmakers to help distribute your music to new audiences.
Use Soundcloud Groups. Soundcloud has this feature called Groups. You can submit your songs for others to view. There are groups for everything. Hip Hop, Dubstep, Film Scores, Creative Commons Music, and More. Submitting your films to these groups can give you an extra edge and get you some more plays.
Share your content through several social media sites. Sharing your content to all your audiences is the best way to get the most views. Use everything you have to your advantage. Blogs, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and more.
Reddit. Reddit allows you to post links. There are several subreddits for submit music to critiques. This could help you get a couple more views.
Thanks for reading. I hope some of these tips helped. If you want, check out some of my music on Soundcloud.
Zachary Will is an Award-Winning Filmmaker creating short films and content for the Internet as the owner of Riverside Studios. He has a Bachelor's in Film from Full Sail University. He has worked on productions for companies like Webmd, Sears, Home Depot, Six Flags and more!
"the trick is to never give up... I think the secret of success is not how little you get knocked down but how often you get back up." - Gareth Edwards