Whats the fuss with Souncloud

What’s the fuss with Soundcloud?

If you’ve wondered about what SoundCloud is and whether or not you should be using it to effectively market your audio, I am hoping to bring some clarity to you in this blog.

SoundCloud is a Swedish online audio distribution platform based in Berlin, Germany, that enables its users to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds.

It is beautifully integrated into the social media world, shareability is available on your favourite social networks. I love catching SoundCloud tweets and hearing them from my timeline in just one click.

Another plus is that it can be accessed almosted anywhere using its official iPhone and Android apps, as well as hundreds of creation and sharing apps built on the SoundCloud platform.

I absolutely love SoundCloud to find the most unique and freshest sounds in music out there. If you haven’t tried it, give it a go, chances are you’ll love it.

Lets take a look at musicians, a specific group called Metoo based in Cape Town, and although I don’t want to be biased, one of the members is my first cousin, Alex Coetzee – and a brilliant musician at that.

Take a look at the below example of his music talent that he is able to share and demonstrate on SoundCloud:

Here is an alternate example whereby you can upload podcasts onto SoundCloud, this is one from my channel:

One of my favourites I stumbled across remixed by Vintage Culture and their version of Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight.

SO, HOW DOES IT ALL WORK? LET’S CHECK IT OUT.

You have 4 options (packages) to select from:

1. The PARTNER OPTION is absolutely FREE.

  • You get a standard profile
  • Upload up to 3 hours of content
  • Basic stats
  • Count plays, likes, comments and downloads.
  • Online support and email.

That’s where it ends on the free option.

2. The PRO OPTION is a PAID option.

  • You get a standard profile
  • Upload up to 6 hours of content (Po)
  • Extensive stats
  • Online support and priority email response
  • Quiet mode (control tool)
  • Spotlight (promotional tool)
  • Cost is €4/month or €35/year

That’s where it ends on the PRO option.

3. The PRO UNLIMITED OPTION is a PAID option

  • Unlimited uploads
  • See which cities your listeners are in.
  • See the web pages and apps your tracks are played from.
  • Cost is €9/month or €99/year 

That’s where it ends on the PRO UNLIMITED option.

4. The PREMIER OPTION is an INVITE option

  • You get a visual profile
  • Unlimited uploads
  • Comprehensive stats
  • Online support, email and account management
  • Quiet mode and geographic control
  • Spotlight (promotional tool)
  • Promoted tracks and profiles
  • Monetize your tracks
  • Revenue sharing

I highly recommend the PRO UNLIMITED OPTION OR THE PREMIER OPTION for musicians to enjoy unlimited uploads, advanced stats, promoted tracks and revenue sharing.

 

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Daniela Bascelli

Digital Marketing Specialist/CEO at Onyx Digital
My passion and dedication to the industry has inspired wide transformation where companies have adopted the “social business” mind-set and key online-strategies being incorporated as a tool to offer more value to their target-audiences whilst creating high visibility for themselves.
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