February 22, 2017 at 11:54 pm #26864Per BoysenParticipant
I use to put up some of my tracks, made for NE libraries, on Soundcloud, just to take in opinions from all kind of people on the music. Sometimes someone types in a comment that may give you a fresh phrasing for your “pitching text”, that has to go with submitting the track to libraries. Different people do experience music differently and I’m finding Soundcloud a good way to grab a little “third-party’s perspective”.
Tracks for exclusive libraries never goes out anywhere public before I deliver. I might put up a temporary Bandcamp page just for discussing the “album” with the agency.February 23, 2017 at 5:56 am #26865Mc_GTRParticipant
I haven’t found social media very useful, except for a few things. I use Facebook and LinkedIn to occasionally touch base with family, friends, collaborators, aquaintances and colleagues. No business ever comes from those channels, its rather business first, then save the contact on social media after the fact. So I try to minimize the time I spend on it, its non-productive but ok as relationship maintenance. But I am mostly B2B, and do not sell directly to private consumers.
On Soundcloud I have a few old tracks up, but now mostly use the private function and occasionally for pitching and submitting to libraries. My experience has been that if you dont protect your tracks, they end up on dubious sites in eastern europe and asia, and shortly after you get tons of spam. Critical voices claim that Soundcloud is the free music library for the third world, but I have found nothing to substantiate that. I have found my tracks hijacked on dubious sites, though. So hiding my tracks have worked the best for me.
Twitter i sometimes use as a trash channel to participate in competitions. Thats about the best use of it, I know of as is.April 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm #27182DannycParticipant
any exclusive tracks i’ve wrote so far for libraries i’ve asked them do they have a problem with me uploading them to my soundcloud page and they haven’t. i guess alot of libraries feel different about this issue. i like my tracks to reach people and hidden away in a library somewhere is not an ideal way.
does anyone have any good tips for driving more people to your soundcloud page? i get some emails through soundcloud from companies claiming they help drive listeners to your page, are these things scams? i have my stuff up about 2 years now with have about 30 tracks up with nearly 7,000 plays in that time but i see other composers with 100,000 plays, how did they manage that?