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Entries in soundcloud (8)

Thursday
May012014

8 Ways To Keep Up With and Discover New Music Releases

Have you ever felt like you were no longer in the loop when it comes to new music? “Have you heard Beyonce’s new song?!” “Did you get tickets for that gig?” “It went to number 1!”. None of us like to feel left out when it comes to the hottest new songs, the latest summer smash, or that killer album everybody’s talking about.

Here are a number of methods to stay up to date with the best music and most anticipated releases.  

1. Social media
Following your favourite artists and bands on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook will ensure that you are constantly in the know about what’s out and what’s coming next. Artists promote themselves and their music this way as it’s the easiest outlet to connect with their fans.  

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Sunday
Dec152013

Pickasound; A movement for the free expression of musical Ideas online



About 8 months ago, me and an amateur musician friend of mine living in Toronto were trying to collaborate on a few tracks for his upcoming album.  

I created instrumentals and he wanted to sing over them. 
We were both excited about working together on a project, but when it came time to communicate our musical ideas online, the process proved to be a daunting task.

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Thursday
Aug012013

Soundcloud, Fan Growth, & Music Discovery!

Soundcloud, fan growth, and music discovery? Let me count the ways! There are no shortage of sites competing to host your music from Reverbnation and Purevolume to Soundcloud and Myspace. What separates the good ones from the great ones is the facilitation of growth. Some sites you get 100 plays and it can spiral into thousands, other sites 100 plays is just 100 plays.

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Monday
Apr222013

Easiest Ways for Independent Artists to Stay One Step Ahead of Piracy

So your band pretty much rules. You have a killer recording that you’ve dumped your blood, sweat, and bank account into. You’ve got the look and the artwork to catch some attention. You have a Facebook and a Twitter that are pretty active, but what next … ?

Technology moves fast. Just look at how up-to-date your year old cell phone is(n’t) and it should come as no surprise. Once you check your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Trello, Moodle, Pintrest and spend some time on Youtube you’re ready to go back to bed. And that’s just for the average Joe …

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Wednesday
Oct172012

11 tips/tricks I used to make a following on Soundcloud with 4 CiTieS

In this article I will review the things I did to get 3,500 followers and 20,000 plays on soundcloud. Eleven simple and helpful tips/tricks that will definitely help you gain more activity in your soundcloud profile. The article contains also a 14 minutes youtube video where I go through each point with examples from my experience in the such social network.

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Saturday
Oct062012

Free Music Streaming: Monetizing The Listening Experience 

People want free music. Artists want to make money from their art while supplying people with music, be it free or otherwise. Could Spotify, Rdio, and MOG be the answer? Does our use of services like Soundcloud, Bandcamp, and Reverbanation handicap the revenue potential of those services?

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Thursday
Aug162012

Music Xray & Soundcloud Partnership Garners 2,176 Successes in First Year (Infographic)


A year ago, Music Xray and Soundcloud partnered to automatically match Soundcloud users’ tracks to real music industry opportunities. In that time, 2,176 Soundcloud musicians have been selected for opportunities on Music Xray.

Below is an infographic that highlights just 13 of those success stories. If you are a Soundcloud user and you would like your tracks automatically matched, just activate the Music Xray app in the Soundcloud App Gallery.

See infographic below

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Monday
Jul302012

SoundCloud Powered Résumé for Music Professionals

Music professionals often find traditional résumés inadequately showcase their talents, instead having to link to content across the web to show off their skills. But now with professional networking site Zerply they can connect their SoundCloud audio tracks to their digital profiles to create an audio portfolio alongside their résumé.

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