“2016” Music Producers: Learn How To Get More People to Download your Tracks
Let’s make one thing clear, It is very difficult to stand out and cut through the crowd nowadays with all the contents that are flooded on to the internet. You will need to do something different if you want to stand out. Music producers face a difficult task in getting people to download and play their tracks, it is even more difficult getting people to share them. But all these can be done; you need persistence, hard work, and a little bit of planning and knowledge to achieve it.
You cannot get much exposure and downloads for your music tracks if you are just posting your soundcloud link everywhere. If you are wondering how you will get your music heard, this article will teach you a few trick that will get the job done. Here at Futurestarr, we take great pride in helping those with talents get much exposure.
The tips below will help you put your best foot forward and give your track a chance of being heard:
1. Find Your Audience
You will have more success getting people to download your music and even share it when you target the right audience. No need spamming the whole social media with your link, targeting the right audience will get the job done. Your audience could be found on forums where people talk about music especially your own genre of music. You can find such forums using google search; there are tons of them you can find with a simple search engine search.
Some of these forums include KVR and Ableton Forum. You can as well check out reddit. With reddit, your music can get thousands of downloads. However, you will need to be careful when posting to reddit because every sub-reddit has different posting rules. One of the most popular sub-reddits to get the job done is r/edmproduction.
2. Utilize All Social Media Platform
It goes without saying that you should be taking building a good number of followers on social media platform very serious if you want to take your music career to the next level. Social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are good places to create much needed awareness about your music and get thousands of people downloading and even sharing the music.
To get more followers that will download your track, get active on Twitter, soundcloud, Instagram, YouTube and other social media and music sharing platforms. People are more likely to download your tracks when you are active on social media. Hence, you will need to be active making comments, liking pictures, and re tweeting whatever you have to do to get noticed.
You will likely get more downloads of your tracks when you have an active social media following. In order to get such a huge number of following, you will need to be popular on social media.
3. Get Creative
In the beginning of this article, we talked how it is important that you stand out from the crowd if you want to get more downloads. The truth is that there are thousands of tracks being released online everyday. Apart from these, you also face a serious competition from top music producers that produce tracks for “A-List” artistes. You will need to stand out if you want to compete with them.
The only way to stand out is to get creative. You will need to be creating a funny 15 second video to go on Instagram, or six seconds to go on vine. You can make this funny video with iMovie or Windows Movie Maker.You can as well get a funny video with a lot of likes and comments from YouTube and put your music to it before promoting on social media.
The more creative you get when promoting your music, the more downloads you are going to get. You are only being limited by your imagination. Make research, spy on other people promoting their tracks through social media and learn from what they are doing.
4. DJ Pools
There is a great feeling when you hear your music being played live in a festival or club atmosphere. Additionally, playing your music in such environment means it will be validated by your peers which will give you the exposure you need. However, getting such opportunity is rare especially when you are still starting out.
One way to get such opportunity is through DJ pools, you can get exposure and some constructive criticism through this platform. One of such DP Pools is ZIPDJ. The member of ZIPDJ are very active and responsive, they will help rate your track and let you know if they will play it in their sets or not. There are tons of DJ Pools, it will take a little research to find them, join as many as you can.
Hope these 4 tips have given you a new insight on how to get more people to download your music. It may sound tough, but you only need to do it proper for the first time to master it. Don’t worry if your effort seem not to be yielding result in the beginning, you will eventually get there with hard work, persistence and creativity.