The SoundCloud Bible
Your guide to digital music marketing and crushing SoundCloud.
- Get more plays and followers.
- Optimize your social media presence.
- Influencer marketing: get blogs, YouTube and SoundCloud support.
- Monetize your music on SoundCloud, YouTube and other stores.
- Learn about your rights and how to negotiate deals.
Table of Contents
An outline of the chapters included in the 400+ page book
Defining your vision and mission as an artist. Establishing a creative habit. Choosing the right alias. How to differentiate yourself. Deconstructing your target audience. Building momentum.
Building a tribe. A thousand true fans. The digital ecosystem. State of the music industry. The fan funnel, converting listeners into superfans.
Branding & Online Presence
Winning in an attention economy. Owning your audience (building email lists). Importance of websites and stores. Defining your aesthetic. Finding a visual artist. Establishing a voice. What socials to use. Optimizing your content mix. Biographies and press-kits.
Optimizing your profile. Understanding all features. Getting more followers. How the charts work. Mastering analytics. Illegitimate content (remixes and mixes). Podcasting with SoundCloud.
Know Your Rights
The basics of copyright. The difference between songs and masters. Role of managers, publishers, labels and the rights they represent. How to get paid from radio and television use. Getting synched.
Music, Mixing & Mastering
How to deal with illegitimate remixes and sampling. Making sure your music is good enough to release or pitch. Essential tips to improve your mix and master.
Making money on SoundCloud. Understanding the paid subscription Go. Qualifying for SoundCloud Premier and getting paid for plays.
Mastering independent distribution. What download gates to use (a comparison of the best in the industry). How to get your music on stores. Monetizing on YouTube. Using Bandcamp.
Crushing influencer marketing. Blogs, Hype Machine, YouTube promoters, SoundCloud networks, repost trading. How to find them and pitch to them, successfully. Premieres & exclusives. How to write an email pitch. Structuring release roll-outs, timing everything perfectly. Using SubmitHub.
Whether labels are still necessary. The role of A&Rs. Finding labels that fit you.
Whether you should pay for promotion. Repost and upload scheduling tools. SoundCloud bots. Downloading any SoundCloud upload.
Artist (bitbird, Owsla, Spinnin)
“When it comes to bringing good music to the right people, Budi knows what’s up.”
Mr. Suicide Sheep
Music promotion channel
“Budi’s SoundCloud Bible is a definite must read for artists and labels looking to improve their performance on the platform.”
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INSIDER STRATEGIES: EXPERT INTERVIEWS
Accelerate your career by deconstructing the journeys and strategies of the best in the industry. From bloggers, to publishers and managers of world-wide touring acts. You’ll get 5+ interviews over 45 minutes in length.
Founder & CEO of Trap Nation (YouTube promoter)
Co-Founder & CEO of Artist Union (Streaming/gating platform)
Founder & CEO of Sentric Music (Publisher)
Manager of VANIC (Artist manager)
CHAD HILLARD (Music blog)
Founder & President of HillyDilly (Music blog)
Co-Founder & CEO of Tipsy Tortoise (SoundCloud network & label)
SCOTT ACKERMAN (Distributor)
CEO of TuneCore
Influencer marketing and structuring release roll-outs can get confusing. Streamline these, and your social media content, with the exact blueprints we use for our labels and artists.
The SoundCloud Bible – Audiobook
If you’re not the reading type, or want to optimize retention, the SoundCloud Bible audiobook is the ideal solution. All pages of the book narrated by yours truly – so you won’t have to worry about some static host either.
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