Below is a snippet to a beginners guide on how to use SoundCloud, which can be found on MusicThinkTank - http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/beginners-guide-to-using-soundcloud.html
Before I start, let me say there are many alternatives to upload music throughout the internet, including Reverbnation, YouTube and the old timer trying to be young again, MySpace.
Setting Up Guide:
Soundcloud is a free to use website for uploading audio, and all you need to start is your email address or the usual Facebook/Google sign in information. I’ve noticed using a separate email is easier for bands and producers than your personal Facebook account, but if you are just using Soundcloud to listen to music and maybe upload some amatuer things for your friends, then Facebook or Google could be the way to go.
I was going to say that’s pretty simple, but actually choosing a name for your music could be one of the most important decisions you make. That’s for another post, but don’t be generic…please. Also; don’t make your name something like “F00_Fighters”, nobody would ever search you by that.
Choose something with your artist name in it, and something memorable. Not something like “www.soundcloud.com/awesome0dubstep2”. Either all one word such as “/davidsmithmusic” or “david-smith-music”
Where you live. This will help both fans and fellow artists know where you are based. (yes…really).
I’d fully advice linking up a Facebook like page and a Twitter, (your own personal account if you wouldn’t tweet on the ‘artist’ one, don’t make one then leave it empty). A blog like website would also go very well, for example Tumblr, Blogger or WordPress account. Having your own website is cool but there is no rush for that, utilise the free social networks for now… unless you have a huge fan-base already in which case i’m sure you’ve already got one, and shame on you for not joining Soundcloud until now!
On Soundcloud you get the choice to be an ‘artist/producer/band’, ‘press/blogger’, ‘label/publisher’ etc. Be what you want to be (up to a maximum of 3).
As you can see from the screenshot, you don’t get much room to write biography on your profile, so it’s best to keep it short and sweet and if people are intrigued, they’ll click the “read full profile” button. Short and sweet is key!
Unanimous throughout the internet, from Facebook to Twitter, the box is around 200px by 200px so something that fits in there or can be scaled down to that will work very well!
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