If you’re a producer or beat maker selling beats online, then you know that Soundclick.com is one of the #1 places for artists to buy and download beats. Many producers strive to reach the top of Soundclick, but only a few producers are actually able to reach the top. Why is that?
It’s no mystery that it takes relentless marketing efforts to reach the height of the #1 artist music community, but what exactly are people doing to climb to the top spots on Soundclick? Climbing Soundclick charts doesn’t magically happen over night. There are steps you must follow in order to get to the top.
The hidden secrets to climbing Soundclick charts are revealed below!
THE 10 SOUNDCLICK COMMANDMENTS
1. THOU SHALL ESTABLISH A VIP SOUNDCLICK ACCOUNT AND WELL DESIGNED LAYOUT
Producers will often try to avoid paying for a VIP soundclick account and layout, but there really is no way around it. If you take a look at soundclick charts, you will notice that almost every single producer on the front page of the beats and instrumentals charts has a VIP soundclick account with a customized VIP layout.
Having a VIP account and custom web page says two things about you as a producer:
a. You take your music career and beat making seriously
b. You are willing to invest time, effort, energy, and money into the presentation of your brand
It is possible to climb high on soundclick with out paying for a custom layout and VIP account but it will be much harder to do. Just pay for good graphic design services and your membership. Simple. It should also be noted that Soundclick gives preference to their paying customers.
2. THOU SHALL MAKE HOT BEATS
This step almost goes with out saying, but its a point that must be reiterated. You must make what is considered “hot” or marketable to artists if you’re looking to be #1 on Soundclick. Obviously, “hot” is subjective, but it is imperative that you study music trends and become aware of what instrumentals artists want to listen to, buy, and download.
If possible, create beats with hooks. This has recently become a very popular trend on Soundclick. Artists love instrumentals with hooks because all they have to do is write and record their verses. You can also charge a higher non-exclusive beat licensing fee for these types of tracks. Also, if you can incorporate live instrumentation into your musical compositions, do it. Live instrumentals have a distinctive sound and flavor that many artists enjoy.
3. THOU SHALL UPLOAD ORIGINAL BEATS
It is highly advisable that you upload original music compositions if you’re looking to grab the #1 spot on soundclick. It is possible for uncleared sampled beats to climb up Soundclick charts, however if the copyright owner contacts Soundclick about your use of an uncleared sample, your account will be suspended. This is bad for business! If you have clients who are trying to buy beats from your soundclick page during this suspension, soundclick will give them a message saying your account has been suspended. Your beats won’t be accessible to the public until your account has been rectified.
Soundclick periodically will perform “sweeps” to police their charts, ensuring that all members are complying with company policies. This is all the more reason to remain in compliance.
4. THOU SHALL OFFER FREE BEAT DOWNLOADS
Take a look at Soundclick charts right now and you will see that most of the producers in the top 10 rankings for beats and instrumentals have free beat downloads available. You don’t have to offer all your beats for free download, but giving out a few for free will only help drive more web traffic to your site.
5. THOU SHALL USE AN AUDIO TAG/WATERMARK IN YOUR FREE BEATS
Most producers who are doing well on Soundclick use some sort of custom audio tag or watermark throughout their beats. This not only protects your work from being used without proper credit, but it also acts as a very effective branding and marketing tool!
6. THOU SHALL NOT TRY TO CHEAT SOUNDCLICK
If you’re browsing music forums on the internet you may hear producers talking about using play boosters to increase the number of plays on a particular song or beat. Contrary to popular belief, this DOES NOT WORK to help you climb the charts. It will potentially get your account suspended and possibly banned for cheating.
Soundclick determines their top rankings based off “unique page views” and “unique song plays”. This is done by tracking the IP addresses of your page visitors. In recent years, soundclick has smartened up and figured out that people were trying to cheat their way to the top of the charts by manipulating IP addresses so if you’re trying to shortcut your way to the top, it is highly advisable that you stop. Work on developing “organic” traffic or real people visiting your site regularly.
7. THOU SHALL PROMOTE YOUR BEATS OFFLINE AND ONLINE
Climbing to the top of soundclick charts is the result of a very simple marketing formula. Pay close attention! It is listed below:
ADVERTISING + TRAFFIC = SALES
As simple as this formula might look, it is the key to success on Soundclick.
ALL OF THE SUCCESSFUL PRODUCERS ON SOUNDCLICK APPLY THIS FORMULA!
Here is a list of producers that have done so and are succeeding on Soundclick:
The list can go on and on, but you get the point.
Simply put, its a numbers game. The more advertising you do of your soundclick page, the more chances you have to get web visitors. The more web visitors you have to your page, the greater the opportunity for plays, downloads, and people buying your beats.
8. THOU SHALL BUILD GOOD RELATIONSHIPS WITH ARTISTS
This is a critical step in succeeding not only on Soundclick, but also in every aspect of your music production career. Develop positive working relationships with artists and clients you deal with both online and offline. The relationships you establish now will pay dividends later on.
Building a good relationship with an artist is like planting a seed. You must cultivate, feed, water, and grow it. Protect it to ensure that it matures into something great!
Your Network Will Determine Your Networth!
9. THOU SHALL HAVE YOUR BUSINESS AND PAPERWORK TOGETHER
10. THOU SHALL CREATE FROM YOUR HEART
The last thing to remember when you are on your way to the heights of the beats & instrumentals charts is to create from your heart. Be original. Do you! If you feel like making a pop beat one day, then create it with the best of your ability! If you are sad and feel like channeling that emotion in to an instrumental with a dark mood, do it. Whatever you do, do you! Be true to yourself!
Hopefully these tips will help you reach the #1 Spot on Soundclick
Best Wishes and Much Success!