When presenting yourself to the public on Soundcloud, Remember, first impressions are everything. Your profile needs to be perfect before anyone sees it because Each potential fan will decide if they like you or not in seconds.
In a glance a user will conclude how famous you are, the interest you’re drawing, your productivity, the strength of your branding, and whether you are a star in the making, or not. Industry professionals rely on these instincts: A&Rs reps, managers, agents and label heads are trained to find the talent and cut through the crap. Record labels receive hundreds of submissions monthly which makes them necessarily critical of everything they hear and see.
For a reputable label or agency to consider working with an artist, it has to make sense artistically and financially. Artists are considered for their Social Networking prowess, musicality, brand equity, motivation, organizational skills, and more than anything, traction. An artist has to be good at promoting themselves to be a good prospect.
There are plenty of artists out there, that are better than good. There is absolutely no shortage of talent in this world. In today’s music industry, you need more than talent. You need, work ethic, creativity, and a strong persona. You need to be ready to work your butt off.
Your plays, followers, fan-engagement, branding, email communication and social media reach are all factors that you will need to have in top form. Be ready to work hard and always show yourself in the best light possible. Put yourself in a position to succeed whether you are signed or not.
Thanks for listening and keep making great music!