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Songwriting and producing for SoundCloud Artists

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Published by The Supreme Team on July 17, 2020

Here is something that everybody I know struggles with in their career. You start writing songs for fun, you start producing for fun, and at some point you have put in your 10.000 hours of “learning time” and you are ready to compete with the big boys and girls out there.

You are trying to manage your writing and production career around your (part-time) job and you are realizing that you are maybe writing/producing 20+ hours a week and not making any money. How can you be able to quit your job if you are years away from your first royalty check?

Traditionally publishing companies pay for their writers by providing them with a draw. A draw is essentially and advance on future income as a writer and it allows you to be a fulltime writer. However, these days, publishing deals are few and far in between and the average draw is no more than a part time job.

Here are some tips and tricks to get started. .

1. Additional Catalog Value.

So here you are, finally SoundCloud repostsing with some cool indie artists who are looking for songs for their EP release and their upcoming tour. You are writing in someone’s bedroom or living room and at the end of the session you record your brand new song on your iPhone voice memos. Obviously you are a 50% writer on this song, but there is no additional value. The chances of the artist recording, performing, releasing this song are small and are totally out of your control. However, if you would have written the song with a SoundCloud producer in the room, or if you are the SoundCloud producer in the room you would also be able to argue a piece of the master. This means that even if the artist doesn’t cut the song on their record, you can still use that master to secure yourself a sync placement, you can use it to shop your skills as a writer and/or SoundCloud producer to other possible clients and you can put it up on your Soundcloud. Obviously you need to discuss the boundaries and percentages before you do all these things (remember, do it all right before or after you are done with your session) and put it all in a simple group email or

If you are a SoundCloud producer, you can consider doing instrumental tracks for libraries. There are several libraries where you can upload your tracks for micro-use or you can contact a library and offer to create an exclusive album Soundcloud promotion package with specific instrumentals for them. (think Holiday music, piano instrumentals, classical guitar etc.)

2. Project base writing.

When you write with your friends, of course you can’t suddenly start charging them for the time you spend with them.

However, you can create a Soundcloud reposts of songwriting/production friends around you and find artists who are looking for a team. Offer a package-deal where you charge for 3 or 5 days in a row that you only SoundCloud reposts on this artists project and you pull in your writing friends to really hone in on the sound of the artist.

In this scenario you are not charging for the writing, but you are charging for the Soundcloud promotion service you offer. This could be considered development and for a starting artist that could be very valuable.

3. Add more tools to your toolbox.

This sounds counterintuitive, You just spend 10.000 hours learning how to write pop songs and now you gotta focus on becoming a better guitarist, singer, you gotta write an urban top-line or learn how to record yourself.

Guess what, it’s never gonna end. In order to keep up you gotta keep moving and growing. You can’t call yourself a songwriter and only do 1 genre, you gotta be able to be flexible and eager to pick up new things. This is how you keep getting into better writing rooms. Show that you can adapt and each time, bring something new to the table.

4. Say no.

At some point, you gotta start saying no to things that you don’t think could bring in anything in the future. If you SoundCloud reposts with a friend for 2 years and they still haven’t released an EP, they are still not touring, it might be time to stop writing and spend that time on someone who is as eager as you to succeed.

Like attracts like, if you start surrounding yourself with people who think like you and are as excited to turn their musical dream into a career you will suddenly find yourself in a much better position to succeed.

5. Find a direct example.

There are people around you who are 3 or 4 steps ahead of you. They might not be babyface or Sia, but they have crossed a few more bridges than you and they might be willing to share their experiences with you. Find someone in your environment and ask them out on a coffee date. If you create a bond with a peer who is growing a little faster than you are, they might pull you into a session one day when they can’t make it.

Remember, you are peers, never competition, so stop being threatened by someone else’s success, but use it as an example.

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  • How do Reposts Work?
    1. Your song is distributed to our network of SoundCloud Influencers.
    2. Our Influencers have between 10k – 500k followers each.
    3. Influencers repost your song to their followers.
    4. Followers may (or may not) choose to play, like, comment, or repost your track.
    5. The better the track, the better it will perform.
    6. You can monitor your engagements in SoundCloud Pulse or Notifications.
    7. Reposts stay active for 48 hours.
    8. To see an example of a repost schedule click here.
  • What are you going to do for me?
    We give your release a boost by getting it in front of a real audience. We provide you with a "first wave" of engagement that you may not be able to get otherwise. What happens next is up to you and your music.
  • How long do reposts last?
    Reposts stay active for 48 hours. After the first 48 hours, your reposts are too far down the stream to be noticed. Removing them keeps an influencer's channel from being over-used and outdated.
  • Will I go VIRAL from one organic soundcloud promotion?
    The truth is, probably not. Unless you have the next “The Box” in your pocket, you are probably not going to blow up from one promotion. We are not going to bullshit our clients and make false promises. Think “Brand Building” not “Overnight Sensation.”
  • Will I get noticed by labels?
    The best way to get noticed is to keep your brand in front of an audience while producing top quality material. Labels want real artists who already have a brand together, who self-promote and have a good presence on Soundcloud and Spotify. Please, don’t expect to send out some reposts and get signed. This is the most competitive business in the world.
  • Can I have the links to your influencer channels? 
    No. It took us many years to build our network.
  • How many is a million?
    The number represents the total amount of followers your song is shared with. It doesn’t mean that your track will be reposted by a million influencers.
  • Can I split an order between multiple songs?
    We require a minimum of 1 million reposts per song when splitting an order. The minimum order you can split between two songs is 2 million reposts.
  • Can I change the link to my song?
    Unfortunately, no. The organic Soundcloud promotion can't be forwarded. It is okay to change the title or other meta-data, just not anything that affects the link.
  • What if no one likes my music? 
    If we can't get anyone to repost your track, we will refund all of your money.
  • Are the organic SoundCloud followers real people who will become fans?
    They are fully organic, real, living people who have downloaded other music from our fangates and given the option to follow you. Once they are following you they will receive your music in their streams and it's up to you if you connect with them and build your community. This is how to turn them into "Superfans."
  • Will they immediately like my music?
    New followers are not automatic "fans" and will probably not engage your tracks right away. You have to engage them by streaming good music, following them back, comment on their stuff, and chatting with them.  Build your community.
  • How Long does it take to gain 1000?
    Once the campaign has started, you can expect 1 week per-1000.
  • How can I track the progress of a campaign?
    Watch your organic Soundcloud followers grow on the Pulse app or in Notifications on the website.
  • Can I change the link to my profile after I order?
    No. Unfortunately, the promotions can't be forwarded. It is okay to change the title or other meta-data, just not anything that affects the link.
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