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How can I share my beats with others? (Part 2)

Think About

  • Where can you share your beats so others can hear them?
  • Where are the best places to share them and why?
  • What are your goals in sharing your music/beats? Who might hear them?
  • Who do you want to hear your music/beats?
  • How do you get more people to listen to or discover your music?

Getting Started

Now that you have uploaded a beat to SoundCloud let’s figure out how to share it with others.

  1. Listen to the track you uploaded to SoundCloud
  2. Consider what genre of music it fits into
  3. Determine what types of hashtags you could use to help people find and categorize it (for example #BoomBap or #Afrobeat)
  4. If you haven’t already done so, add the genre and tags into your track information

Going Further

  1. Take a look at the different ways you can share your tracks from SoundCloud

Interested in sharing your music with people you know in a way that is private?

Take a look at this video that shows you how to share your music privately:

2. Choose some social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr etc.) where you can share your music along with the hashtags you chose.

Think About

  • What might be the best ways for you to share your music?
  • How do you friends and peers find out about most of the music they listen to?
  • How do they discover new music?
  • What are advantages of the different websites or forms of social media for sharing your music?

3. Now, use one of the SoundCloud sharing options to share your music on a social media platform of your choice and add the hashtags that describe your music.

Share What You Learned

Upload a screenshot or link to your beat shared on a social media platform also showing the hashtags