Poll

What is your preferred service for sharing your music as an artist or producer?

There are many options for sharing your music as an artist / producer. Which is your most preferable and why? Please comment below, I'd love to hear more about why you chose what you did.

Poll Options

  Soundcloud Vote
44.44% voted this
  Youtube Vote
55.56% voted this
  Bandcamp Vote
  Website using Squarespace Vote
  Website using Bandzoogle Vote
  Other (please comment below) Vote
Total Votes: 9

Comments

Jeshurun
YouTube is very accessible and has a good database that makes it possible for your music to be shared for large viewer ship. Depending on the need, but I still believe YouTube is one of the best platforms.
Posted by Jeshurun on 01-06-2017
aplatisza
You don't need a huge production budget to make YouTube videos. As the site's grown in popularity, though, you're much more likely to get noticed with better quality. Fortunately, YouTube itself has plenty of tools to help stand out and make videos worth watching. Ever since YouTube came on the scene, many people assumed that all they have to do is do something funny on camera, upload, and then become an internet star. While this can occasionally happen through dumb luck, most producers have to work hard behind the scenes to make it happen. YouTube's Creator Academy has a wealth of guides that teach you about all the nuts and bolts your favorite YouTuber doesn't mention.

If all of that sounds a little too much like a second job: good. YouTube is an amazing platform for sharing videos with friends, family, or building a massive worldwide audience alike. However, it can be a very involved process if you really want to make a job of it. And chances are someone out there is going to do the same thing you want to do who is willing to go through all this work. So before you get started, decide what type of YouTube producer you want to be. That will help inform which tools you need and how many of these lessons you can skip.
Posted by aplatisza on 04-30-2017
JohnnyScribe
There's no alternative to digging in and learning @aplatisza. And doing that will make you rise above the noise. Good points.
Posted by JohnnyScribe on 05-08-2017
nataliarom
I find that soundcloud gives a more professional and serious vibe when it comes to sharing music. It allows for one to upload their album art, to only share the link with certain individuals, and it also creates an easy and clean-looking embed when you share with websites to post on their blog.
Posted by nataliarom on 05-08-2017
JohnnyScribe
I agree @nataliarom.
Posted by JohnnyScribe on 05-08-2017
kamar19
I would have to go with Soundcloud, because of the real time comments and interaction. The lay out is smooth, and it makes the connection with the artist and the fan easier than most other music platforms. Youtube would be my next choice because youtube is all over the world, the down side of youtube is the fact that you have over one billion channels it's harder to get noticed.
Posted by kamar19 on 05-24-2017
Jonathan Solomon
I chose Soundcloud. Don't get me wrong, if you drop the right video on YouTube, it'll blow up overnight! However, the YouTube audience can be very one dimensional at times. There's a huge difference to people who subscribe to your YouTube channel compared to someone who follows you on Soundcloud. People who follow you on Soundcloud are genuine fans of your work. People who subscribe to you on YouTube generally speaking, like you for one song, and one song only.

In my opinion, just drop your hottest tracks on YouTube with a video. But post the majority of your music to SoundCloud. Remember, rapper 21 Savage blew up on Soundcloud with "X" weeks before it was released on YouTube. Same thing with iLoveMakonnen with "Tuesday".

SoundCloud produces real talent and real fans, YouTube produces one-hit wonder artists and one-hit wonder fans. That's just how I feel, some people would beg to differ.
Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 05-24-2017