Alight, so perhaps this is another case of my using this little section of narratives to speak about something that is not quite a Social Network but please indulge me since I did this for the Instagram application as well. Soundcloud is not a social network per se but really does help those who are musically inclined get there songs around the vast and varied social networks a lot easier.
For years the bands and performers of the world have been using either their own website/blog to showcase their music or the likes of MySpace, and now Reverbnation to do it but with the latter two programs you had to fill out a whole profile and upload stuff. At the end of the day it can be a little bit involved, especially if you only want to share a new song with your listeners, fans and immediate circle of friends. Once you are logged into your Soundcloud account you will be able to have a specific URL to share with your fans and that is great for posting on an Official Facebook Page which many bands have now as well. They can even Tweet it to the world which is the hot thing to do right? Over the course of the year I have been sent links to enjoy from bands that I was interacting with and I like the idea of it. Like most of these services it has a free feature and a pay one that offers you additional features.
Take a look at it if you are at the level where you are building up your fan base and see if it works out for you. That’s all I have about this one but you can learn more by clicking the links below and signing up for an account.
Update 11/25/2020: Since the time of this original narrative the PiercingMetal Soundcloud has been repurposed to work in a broader sense under the Ken Pierce Media branding.