Today, you’ll begin to notice the roll out of Albums on SoundCloud. One of SoundCloud’s early aims was to help creators share their work, track-by-track. Over the years, the platform evolved to enable the creation of playlists. As the diversity of both our creators and listeners continues to grow, we want to give creators more ways to share and organize their work, and listeners even more ways to discover, share and interact with the massive catalog of music and audio available today on SoundCloud.
If you’re a creator, this means you can log on to your profile today to mark any playlist you’d like to move to the album format. This will organize any collection of tracks into our new “Album” section on your profile, and allow it to be discoverable via search. We hope “Albums” offers yet another way for you to share and showcase your work on SoundCloud. If you would like to learn more about organizing your tracks into “Albums,” click here.
For listeners, we are constantly looking for new ways to help you discover and experience all of your favorite music on SoundCloud, we hope you enjoy this new addition.
Detroit-born JMSN is a singer-songwriter creating soulful R&B who now resides in LA. He’s just returned from a 7-week US tour after releasing his third album,”It Is.” Hear his nuggets of advice on moving forward and mastering your craft as an independent artist.
What are your most important learnings and reminders as an independent artist?
That you are in control of your own destiny. If you want something to happen, you have to take all the necessary steps to make it happen and you can’t skip any steps.
You just completed a 7-week US tour with a live band and soon head over to Europe and Asia. How does touring consistently and often progress you as an artist and musician?
Yes 100%. You have to get out there and perform these songs and bring them to life and master your craft and musicianship.
Before your latest album “It Is” was released in May, you promoted it to fans by sharing your phone number for people to text you in exchange for previews. How was this process of engaging with fans?
It was good. It had a lot of interesting situations unfold.
How has SoundCloud played a role in your career so far?
Its great for easy sharing of music through the internet which leads to discovery.
What advice would you give to new artists looking to build an audience?
Do you and keep going.
What are your next goals and moves that we should look forward to in the coming months?
Working on another album I will put out this year and continue to tour.