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SoundCloud New Playlist Stat Connects Creators and Curators

We know stats are an essential tool for creators, and that’s why SoundCloud’s excited to introduce a new playlist stat, which offers all creators even more ways to understand where their plays are coming from and the people behind them.

The new playlist stat, available on the web and on SoundCloud Pulse, SoundCloud’s creator-focused companion app, shows creators who’s sharing their tracks in a playlist, and how many plays are being generated from the playlist. This means that the 1.2 million creators featured in playlists on SoundCloud, daily, can gain insight on, connect and engage more easily with the incredible curator community on the platform.

Check out what the new stats module, which includes both a ranked list of playlists a track is featured on and the total number of plays, looks like on the web below. The module is also available on SoundCloud Pulse, available for free on iOS and Android.

In addition to a new playlist stat, SoundCloud also recently rolled out a refreshed visual experience for stats on the web. All creators, including SoundCloud Pro or Pro Unlimited users, will find an overall better stats management experience, featuring a more intuitive interface and new look and feel for visualised stats. Some of the stats benefiting from the redesign include top listener and top country, which are now even easier for creators to uncover.

These latest updates are part of SoundCloud’s efforts to continually look at how it can create an even better experience that fully supports creators no matter where they are in their career. Stay tuned to the blog for news on the many exciting things to come for creators on SoundCloud.

SoundCloud Even more stats on SoundCloud Pulse

SoundCloud Pulse, SoundCloud’s creator-focused companion app, enables creators to manage their accounts and keep their communities humming anytime, anywhere. The app brings the insights available on desktop to the hands of on-the-go creators. This includes the latest stats on track performance, the ability to comment back to fans, edit tracks, and manage your profile directly in the app.

Beginning today, creators have even more stats available on-the-go with the addition of Top Listeners, which gives creators more information on their most engaged fans, and Top Countries and Top Cities which offer insights into the most engaged geographical locations, on SoundCloud Pulse. All creators get access to their top listener, country and city on SoundCloud Pulse. SoundCloud Pro or SoundCloud Pro Unlimited subscribers will get access to a top 50 list of stats.

Check out below singer-songwriter, Valerie June discovering her top listener using SoundCloud Pulse.

Stay up-to-date on what’s happening with your audience on-the-go, get SoundCloud Pulse for free now on iOS and Android.

Brendan How to use your SoundCloud Stats: The basics

Using the information in your SoundCloud Stats is one of the best ways to build your audience: checking them on a regular basis can tell you which tracks your audience is responding to and where your plays are happening. Each data point represents a person interacting with your work, whether they found you on SoundCloud or elsewhere on the web through shares or embeds of your tracks.

After signing in, navigate to your Stats by clicking “view all” on the stats module on the right side of your profile, by clicking “more stats” if you’re looking at one of your tracks, or through the drop down menu in the header:

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Your stats landing page shows your your recent plays, likes, comments, reposts, & downloads on all your uploads. The time period defaults to the last 7 days, but you can adjust that to reflect a variety of custom time periods by clicking the arrow next to the date range.

The arrows at the bottom of the top section of the stats landing page enable you to easily go backwards or forwards through time. You can pick the time span — if you set the default time range for a week, then you’ll page by week. If you set it by month, you’ll page by month, and so on.

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The list of your tracks right below the date range is ordered by the most plays received during the time period you’ve selected. Hovering on the name of a track will highlight the portion of the graph that represents the stats for that track.

When you click on a different stat total, the list of tracks will change to reflect information about the stat in question. For example, clicking on “28 Likes” in the above image would change the list of tracks to show your most liked tracks during the chosen time period.

If you’re interested in seeing the stats on just one track, that’s possible too — clicking the track name will bring you to a series of graphs showing the stats for that track over the time period you’ve set. You can adjust the date range from this view as well.

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To go back to your stats landing page, just click on the word “Stats” on the top left.

From the stats home screen, you can also further break things down by type of engagement, rather than on a track-by-track basis click on the words Plays, Likes, Comments, Reposts, and Downloads at the top of the graph. Hovering over the bars in the resulting graph will show you the tracks driving the stat in question.

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It’s important to regularly check your stats to track your progress. Keep in mind that the more tracks you upload, the more information you’re likely to see in your stats.

Stay tuned for upcoming posts where we’ll show you how to analyze the information in your stats. If you’re interesting in more stats than the free plan offers, check out one of our Pro plans.