Exclusive to Next Pro subscribers, our First Fans feature surfaces new tracks to 100 listeners we think are likely to enjoy it.
New music gets a better shot at getting heard and music fans get the chance to discover it. Win-win.
As you might know, most streaming services recommend tracks based on what similar people are listening to. If someone similar to me listens and likes “Fred Again”, chances are I’ll be recommended “Fred Again”.
That obviously works well for artists that are already being heard. But what about all of the songs that don’t have any plays yet? Well, that’s exactly the problem with most music algorithms. They simply can’t recommend tracks with zero plays. If no one has listened yet, they’ve got no signals.
Our new Next Pro feature “First Fans” changes the game. Using AI, we can quickly analyze tracks and surface them to listeners who are likely to enjoy it. Even if they’re just uploaded and have zero plays.
How do I get this?
Only Next Pro Artists members have access to this premium First Fans feature.
Subscribe to Next Pro to enable First Fans feature.
Do all tracks qualify?
First Fans is currently only available for music tracks which are under 10 minutes, uploaded by Next Pro subscribers.
YOU UPLOAD TRACK
You upload a track to SoundCloud as a Next Pro Artist.
WE ANALYZE TRACK
Using AI, we analyze the sound of your track.
WE MATCH TO AN AUDIENCE
Then we match your sound with the best audience based on listening habits.
WE ADD IT TO PLAY QUEUES
Next, we put your track into the play queues of listeners that might like it.
YOU GET NEW LISTENERS
Your track is heard by new listeners on SoundCloud who would otherwise never hear it.