SOUNDCLOUD CREATOR FORUM

The SoundCloud Creator Forum is our experiential platform that brings everything you love about SoundCloud directly to the core communities pushing music culture forward

SoundCloud Creator Forum

Are DMs the way to go, or should you be taking it offline? Learn why knowing your audience is key to how you network and build your strategy

Nail your networking strategy

Networking in the digital era

In music there’s no clear-cut path to success. But can you start to pave your own way with these tips from artists and industry execs.

Tips from artists and industry experts

Networking in the digital era

Research, prepare, test and repeat. Find out how you can lean on your inner circle to get your music ready for the world

Testing to find success

The business of music creation

Of course you want to get pitched or book gigs, but when’s the right time to hire a team? These DJs map out the questions to ask before taking the leap

Truth about hiring your team

The DIY artist

There are no formulas for making it as an independent artist. But there is one common thread. Hear what this global DJ thinks is the secret to DIY success

How to win as an independent artist

The DIY artist

Being part of a community doesn’t mean you have to join someone else's. Find out how to start your own scene when your music doesn’t fit within the ones that exist. 

Carving your niche and standing out

The power of community

Your community can be about anything and based anywhere as long as it has one common goal. Find out how this DJ created a London-based radio station to celebrate Lisbon’s electronic scene

What makes a community, a community

The power of community

From shifting mindsets to endless tracks, these DJs discuss how streaming is changing the game for the next generation

Role of streaming in a DJ’s world

Streaming in the DJ Booth

Are there any setbacks when it comes to streaming technology? These DJs share their opinions on whether they think it’s performance-ready

Is streaming the future?

Streaming in the DJ Booth

Hear from an artist manager and A&R exec on why it’s important to make yourself visible, be part of a creative community and keep in touch with your contacts

Establishing yourself in your artist community 

The power of community

 Want to stay on track? While you shouldn’t cater to the masses, a collective that shares your vision can help keep you motivated. Get more tips like these from artists who’ve been there

How to sustain your motivation

The power of community

Be confident, have a good product – and focus on the money less. Watch these artists and industry execs break down the business side of music

Decoding the business side of music

The business of music creation