The world of music is a vast one, with so many platforms and opportunities for new artists. One such platform is SoundCloud, which is a great place for beginner musicians to start. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the platform has some strict rules when it comes to how content is presented. This is especially true when it comes to your profile picture. Having an eye-catching image will make your content more memorable and draw in audiences. So, to ensure your SoundCloud profile has an attractive and professional appearance, here are a few things you need to keep in mind when it comes to choosing and updating your profile picture and banner image.
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1. Keep your background simple
It’s a good idea to have a background that will not distract from your main image. If you have a lot of elements on your image, it can take away from the focus of your image and detract from the message of your content. To avoid this, choose a solid color background or use an image with a simple, clean design.
2. Use a professional photo
As a rule of thumb, it’s best to use a professionally shot and edited picture as your profile image. This will help to create a consistent image in the minds of your audiences. You can also use the same picture across your other media, such as social media and YouTube, to further solidify your brand.
3. Keep the size of your photo small
The profile picture you use on SoundCloud should be a square in either JPEG or PNG format. It should be under 2 MB in size to avoid any issues with uploading it. Using an image editing tool like Pixelied can help you make sure your image fits the guidelines of SoundCloud, so it’s easier to upload and download.
4. Don’t put text on your image
If you want to include text in your image, you should only do so on the banner image and not on the profile image. This is because the text on the banner image will get cropped and may not be visible to your audience. If you want to include text in your image, we recommend doing so at the bottom of the banner image where it’s easy for viewers to see.
5. Add hyperlinks to your profile
If you want to link out to other websites or social media accounts, you can do so by clicking on the “You On the Web” section of your profile. Just enter the Internet address for the website or social media account you would like to link to your SoundCloud profile. Once you’re done, click on “Save” to save your changes. You can also delete any links that you no longer want to appear on your profile by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.