Image via Shutterstock. Planning a tour can be stressful. It involves a ton of planning and strategy to make it work. With the help of Spotify and Soundcloud analytics, booking a tour is becoming easier than ever. These analytics give you insights into where you should be booking your shows, what songs your fans want to hear and more. These stats show you which songs your audience is listening to the most, and most importantly, where those plays are coming from. This info will help you decide where your shows should be and which songs to play at certain venues. As you probably guessed, Spotify also has some great features to help you streamline your efforts even further. Spotify For Artists collects a variety of information about your listeners.
SoundCloud Stats are a great way of understanding and measuring how your music or audio is received. If a listener is logged into their SoundCloud account, their plays will be tracked in real-time. If they are not logged in, their plays will be updated within 24 hours.
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. 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. 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. You can adjust the date range from this view as well. 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.
SoundCloud Pulse lets you manage your account, check your stats and reply to comments, whether you're in the studio, on the tour bus, or just away from your desktop. Find us at our blog and on social media. The more you tell us, the better SoundCloud gets. We only ask for the permissions we need for the app to be at its best. For years now. You have 2 separate apps, I get it, but put a little more focus back into the creators side of things and I think a lot more people will be happy. I think that Pulse users and creators should be able to edit their profile with Pulse, instead of on a computer.