If you want to be taken serious as a recording artist and get noticed by millions, SoundCloud can certainly play a big part in that. The impressive amount of users willing to find a new sound, the ease of social sharing, and the community engagement are ideal for up-and-coming performers.
You have to remember that artists artists and representatives from major labels frequently visit the site to find what’s new in music. The building of your profile is critical if you are going to be noticed, it takes one big hit on this network for you to be checked out by major record labels.
Snoop Dogg found Iza Lach, Post Malone was discovered by Republic Records after his song White Iverson amassed plenty of plays, Kodak Black was co-signed by Drake and also inked a deal with Atlantic Records, etc.
The list of artists amassing a massive amount of plays on SoundCloud, and in return a lot of attention across the Internet, is endless. I just wish I knew about this when I was racing out of high school with my guitar, jamming to Slash’s rendition of Obsession Confession.