Go beyond auxy, that’s probably the best way to get more recognized. Use things to EQ the track, as people not in the auxy community always say the eq of auxy is muddy (although I fail to see why but that’s just my experience). It takes time, but moving beyond the small pond is the one way to get recognized. It’s something I’m going to be working towards soon. Auxy will always be my home, but music shouldn’t be bound by one app.
The Auxy listening community is good, but it’s certainly the long and slow route to real traction.
I’d reckon that one repost from a good influencer outside the community will do more to promote you than a repost from everyone here combined.
(No offense meant to anyone. It’s just the nature of this place. We’re kinda all following each other, so there’s not much spread/reach.)
It’s also good to have realistic expectations. It can take years before you get solid traction.
Anyone who can get it done in less time is either very well connected or very lucky.
‘Waiting’ to be discovered is the slowest, least reliable option. (If you want traction, it’s not an option.)
So, if you really want it to happen, you’re gonna need to put the work in on promotion too. That activity is gonna have to sit right alongside your music making.
I just took a very quick look at the last few tracks you posted on SC – and I can see one major problem straight away.
You’re using all the Auxy and AP-00X tags, that’s fine.
But, where are the genre tags? Zero genre tags.
If you’re uploading from iOS, you will need to go in and edit the listing afterwards, to add all the most relevant tags – primary genre, secondary genres, etc…
Check out the ‘Tagging for Success’ section in the article above.
Without the genre tags, listeners won’t know what you’ve got and, unless they know you, probably won’t click on it.
Equally importantly (if not more importantly), the automated algorithms used by SC won’t know what genre your track is, so it won’t be inserted into any auto playlists and automated recommendations, such as ‘The Upload’, ‘related’ tracks, and stations.
The SC user with the most followers to Like any of my tracks is not an Auxy user, as far as I can tell.
I’m pretty certain without the right tagging, I’d be getting zero plays outside this community.
(I don’t get that many anyway, but you understand my point, I’m sure.)