Some solid suggestions for how to order your radio shows and get them heard on Mixcloud.

 

1. Tagging

Make sure you tag each show accurately with the genres contained in the show. You are allowed 5 tags and you should definitely use 1 or 2 of those tags for genres.

Genre tags increase your chances of appearing on our discover pages and charts.

It’s great practice to start with the most common tags, working your way down to the more specific labels.

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3. Playlists

Use our Playlist feature to group themes, specials or genres on your profile, this prevents older shows getting lost on the station’s feed, and provides a structure for your station profile.

Make sure to name them appropriately as dates quickly become irrelevant.

Look under ‘Playlists’ in this profile.

2. Presenter Profiles

Check whether your station presenters already have a profile on Mixcloud, if so ask them to repost their shows to their profile – you will still get the listener stats but your reach will be increased. If they don’t have a profile, encourage them to set one up.

If a show has a guest interview or guest mix, ask that artist to repost the show to their profile on Mixcloud.

Here’s a good example of reposting from radio station to artist profile.

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4. Pro Account

Consider getting a Pro Account so you can check the station and show stats, adjust the page layout and schedule podcasts for a future release.

5. Artwork

Use creative profile artwork to make an impact and keep it consistent across the station. This station does it well.

You don’t have to be an artist to get a good picture, and you certainly don’t have to have a lot going on.

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6. Social Media

Post on Facebook and Twitter regularly, but make sure you don’t overdo it and become like spam. If you’ve got live shows all day every day, come up with a social media plan and decide which shows to shout about each week.

Get your artists to tweet and retweet. Make sure every presenter @’s any guests on the show, plus artists whose new music they’re playing. They must always @ the station too.

Hopefully, you will find these tips beneficial, share them with your co-hosts to get the most out of your Mixcloud experience.