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JHSound
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SoundCloud Insanity

Recently, I had a crazy spike in plays on SoundCloud.  One track has been played 183 times in the last day.  I am NOT complaining but it seems really odd and not normal at all for my humble SC account.  Has anyone had an experience like this, or an idea of what could cause this spike?  The stats show that it isn't one single person or even from one single country.  The plays are coming from all different places.  Again, I am NOT complaining, I think it's a really good track! ;-)  

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which track? 

which track? smiley

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Had a similiar thing happen,

Had a similiar thing happen, last summer Probability Band got around 500 plays in a 2 week period. Difference is that, despite it being many different people listening all the plays were generally from Indonesia. Given the type of song it is, it "kind of" made sense.

Two guesses here. One, that if you check to see in the stats if it was added to a playlist that might have given it a bump. Two, I suspect that in my case, and possibly yours, if someone with a reasonable amount of followers mentioned it on a social media account that could be why.

To his day PBand is still one of my most listened to songs, something like 572 listens, which in all honesty is still such a ridiculously low number in the larger scheme of things, but at least it was enough to bring a little smile to my face, made a few people happy anyways.

Glad for you too, it's a crazy (and competitive) world out there, enjoy it and keep well my friend! And if you ever figure it out, fill us in.

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Yeah, I've had similar,

Yeah, I've had similar, probably a mention on a forum somewhere, unfortunately all the times this has happened it's never translated to an extra 500 followers. Still, it's nice to have the moment!

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Yeah Rob, I hear ya', I'm

Yeah Rob, I hear ya', I'm generally lucky to get 30 or so. Even with 572 it only translated into 4 likes, what're you gonna do? Maybe I should be doing hip-hop or something, I dunno.

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Well, it's been well

Well, it's been well documented that if you're writing music for likes you're doing it for the wrong reasons... Don't get me wrong, we all love a comment or a like but it should never be the driving force.

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Hi guys,

Hi guys,

@James, the track is Fresh Start, which, of course, I think is definitely worthy of over 300 plays in the last 2 days.

@ST Yes, it really does bring a smile to my face!  About half of the plays are listed as coming from the SC Stations algorithm. I don't know how to dig any deeper into who/what/where. The majority of plays come from 5 different countries.

@Rob, yup, no new followers, no new likes, no new comments, and I never made the music for that reason, anyway as you say. I do like comments from those who I've met through Caustic and SoundCloud because we follow each other a bit, so their comments are interesting, and encouraging.

I will definitely enjoy this (probably robot-induced) moment. At least, it's a track I really like myself.