How to add tags, description, etc., on SoundCloud

One of the ways we show that we are professional is by adding appropriate and smart text to our audio, video, and other online media. This kind of smart text also helps with search results.

In SoundCloud, you can add these things while waiting for your audio file to upload:

Write or specify the following to make yourself seem like you know what you’re doing:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Type
  4. Genre
  5. Tags (10 or fewer, so you don’t appear to be a spammer)
  6. Use rights (license): Specifies what other people may and may not do with your file.

If you’re doing a podcast or a radio program, you might want to upload the logo for that program or station in the image area.

This is how your sound file page will look with all the right stuff:


About Mindy McAdams
I teach courses about digital journalism at the University of Florida. I love to travel. I ride a Vespa. You can find me on Twitter (@macloo).

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