Most people give a track about a 5 seconds chance when they are looking for new music before they skip.
Those first 5 seconds should have some amazing and exciting sounds, fills and stuff to grab their attention and get them to listen to the rest of the track. You hear it in a lot of old reggae tracks…they start with a big drum fill then drop straight into the main theme of the song, before stripping everything back then building up again.
I really feel like if you start a track with a slow build you have no chance of getting a lot of listens, especially as soundcloud stupidly does not even allow the listener to skip forward in a track ( wtf is up with that? ).
Better put the loudest and most exciting sounding tracks first in the list too, slow build tracks can go at the end of the tracklist i guess.
Does anyone have any good ideas for track openings that grip the listeners attention?
Other than big dub sirens and shouting out an emcees name, with big echoes and saying ‘brrrappp!!’ or ‘brrrrrrrrrrrr!!’…shit is played out and wack. I’m tired of emcess…so specifically for instrumental tracks what can be done after the big opening? Any ideas?