If you expect to be taken seriously on SoundCloud, you need to present yourself as credible. Buying social proof can certainly help, but who can you trust to deliver the goods? That’s the question we set out to answer by placing an order with MediaMister. We requested the delivery of 500 SoundCloud Followers, 500 SoundCloud Plays, 500 SoundCloud Likes and 500 SoundCloud Reposts, which were promptly added to our account.
On the whole, we were genuinely impressed by the simplicity and effectiveness of the entire process. The prices quoted by MediaMister were among the lowest we’ve come across – especially when considering the authenticity of their SoundCloud services. We were also more than satisfied with the customer support provided, which rounded-off a superb experience from start to finish. If the rest of their services are as good as their SoundCloud services, we can only give our full backing to the folks at MediaMister.
According to the official blurb, MediaMister is owned and operated by a trio of social media marketing experts. Initially specialising in social proof for more generic platforms, they recently introduced a bunch of premium services for SoundCloud. In total, they’ve provided social signals for more than 50,000 customers, which is a pretty impressive number.
We personally wanted to see how they performed for SoundCloud users, but the MediaMister website also advertises services for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat and Vine. Finding what you need is pretty easy, using the simplified navigation bar or top of the page. And as mentioned previously, the prices quoted are surprisingly low.
In order to put the team at MediaMister through its paces, we placed a simultaneous order for 500 SoundCloud Followers, Shares, Likes and Reposts at the same time. We figured that if they were as good as they said they were, they’d have no problem delivering everything at the same time. Which they did.
If looking to promote your work or your profile on SoundCloud, we strongly recommend checking the seller’s terms and conditions ahead of time. It’s not the most enjoyable job, but you still need to see what you’re getting yourself into. A basic overview of our findings at MediaMister is outlined below:
Likewise, it’s a good idea to know what kind of people you’re dealing with, before diving in at the deep end. The last thing you want is to find yourself in need of support and advice, only to find the SoundCloud specialist you’re working with doesn’t give a damn. Or worse still, doesn’t have a clue what they’re doing. The way we see it, customer support should be considered a deal-breaker.
As part of our evaluation process, we submit a series of questions to see how SoundCloud specialists respond to customers’ queries. We contacted MediaMister through live-chat, simply because it was quicker and more convenient.
"We always work hard to get started as quickly as possible, completing the delivery of most orders in no more than 72 hours.”
"If you don’t receive your order as promised, you’ll have the option of claiming a refund.”
"No – unnatural delivery rates may alert SoundCloud to what’s happening. We prefer to keep things safe by staggering the delivery process over a couple of days.”
“They look exactly the same as the real thing. We take authenticity very seriously and only ever provide Followers from real and active SoundCloud of accounts.”
"It’s not likely to happen, unless you tell them personally. As we mentioned before, just as long as you buy authentic signals for SoundCloud, you’re safe.”
"In most instances, no. Buying Followers is simply about increasing the numbers to boost your credibility, rather than actually buying genuine fans of your music.”
"It’s not going to happen. You only put your account at risk if you use fake and spammy social signals that are easy to detect. This has never happened with any of our SoundCloud services and never will.”
Along with initial customer support and consultancy, it’s also worth seeing what kind of aftercare is included in the deal. Far too many SoundCloud specialists vanishing into thin air after taking your cash. In the case of MediaMister, they got back to us surprisingly quickly and provided us with the following answers to our questions:
"If any of the social signals you bought vanish from your SoundCloud account in the first 180 days, we will replace them free of charge. Just let us know if it happens.”
"Absolutely not. You won’t even be breaking their terms of service, if you stick with authentic signals from real SoundCloud accounts.”
“SoundCloud comments can be a good way of generating discussion and building hype. We’d advise giving them a go if you haven’t already.”
“Of course! Just give us a shout before you place your next order and we’ll e-mail you a coupon code.”
“Yes. You only stand to be detected if the social proof you use to market your tracks and profile comes from fake and fraudulent accounts. Ours doesn’t, so you’re safe.”
MediaMister markets its SoundCloud services to artists and musicians at all levels. However, their services could prove particularly useful for newcomers to SoundCloud. If looking to get things off to the strongest possible start, social proof is a good way of going about it. Judging by our own experience with MediaMister, the quality of their SoundCloud services and the promptness of delivery make them perfect for up-and-coming artists.
Speaking of which, we placed our order for 500 SoundCloud Followers, Shares, Likes and Reposts on a Monday afternoon. We saw the first new Followers being added to our account within a couple of hours, while the delivery process in full was completed by Wednesday lunchtime. MediaMister also overdelivered on our order very slightly, which was a bonus.
As promised, there was no evidence to suggest that any of the social signals delivered came from anything but authentic and active SoundCloud accounts. We were particularly impressed by the SoundCloud Followers provided by MediaMister, which in our eyes at least were indistinguishable from the real thing. Realistic names, profile pictures, evidence of recent activity, Followers of their own – everything was as it should be. Hands-down, some of the most authentic SoundCloud signals we’ve ever come across.
We clarified the company’s 180-day retention guarantee in our questions, which is hugely reassuring. Our order was delivered approximately five weeks ago, and we’ve not yet seen any significant drops, so we’ve had no reason to invoke their retention warranty.
Once again, the importance of building and protecting your reputation on SoundCloud cannot be overstated. Of all the social networks, this is perhaps the most important for musicians looking to present themselves as credible and authentic. Hence, taking chances on low-quality SoundCloud signals really isn’t the way to go.
All of which is precisely why we strongly recommend checking out MediaMister. In terms of authenticity, quality and value for money, we’re yet to encounter a more capable SoundCloud specialist.