In this article, we give you all our tips to ensure you share your track link on Groover in the best way possible, whether your track is already released or not. If you're having issues with the track link, you should have a look at the 2nd part of this article.
You can indicate two different links for your track:
The YouTube or SoundCloud Link can include video, or be audio-only. We require this link, as these platforms are the only ones that both allow free access to the track (without a subscription requirement) and include an embeddable player.
The Spotify Link is optional, but you are advised to add it if it's available, especially if you are contacting Spotify playlisters.
🤔 If my track is not out yet, what do I do? 🤔
No worries! You can use:
An unlisted YouTube link [important: don't hesitate to check that your video is embeddable - more details below ⬇️]
A private SoundCloud link [important: please use a shareable link with the code called 'token'. You can access it by clicking on 'share' under the SoundCloud player on the SoundCloud platform - more details below ⬇️]
Don't forget to indicate the release date! That way, if the date is in the future, the curator/pro will be warned that your track is not released yet and so that it cannot be shared.
👉 If you wish to get advice on a pre-mix or demo, you can select the 'Demo' option while you add your track information so that curators/pros know that you consider your work unfinished.
⚙️ Problem solving for most track link issues on Groover ⚙️
Sometimes, the SoundCloud or YouTube link that you add to Groover is not displayed correctly in your Dashboard, or it cannot be read, or you get an error message. Most of the time, adjusting a few settings can fix this issue instantly. This how to do it!
Before you do anything else...
Start by checking that you're adding...
A SoundCloud or YouTube link. We don't accept other types of links for now. Regarding the optional Spotify link field, you need to add a... Spotify link. Please note that you can absolutely leave this second field blank.
A link to a single track and not to an album or playlist. You'll get an error message otherwise. You may only send one track at a time for a campaign on Groover. If you wish to provide the curators/pros with a link to your EP/LP, don't hesitate to add it to your Track Details or to your Profile.
⚠️ Tip 1: If your SoundCloud link looks like this: https://soundcloud.com/lecouleur/nunca-sera-1?in=lecouleur/sets/lecouleurpop it may not work correctly on Groover. If you erase the part after the question mark ("?"), keeping only https://soundcloud.com/lecouleur/nunca-sera-1, it will work!
⚠️Tip 2: Choose a SoundCloud link and not a SoundCloud Go+ link. Your track needs to be uploaded on the publicly free access platform, whether its status is public or private [more info below ⬇️] . If not, the curators/pros will only be able to listen to the first 30 seconds of your track, and that would be a shame...
1. Soundcloud link : generate a shareable private link
If a music curator/pro tells you that they cannot read your SoundCloud link, the most frequent explanation is that you've added a private link without making it shareable.
SoundCloud private links can only be played by you. In order for them to be played by other users, you need to make them shareable. To do so, go to your track on SoundCloud and click on Share under the player.
Then, copy-paste the Private Sharing link. It's that particular link that you need to use on Groover.
Did you realize you made a mistake after sending your campaign?
Click on "My campaigns" at the top of the page
Select the track name in the menu on the lefthand side
At the top of the dashboard, you'll see the "Edit track info" button (or Edit icon, if on mobile) where you can update any track link.
Saving it will update the track link for all previous campaigns and submissions as well! 💪
If you encounter any issue with this, please contact us using the chat icon in the lower-righthand corner of the screen and send us the name of your track with the correct shareable link.
2. YouTube Link: allow integration
Did a curator/pro tell you that they can't view your YouTube video on Groover? First, check that your link is public or unlisted [a private link cannot be read by anyone other than you]
In most cases, you may have - willingly or not - prevented the integration of your video on other platforms than Youtube. To Allow integration again, this is how you should proceed:
Click on the video in question (to modify it)
Go to "Advanced parameters"
Go to "Additional options" and tick "Allow integration"
And that's it! Your video is now visible on Groover ✨
3. Spotify Link: add the right link to your track
If your Spotify link doesn't work on Groover, you can check if it has this format:
Meaning it starts with https://open.spotify.com/track/ ...
To find your track link on Spotify, you need to click on the "..." on the right side of the title of the track, then on "Share", then on "Copy Song Link".