Help your followers and fans recognize you with an amazing SoundCloud banner designed with Canva.
Back in the old days, we’d walk into a record store on an adventure of musical discovery. We’d thumb through hundreds of albums and take a listen to any that piqued our interest. A big part of what drove our choices was not only a chosen genre, but also album art and how it made us feel. Today on platforms like SoundCloud, the same visual fundamentals are just as important. Forget about complicated design programs, all of our templates are set with the right dimensions, making designing your SoundCloud banner an absolute breeze.
Open up Canva and search for “Soundcloud Banners” to get started.
Find Soundcloud banner templates for every genre under the musical sun—from electro and grunge to vaporwave and indie pop. Then choose a template aesthetic that reflects your personal brand or label’s messaging.
Canva has millions of photos, images, illustrations, icons, stickers, and other graphics to jazz up your banner. Use the drag-and-drop tool, photo effects, and animate features to bring your images to life.
The customization options are endless. Upload your own images, photos, or art work. Transform the layout of your template with creative backgrounds, color schemes, fonts, and font styles.
Share designs and collaborate with others in real time. Once you’re happy with your banner, download and save it as a JPG or PNG. Upload it to your SoundCloud page.
Whether you’re a listener, a well-known musician, garage band or bedroom producer, paying to hire a graphic designer can be really expensive. Canva’s mission is to empower the world to design, without being constrained by budget, design skills or time. Signing up with Canva is free and gives you access to hundreds of free templates and layouts created by our amazing team of professional designers. Canva also hosts an amazing media library filled with over a million high quality stock images, illustrations and icons. There are plenty of free images you can use and you’ll never have to pay more than $1 for each one-time use of premium elements.
Allow bandmates, co-producers, friends and family to have their say. Canva is a highly interactive design platform that makes it easy for you to share your creations with others so they can give their input or even integrate their own ideas into the design itself. All it takes is a tap of the ‘share’ button to send an editable link to whomever you like. If your friend was a dedicated photographer at your last gig, share your design with them so they can upload images that you don’t have. Not only that, they’ll also gain access to all the tools Canva has on offer – meaning they can tweak elements to their fancy, making it a truly collaborative experience.
Whether you use our online portal or our free iOS or Android apps, getting your banner upload ready is amazingly easy. Once you’re happy with your design, all you need to do is export it in JPEG or PNG file format, making it perfect for viewing online. Spread the word about your music by sharing it on your social media accounts. You can even send it via email. And voila! Amp up your presence and help your music shine.
A typical SoundCloud banner size is 2480 pixels wide by 520 pixels tall, which is longer and thinner than your average 1000 px by 1000 px profile photo. The best images to use for this size banner are JPEG or PNG.
To make a lasting impression with your banner, include:
Keep the text to a minimum and let the visuals shine.
Best practices for a SoundCloud banner include adding the right visuals to reflect your brand and personality as an artist, being consistent with fonts and colors, using a simple background and minimal text, and making sure your images are high quality and professional.