So I recently started a page where we release tracks from artists. I've had a really amazing time doing it so far, and have connected with artists all over the world.
One of the ways I search for demos is by checking out artists I find through Soundcloud. When I find something I don't like, I move on to the next artist. When I find something I enjoy, I shoot the artist a message. Each message I have sent has been personalized to the artist.
I am not spamming in any way, just trying to connect with an new artist I like. Twice now I've been flagged for "sending too many messages." Each time making it increasingly more difficult to stay in contact with these artists. It becomes frustrating because I have no choice but to stop what I am doing on the spot.
It's really a bummer because I think that's the opposite of what Soundcloud should be. It should be a place for artists and labels to reach out to each other, not get in the way of that! I totally understand why your flagging system is in place, however I don't believe I should be lumped in with the people who deserve to be flagged.
I'm not really sure what else to do but to spend less time looking through music. I really hope you guys will consider doing something about this so that the audio & music community isn't so restricted.
Thank you guys, I appreciate your time.