SoundCloud banner and logo size: A complete guide for 2019

We all know how important first impressions are. The first thing someone sees when visiting your SoundCloud profile is your logo and banner. The visuals you use present who you are and how you want to express yourself. As an artist, it’s a no-brainer that you should correctly portray how you want people to see you.

This guide explains what the ideal size is for your SoundCloud banner, logo, and artwork images. The image resolutions presented in the table below ensure that your visual look great on any device without getting blurry.

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GraphicDimensionsFile sizeFile type
Profile picture1000 x 1000 pixels2MB max.JPG and PNG
Banner2480 x 520 pixels2MB max.JPG and PNG
Cover800 x 800 pixels2MB max.JPG and PNG

Profile picture size

Your profile allows your fans to identify you besides your username. It’s essential to upload and use a professional image of yourself or band to represent who you are.

The profile picture size SoundCloud recommends is 1000 x 1000 pixels. You can use the drag and resize functionality once you’ve uploaded your image. Try a few things out until you’re happy with the results and press the save button to add the image to your profile.

SoundCloud profile picture size

Banner size

Now that you’ve set up your profile picture, it’s time to work on your banner. The recommended SoundCloud banner size is 2480 x 520 pixels.

It’s also good to mention that you should use a JPG or PNG with a maximum file size of 2MB to get the best results. You can easily edit your current banner using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or an alternative photo editing tool to resize your header to the correct size.

It is also possible to resize and position your banner correctly right after you’ve uploaded the image. However, it’s easier if you upload a banner of 2480 x 520 pixels to get the best outcome.

SoundCloud banner size

Artwork size

The recommended artwork size is a minimum of 800 x 800 pixels with a maximum file size of 2MB. It is crucial to upload a square JPG or PNG image to get the best results.

SoundCloud artwork size

Best Practices

1. Visuals
Use images designed to be related to your content. Think about how to want to come across to people who look at your profile. It has to appeal to your fans and people who have never heard about you before. Make sure your artwork is relevant to your music, so it is an accurate representation of what you do and stand for. We also recommend updating your banner when you are about to release a new song, EP, or album.

2. Minimalism is effective
Minimize text in your banner and artwork, so it has a more significant impact on the viewer. Go for a minimalistic design that sticks out, looks professional, and leaves a powerful impression.

3. Powerful Imagery
Your first impression can attract people right from the bat. Compare it to someone you see at a party for the first time. Subconsciously you already have an opinion about him or her without having the chance the speak to each other. Same counts for someone who visits your SoundCloud profile. They should be able to tell what type of music you make without having to play your song. Make sure your visuals represent who you are as an artist.

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