For SoundCloud users, your name is perhaps the most important identifying feature of your entire profile. There are a number of reasons why you may need to change your SoundCloud name; perhaps you’re a music producer looking to switch up your brand, or maybe you found out down the road that a more established act is already using your chosen name. Whatever the reason, it is generally easier to change your SoundCloud name than to make an entirely new account. The following guide will lay out the process of how to change your name on SoundCloud.
How to Change Your Name On SoundCloud
The steps below will walk you through the process of how to change your name on SoundCloud. Keep in mind that you will most likely want to change your profile URL to match your new display name.
Step 1: Open your preferred internet browser.
Step 2: Go to SoundCloud.com.
Step 3: Log into the SoundCloud account you want to change the name of.
Step 4: Locate the edit button on the top right portion of your profile.
Step 5: Place your cursor within the first entry box within the edit tab. This is where you will edit your name.
Step 6: Type your preferred display name into the entry box.
Step 7: Look below the display name box and locate the SoundCloud URL entry box.
Step 8: Click on the pencil icon next to the SoundCloud URL entry box.
Step 9: Enter a URL that matches your new display name.
Step 10: Locate the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the edit tab.
Step 11: Click “Save Changes” to finalize your new name and URL.
Step 12: Refresh your browser to make sure the changes have been made.
As you can tell, the process of changing your SoundCloud name is relatively straightforward and shouldn’t pose you any issues. However, it is important to note that at this time it is not possible to change your display name or URL on mobile devices. When you change your display name, it will affect previously posted tracks and embedded players. They will still play, but clicking on the link will direct listeners to an empty page. You might also like our guide on how to download SoundCloud songs. Feel free to share your experience on how to change your SoundCloud name, and reach out with any questions you may have.