What are SoundCloud Proxies?
SoundCloud proxies are proxy servers that help act as a front for you to access the SoundCloud platform. With SoundCloud proxies, SoundCloud would not be able to see your real IP address as the IP available to it is the IP address of the proxy server.
Aside from providing you alternative IP addresses, there are other things you need to look at in a proxy before you can use it as a SoundCloud proxy server. You need a proxy service that has extensive location coverage so that all of the engagements with your podcasts will not come from a single location, except you are running a local podcast.
Why do You Need Proxies for SoundCloud Bots?
SoundCloud bots are used for automating actions on multiple accounts. These actions involve interacting with your main account and podcasts or other audio files so that you will have engagement that will increase the perceived value of your content, without which your content would be lost.
Without using proxies, all of the multiple accounts you are managing would share the same IP footprint if they are being managed on the same computer. This would reveal to SoundCloud that you own these accounts, and that would make you lose not only the stealth accounts but also your main account. With proxies, you get a unique IP footprint for each account.
Is Using SoundCloud Bot Illegal?
SoundCloud bots and proxies are not illegal to use even if you have been made to believe so. The legality is in the eyes of the government, and SoundCloud does not have the right to specify what is legal or illegal, and as far as most countries are concerned, bots and proxies for SoundCloud are not illegal yet.
However, this does not mean you are allowed to use it. While it is legal, SoundCloud has the right to enforce its rules on its platform, and it does that to the latter. If you are caught using either a proxy server or a bot, they reserve the right to kick you out of their platform. You will need to do it in a stealth manner.