TuneCore is a Brooklyn, New York-based independent digital music distribution service, founded in 2005. TuneCore principally offers musicians and other rights-holders the opportunity to distribute and sell or stream their music through online retailers such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play, Tidal, and others. TuneCore also offers music publishing administration services, helping songwriters register their compositions and collect royalties internationally.

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  • [Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   When you first entered the music industry, you may have expected that your talents would be enough to carry you. While talent is an important part of creating a lasting career, there’s another piece that’s just as, if not more, important: who you know. While some might … Continue reading How to Successfully Build Relationships in ...

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  • TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog. Is your hit next? Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! More This Than That … Continue reading New Music Friday: February 16, 2018 → The post New Mus...

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  • [Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.]   New music discovery is a highly personalized process. Fans of different genres tend to find music in different ways and, obviously, people of varying age and geographical demographics also tend to favor different manners of discovery. Unless you have a major label or an indie with … Continue reading How Are People Finding New Independent Mu...

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  • Happy Valentines Day, music lovers and makers! It may be that boring old middle-of-the-week mark, but at least this time around we know that love truly is in the air. Speaking of such love, it was on this holiday in 1994 that the BELOVED Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain was released by indie rockers Pavement! An iconic … Continue reading Wednesday Video Diversion: February 14, 2018 → The post Wednesday ...

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  • [Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] As music streaming giants like Spotify and Apple Music continue to transform and revitalize the music industry, artists are just beginning to fully comprehend the seemingly limitless potential of new music discovery and promotion technology in 2018’s musical landscape. Songwriters and musicians continue to struggle to financially cope … ...

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  • [Editors Note: The following is an installment in our monthly series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In an attempt to offer new insight and educational content for independent artists, we’re excited to give these music industry professionals of the future a journalistic platform.]   WWOD? … Continue reading Tip...

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  • TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog. Is your hit next? Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! Never Gonna Change (feat. FABOLOUS) … Continue reading New Music Friday: February 9, 2018 → T...

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  • [Editors Note: This article and infographic were compiled by Jonathan Biran of Catz Audio, an online pro audio magazine. Readers can head over to our “Complete Home Studio Guide” for more resources on getting theirs set up!]   The field of audio engineering can be intimidating. The countless shiny buttons, the myriad of knobs and meters, … Continue reading Building a Home Studio On a Budget → The ...

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  • It’s another dreary, winter Wednesday afternoon over here at TuneCore HQ in Brooklyn. If you find yourself falling asleep midday, consider taking a listen to the incredibly influential rock/proto-punk third release from The Stooges, Raw Power! Why would one suggest such a random title (aside from it being a stellar album)? Because on this day in … Continue reading Wednesday Video Diversion: Februa...

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  • [Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea Ira.]   There are a lot of revenue streams available to songwriters, but today let’s focus on getting your songs cut by recording artists. This is something you see a lot in songwriter-hubs like Nashville, but you can pursue this kind of publishing income from anywhere, even … Continue reading 3 Tips For Pitching Your Songs to Recording Artists → ...

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  • [Editors Note: This was written by Suzanne Paulinski.]   As the music industry evolves, more and more responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of independent musicians who wish to build a sustainable career in music. In order to do that, they must embrace their role as CEO of their own business. For many, this is a … Continue reading The 3 Biggest Business Missteps DIY Musicians Make → The p...

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  • TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog. Is your hit next? Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! Hard To Love John … Continue reading New Music Friday: February 2, 2018 → The post New Music ...

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  • [Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] No matter how gratifying songwriting can be, making meaningful music and sharing it with the world is often tedious, thankless and discouraging. With that in mind, it’s no wonder so many artists associate emotional pain represented by addiction, depression and other self-destructive habits with songwriting gains. But … Continue reading T...

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  • Last Wednesday of January, people! Per usual, we’re celebrating with a new round-up of TuneCore Artist music videos. Speaking of celebrating, did you know that on this day in 1990, The Stone Roses (one of this editor’s personal favs) celebrated receiving “conditional bail” in a court after trashing their record labels’ offices, causing £23,000 in … Continue reading Wednesday Video Diversion: Janua...

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  • Copyright Royalty Board Approves Increases in Mechanical Rates Good news for songwriters of all stripes: this month,the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) approved a series of graduated increases in mechanical royalty rates. What’s being referred to as the single largest jump in mechanical royalties in history, rates are scheduled to increase 43.8% over the course … Continue reading January 2018 I...

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  • [Editors Note: This article was written by Jhoni Jackson, a music journalist and San Juan, Puerto Rico-based music venue owner.]   If you think living on a island is a tropical, sunny breeze, please exit the #islandvibes hashtag on Instagram immediately. All those beautiful beachside backdrops will leave you tripping over tropes; yes, the scenery can … Continue reading 2018 Tour Goals: Fly Passpor...

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  • TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog. Is your hit next? Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! From One Place To … Continue reading New Music Friday: January 26, 2018 → The post New Music ...

TuneCore
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  • [Editors Note: The following is the first in a monthly series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In an attempt to offer new insight and educational content for independent artists, we’re excited to give these music industry professionals of the future a journalistic platform.]   Have … Continue reading College Gig...

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  • Another week, another Wednesday jumping out at you midweek to remind you that you’ve still got a few more to go before the weekend arrives. A fun music industry historical moment that occurred on January 24th back in 1962: Brian Epstein signed a managerial contract with The Beatles – claiming 25% of earnings! 10% is … Continue reading Wednesday Video Diversion: January 24, 2018 → The post Wednesda...

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  • [Editors Note: This was written by Sarah Jacobs.] The hook is basically what keeps you hooked on a song. It’s a selling point, that group of notes or that phrase that stays stuck in your head and makes you sing, headband, or rock out on your air guitar. Most of the time it’s the first thing … Continue reading How To Write a Killer Guitar Hook → The post How To Write a Killer Guitar Hook appeared f...

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  • With close to three million residents, a constantly evolving music and arts scene, and a virtually indescribable pace and overall vibe, Brooklyn has remained a magnet to creative types looking to find ‘their people’ and start a career. It’s a place to collaborate, a place to celebrate art, and a place to find inspiration (among … Continue reading Studio Spotlight: The Creamery Studio Celebrates It...

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  • TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog. Is your hit next? Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! Movin‘ On Muscadine Bloodline … Continue reading New Music Friday: January 19, 2018 → The pos...

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  • While it’s known among our artist community that getting your music in stores and streaming platforms like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play has never been easier. But of course there are other platforms that don’t require typical digital distribution, such as Soundcloud and Bandcamp, allowing artists to host and share their music either for … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Fanburst Seeks To Of...

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  • Happy Slowest Day in the Middle of the Week! When you find your afternoon creeping by like molasses, TuneCore is here to distract you with great music videos from our massive community of independent artists. Also, would you ever have known that on THIS DAY in music history, the legendary metal group Motley Crue officially … Continue reading Wednesday Video Diversion: January 17, 2018 → The post W...

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  • [Editors Note: This blog was written by our friends at Soundfly – learn more about their online course series and how you can get a discount at the bottom of this article!] These days, producing your own demos essentially means the same thing as making a fully produced record of your song. It’s expected that your demo … Continue reading How To Make Your Vocal Tracks POP → The post How To Make Your...

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  • TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.   Is your hit next? Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! Eventually Hypothetical Alternative … Continue reading New Music Friday: January 12, 2018 →...

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  • [Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.]   You spent months reaching out to bloggers, podcasters, and music tastemakers to convince them to review your music and/or interview you. You sent out links to your music. You submitted your press release/bio/EPK. You got people on board. You prepped for the interviews (preferably the right … Continue reading 5 Ways To Leverage Press ...

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  • Happy Hump Day! On this day in random 2008 music history, rock legends Radiohead climbed to the top of the U.S. charts with their (in this editor’s opinion) phenomenal release, In Rainbows. Not only did they decide to focus on their instruments again, this album changed the way bands (and eventually other creators) looked at releasing content to … Continue reading Wednesday Video Diversion: Januar...

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