Tips to Sell More Music Online: Record Holiday-Themed Music

Music tied into or about a holiday sells well. For example, “spooky” Halloween sound effects or “scary” themed music (i.e. “Tubular Bells”, the theme song to the movie the The Exorcist) sells enor- mously around Halloween. Christmas music sells really well around the Christmas season. This ties back to covers: a cover of “White Christmas” or “Jingle Bell Rock” can fund you through the rest of the year. Don’t forget other, perhaps neglected holidays throughout the calendar–there is no doubt the world needs a great Ground- hog Day or Columbus Day anthem. Be sure to name your songs with easily searchable words.

In addition to this, many stores run promotions of Holiday or event themed songs. Amazon MP3 recently ran a promotion on World Cup songs, which features a number of TuneCore Artists.

Also, take a look at some examples of patriotic songs for July 4th, right around the corner!

"Thank You Lonely Soldier" by Terry Wheeler

"Songs For Soldiers" by Rockie Lynne

"The Star Spangled Banner" by Vio7


"Fourth of July" by Texas Sky

And there are many more! Record your own today.

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0120a60bc5da970c twitter.com/michaeljoel

    Great Tunecore tip!
    Thought I’d pass along some of most cleared Christmas cover songs via our Limelight service to get those creative holiday juices flowing…
    Song Title / Original Artist
    “White Christmas” Bing Crosby
    “Give Love On Christmas Day” The Jackson 5
    “Last Christmas” Wham
    “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” Nat “King” Cole
    “Winter Wonderland” Richard Himber and his Hotel Carelton Orchestra
    “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Frank Loesser
    “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” Bing Crosby
    “The Christmas Waltz” Frank Sinatra
    “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Judy Garland
    Keep making music!
    Cheers!
    Michael Kauffman
    RightsFlow
    Limelight (songclearance.com) is the simplest way to clear cover songs. Any song. Your way.

  • http://www.tunecore.com/music/uncle-sidney Chris Murphy

    A slice of Americana is heard from the band U.ncle S.idney and our track “American Dream, revisited” which can be viewed on the band’s Tune Core public page:
    http://www.tunecore.com/music/uncle-sidney
    The song title can draw some holiday vibes from pragmatic types.
    http://bit.ly/9cYEiP