Digital Music Distribution Industry Leader, TuneCore, Partners with Artists to Assist Victims of Hurricane Sandy

TuneCore to Release the Hurricane Sandy Relief Album—After The Storm: A TuneCore Artist Compilation.

NEW YORK, November 20, 2012TuneCore, the largest digital distributor with one of the highest revenue-generating music catalogues in the world, announced today they released an exclusive album After the Storm: A TuneCore Artist Compilation, of which 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. 51 TuneCore artists (selected from hundreds of submissions) have generously donated their songs, waiving all of their royalties and revenue from the sales of the compilation album. The album went on sale November 19 in iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play and eMusic and features popular TuneCore artists including Andrew Belle, jackopierce, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Thousand Foot Krutch ,The Parlotones and  Rosie Thomas. Not surprising, there are many NYC area artists participating, but the release also reflects the international TuneCore community’s response with tracks from artists based in Ireland, Russia, Germany, Holland, and other parts of the globe.

“TuneCore is headquartered in the heart of Brooklyn, so we felt it is important to make a contribution to rebuilding the community that has given so much to us,” Scott Ackerman, Chief Operating Officer at TuneCore, explains. “We are proud that our artists have been so eager in stepping forward to partner with us towards the much needed relief efforts after Superstorm Sandy.”

The net proceeds from the digital download sales will be donated to the American Red Cross Greater New York Region. With artists spanning multiple genres, this album will appeal to a wide audience, maximizing visibility for the album amongst consumers.

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About TuneCore

TuneCore (http://tunecore.com) is the largest digital distributor and has one of the highest revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. In the past two years, TuneCore Artists have sold over 600 million units and generated over $300 million dollars in gross music sales and songwriter revenue. TuneCore distributes artists’ music to iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, eMusic, AmazonMP3, Deezer, Simfy and many other major download and streaming sites for a simple flat fee, while taking no rights and no revenue from the sale of the music. Since its launch in 2006, TuneCore has more than 250,000 artist and label account holders, including TuneCore artists: Nine Inch Nails, Drake, Civil Wars, Sonic Youth, Beck, Lil’ Wayne, Jay-Z, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Blood On The Dance Floor, Public Enemy, Willie Nelson, They Might Be Giants, Donna Summer, MGM Studios, Bjork, Moby, Girl Talk, Brian Eno, and hundreds of thousands more.

  • Katrina Alliasan

    Howdy – what a great effort! Just wanted to let you know that the iTunes page for the album doesn’t say anything about the fact that the proceeds are being donated to Hurricane Sandy efforts. If iTunes will let you put out the information you have in this post on their site, it seems like that would make a huge difference in boosting downloads/ donations.

    Good luck to you in this effort!

  • fronz arp

    Great to see a community conscience at the centre of a music orgnizaton. Beautiful stuff