January 17, 2013–Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY: Ryan Adams’ multi-track compilation album, Life after Deaf, has met with phenomenal success thanks not only to its incredible performances but also to the combined efforts of Silva Artist Management a/k/a SAM and TuneCore.
Following the 15-disc live vinyl box set–which sold out almost instantly–SAM worked with TuneCore, the leading music distribution company and publishing administrator, to distribute a 174-track version.
“TuneCore made it easy to make sure everyone who wanted the music was able to get it –even if they couldn’t get one of the crazy rare physical boxes,” John Silva, CEO Silva Artists Management, said. “Their dedication to fair, efficient and reputable artist distribution aligns well with SAM’s mission to give music artists the best quality service possible. Artists are TuneCore’s first priority,” Silva added.
Scott Ackerman, TuneCore’s COO, said, “Working with the Silva Artists Management team has been an energizing experience. They are professional and have such incredible talent. We are already looking toward the next project.”
Silva Artists Management, also known as SAM, has been one of the foremost artist management companies in music since its inception. As long-time exclusive representation for not only Ryan Adams but Foo Fighters, Beastie Boys, Queens of the Stone Age, Band of Horses, Jimmy Eat World and Nirvana among others, SAM has long set the standard for preserving artistic integrity, vision and success.
TuneCore (http://tunecore.com) is the largest music distributor and has one of the highest revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. Since its launch in 2006, over 1.8 billion TuneCore Artist units have been downloaded or streamed, which translates to over $250 million in revenue earned by TuneCore Artists.
For a simple flat fee, TuneCore distributes artists’ music to iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, eMusic, AmazonMP3, Deezer, Simfy and many other major download and streaming sites while taking no rights and no revenue from the sale of the music. TuneCore has more than 850,000 artist and label account holders, ranging from indie artists to high-profile performers including Nine Inch Nails, Drake, The Civil Wars, Sonic Youth, Beck, Jay-Z, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Blood On The Dance Floor, Public Enemy, Willie Nelson, They Might Be Giants, Donna Summer, MGM Studios, Moby, Girl Talk & Brian Eno. TuneCore expanded its business internationally by launching TuneCore Canada in 2011 and TuneCore Japan in 2012. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration was introduced in 2011.