TuneCore Artists Score Big on iTunes July Charts

TuneCore Committed to Supporting Artists and Their Music

New York, New York,  July 25, 2013

TuneCore’s commitment to support the artist is just one of the reasons artists, month after month, choose TuneCore to distribute their music worldwide. The month of July has been no exception with over 7,000 new releases, including several TuneCore Artist releases ranking high on iTunes’ music charts.

Ben Rector, working with TuneCore and iTunes, secured the coveted Single of the Week feature in iTunes for his track “Beautiful” for the week of July 23. His single is driving his new album Walking in Between (currently in pre-order) to be #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart. Additionally, Young British YouTube star Emma Blackery released her debut EP Distance on July 16th, and it is a hit, holding steady at #3 on the iTunes UK charts.

“It’s not unusual to see TuneCore Artists have great sales success reflected by their high ranking on the iTunes music charts or secure coveted featured artist promotions. In the end, it is iTunes’ editorial decision which artists are selected to be spotlighted, but TuneCore provides ongoing support, including our tips for getting featured on iTunes,” says Chris Mooney, Senior Director of TuneCore Artist Promotions.

TuneCore often works directly with artists and labels to assist them in areas such as pre-orders or getting their music released on a specific date to coincide with marketing efforts. Such was the case with Ms. Joseline, “The Puerto Rican Princess” and star of VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop”, who needed her track “Shotz” to go live in iTunes in time for the July 22 episode of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.”  Also, Grammy-nominated R&B star Syleena Johnson chose TuneCore to ensure her track “My Heart Is Open (feat. Brenda Thompson)” will be live in iTunes in advance of its being featured during the premiere episode of “Fix My Life” (July 27) on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN TV.

Other TuneCore Artists Charting on iTunes for July

Comedy Chart: Doug Benson is #1

Christian Chart: Kim Walker-Smith & Skyler Smith’s Home has been the #1 album since July 16.

Electronic Chart: Lindsey Stirling is #1 and has been in the top ten for months.

Jazz Chart: Etienne Charles’ Creole Soul is in the top 15.

Metal Chart: Oh, Sleeper’s The Titan has been a top 20 album since July 2.

TuneCore was founded to provide the opportunity for all artists to get their music heard around the world. TuneCore congratulates the many TuneCore Artists who are gaining widespread visibility and recognition on iTunes.

About TuneCore

TuneCore is the premiere digital music distributor with one of the largest music catalogs in the world. Since its launch in 2006, over 3 billion TuneCore Artists’ music units have been downloaded or streamed, generating over $300 million in revenue earned by TuneCore Artists, ranging from indie artists to high-profile performers.

For an annual flat fee, TuneCore Distribution provides an easy-to-use, affordable digital solution for artists to get their music distributed worldwide to iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, and other major download and streaming sites. Artists keep 100% of their sales revenue and all their rights.

TuneCore Music Publishing Administration gives songwriters worldwide the ability for TuneCore to license and register their compositions globally for a one-time flat fee, collect royalties from over 60 countries and deposit the royalty revenue directly into their TuneCore accounts. Driven by in-house Creative, TuneCore actively markets compositions for synch licensing agreements for music placements in TV, film, commercials, video games, and more.

TuneCore continues to support the international artist community with the launch of TuneCore Canada in 2011 and TuneCore Japan in 2012.