TuneCore Selected to Distribute ‘Songs For a Healthier America’

Teams Up with iTunes, Hip Hop Public Health, Partnership for a Healthier America for National Release

New York, NY, September 30, 2013

TuneCore, the premiere digital music distributor, has been selected to distribute the new album “Songs For a Healthier America.” This boisterous new album is aimed at amplifying the benefits of healthier child nutritional and exercise choices by setting inventive lyrics to music.

The project is produced by Partnership for a Healthier America, an organization working with the private sector and its honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to help end the childhood obesity epidemic, and Hip Hop Public Health, guided by founder Dr. Olajide Williams, and supported by noted surgeon, author, and television personality, Dr. Mehmet Oz of The Dr. Oz Show.

The much-anticipated album, “Songs For A Healthier America,” will be offered to children across the U.S. at http://songsforahealthieramerica.org and on iTunes for free! The historic debut marks the first-time ever that iTunes will offer an entirely downloadable album available at no charge to consumers.

TuneCore was chosen to distribute “Songs For a Healthier America” because artists ranging from independents to high-profile performers trust TuneCore to provide best-in-class music distribution and support.

“Selecting the right music distributor partner is critical to the success of our project. We know that TuneCore would provide flawless service and they have,” states Dr. Olajide Williams, a.k.a The Hip Hop Doc. Dr. Williams continues, “We’re excited to have TuneCore as our partner for ‘Songs For A Healthier America.’ Their enthusiasm for furthering our mission and their capacity to reach out to their large artist community with our message inspired by this great album about childhood health and wellness, speaks volumes about their dedication to the power of music.”

“Songs For A Healthier America” features 19 songs and over 20 artists, many who already use TuneCore to distribute their music. “The music community is a very giving community. TuneCore is honored to be part of this special project supporting the Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health mission to speak out to children about adopting healthy habits in such a creative way,” says Chris Mooney, TuneCore Sr. Director of Artist Promotions.

About TuneCore
TuneCore is the premier 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. The exclusive Synch & Master Licensing Database provides Music Supervisors access to TuneCore Artists’ music for commercial use.

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

#TCVideoFridays – September 27th 2013

Music videos from TuneCore Artists starting now…


JINX, “Alive”


Gungor, “I Am Mountain”


KONGOS, “I’m Only Joking”


Jann Klose, “Make It Better”


Jonny Craig, “The Lives We Live”


The Wrecking, “View From the Top”


First Date: The Musical, “The One”


La Firma Santana, “Mirala”


Pia Mia, “Shotgun Love”


Betty Who, “You’re In Love”

 

Do you have a video of a song you distributed through TuneCore? Tag us on Twitter (@TuneCore) and use the hashtag #TCVideoFridays with a link to your video.

Amazon MP3 & Spotify Trend Reports Now Available for TuneCore Artists

Last spring we introduced enhanced Daily iTunes Trend Reports.  As the name indicates, the new reports were updated daily (instead of weekly) and data could be viewed in dynamic graph form.  Well, we’re back with something even better.

Now, in addition to showing you your iTunes trend data in your TuneCore account, we’re giving you your trend reports from Amazon MP3 and Spotify.   Awesome, right?

This means you now have even more insight into how your music’s selling and streaming in digital stores, and you can turn that knowledge into better business decisions (at no extra cost!).

We’re proud to say that we’re the only music distributor to provide all artists with sales data from iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify, accessed directly from their accounts through our web-based interface.

So let’s take a look at these new Daily Trend Reports…

A Look at What’s Changed

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When you go to your Daily Trend Reports in your account (click Money & Reports at the top right), you’ll see that there are now two sections: Downloads on top, Streams on the bottom. The Downloads section will show you all of your trend data for iTunes and Amazon MP3, and you’ll find your Spotify info under Streams.

In both sections, you’ll see a visual representation of your available trend data, which lets you easily get a sense of your sales activity for the date range you choose.

To dig down a little further, you can sort downloads and streams in all three stores by Top Releases, Top Songs, and Top Countries, and for iTunes you can also see your sales by Top US Markets.  When you click to view a particular release or song, the bar graph will automatically change to reflect the associated downloads or streams.

No matter how you filter your trend data, you can download a .csv file to capture and save the information you need.

*Remember, this is TRENDING data, and not an actual sales report.  The money from your distribution sales and streams comes into your account two months after the sale occurred (you can see this in your Downloadable Sales Reports under the Money & Reports tab in your account).

So now that you have all this new sales information at your fingertips, how can you use it to advance your career?

We’ve got a few ideas…

5 Ways to Use Your Trend Data to Help Your Career

1. If you planned a major social media campaign for your brand new album, see how that paid off compared to sales following previous new release campaigns.  Learn what worked, and what didn’t.

2. Let this new sales data help you plan your upcoming tours.  If your iTunes numbers are showing you have a solid following in the New Haven – Milford, CT area, make sure your next US tour includes a show at one of the clubs nearby, or try for the college crowd at Yale.  Booking an international tour? Check out your trend data from iTunes, Amazon  MP3 and Spotify to identify which countries are really eating up your music.

3. Once your shows are booked, look to see which songs are selling best in the cities and countries you’re headed to, and design a setlist your audience is sure to love.

4. If radio play is what you’re after, use your impressive new release stats to approach radio programmers and DJs with confidence.  Now you’ve got hard data to show where your fans are located and how your music is being received.

5. More sales data means more visibility into how your career is progressing. Use the numbers to better manage your budget and identify where to exert the majority of your efforts.

Got more ideas about how you can use this new and enhanced trend data to better manage your career? Let us know in the comments.

Get started distributing your next release and use your enhanced Daily Trend Reports to help take your career to the next level.

 

TuneCore Announces Industry First

Amazon MP3 and Spotify Trend Data Now Available to All TuneCore Artists

New York, NY, September 26, 2013

TuneCore, the premiere digital music distributor, announced today a major enhancement to their Daily Trend Reporting tool with the addition of Amazon MP3 and Spotify data. TuneCore is the only music distributor to provide all their artists with daily sales data from iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify that is accessed directly from the artist’s TuneCore dashboard via a web-based interface. Artists, managers and labels now have even greater insights to better manage their businesses and sell more music online.

TuneCore’s feature-rich Daily Trend Reporting tool, launched in April 2013, provides the foundation for this most recent enhancement. “We know, from listening to our artists, that daily trend data beyond iTunes will empower the artists to make better informed decisions about their business to grow their careers. Amazon MP3 along with iTunes represent the top stores for music downloads and Spotify is one of the leading and fastest growing streaming music services. Adding Amazon MP3 and Spotify daily data to our reporting platform is a major step in providing artists with a more holistic view of exactly what music is selling where,” says Scott Ackerman, TuneCore COO.

TuneCore’s web-based reporting tool, which is refreshed daily with new sales data, gives all TuneCore Artists access to quick data search and segmentation by album and individual song, views by country and time period ranging from 1 week to 3 months. Music download data for iTunes and Amazon MP3 can be viewed as consolidated or separate data.

For Jon King, Manager for TuneCore band Darling Parade, the Daily Trend Report tool has become essential for managing the band’s business and making smarter decisions. King says, “Reporting with this level of detail is normally only available to artists on major labels or with major distribution, but TuneCore has really opened things up for everyone. I can now execute a targeted ad campaign or promotional effort and see detailed results across three major platforms the very next day. This eliminates a huge amount of guesswork, and allows us to put the pedal down on the things that are working and pull the plug when we miss the mark.”

Darling Parade is just one of the thousands of TuneCore Artists who choose to partner with TuneCore, recognizing TuneCore provides the highest level of music distribution, publishing administration and artist support services.

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. The exclusive Synch & Master Licensing Database provides Music Supervisors access to TuneCore Artists’ music for commercial use.

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

New Music Tuesday: Sept. 24, 2013

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?

GrandTheftAuto

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V
Various Artists
Soundtrack

Jinx

Alive
Jinx
Pop

Leagues

Spotlight
Leagues
Alternative

TheSaintJohns

Your Head and Your Heart
The Saint Johns
Singer/Songwriter

JessHart

To the Liquor Store (On Time)
Jess Hart
Singer/Songwriter

GirlsAgainstBoys

The Ghost List
Girls Against Boys
Alternative

Gungor

I Am Mountain
Gungor
Singer/Songwriter

Applejaxx

Nerd Power
Applejaxx
Hip Hop/Rap

Kongos

Lunatic (Special Edition)
KONGOS
Alternative

New Store Alert: 7digital Launches

Last week we added European streaming service JUKE as a new store for distribution.  This week we’ve got another new store for you, 7digital.  A UK-based digital music service, 7digital offers MP3s for download and streaming in 42 countries, including the US, UK, Canada, and more European territories.

This is a service made for music lovers, by music lovers, and provides an easy-to-use experience that is the backbone of dozens of mobile and desktop music services.

Ready to expand your distribution reach? Add 7digital today.