Wrapping Up the Year with a Spotlight on TuneCore Artists

It’s been a stellar year for TuneCore Artists. Our artists were on iTunes top seller charts week after week, they competed on The Voice, garnered Grammy nominations and awards… the list goes on and on.

So, as we start to wind down and settle in to enjoy the holidays, let’s give a congratulations shout out to our spotlighted artists.

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iTunes Chart Leaders* – Around the World, Across All Genres

> The Roots and Jack Johnson – “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Live from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)” is on the Holiday chart. 
The Jungle Giants – Learn to Exist debuted at #7 on the Australian Digital chart.
The Voice alumnus Michelle Chamuel’s new song “Go Down Singing” hit the Top Ten on the Pop chart. She’a also in the Top 20 on iTunes Pop chart in Canada.
Star of High School MusicalAshley Tisdale, has a new song “You’re Always Here” that’s a Top 50 track on the Pop chart.
The brand new group The Specktators are Top 5 on the Hip Hop chart.
Chelsea Sorrell – #17 on iTunes Country Album chart.
The Texas Tenors – You Should Dream is a Top 25 Country album.
The Maine – new EP Imaginary Numbers hit Top 10 on the Alternative chart, Top 100 overall.
On the Pop Top 200 Chart: Rebecca Black & Dave Days’ new single “Saturday” is a Top 200 song as well as Shane Dawson’s new single “The Christmas Life.”
> The Pretty Taking All Fades viral hit “Boss Ass Bitch,” is a Top 100 iTunes Hip Hop track.
Twiggy Ramirez, Shooter Jennings, & Jamey Johnson’s new single “You Are my Sunshine” has been a Top 100 iTunes Country song since its release.
N.A.S.A’s “Hide (Tropkillaz Remix)” is the #1 song on iTunes Electronic chart.
>“Viral Song” from Toby Turner & Tobuscus is a Top 5 Comedy track.
Leading the Singer/Songwriter Charts: Ben Rector at #14 & #34, Boyce Avenue at #40, Gungor at #46, and Cody Canada at #50. Gale Franklin’s new single made the Top Ten chart.
Soundtrack Charts – the release Pokémon X & Pokémon Y: Super Music Collection from GAME FREAK is in the Top Ten, Angry Birds Go! (Soundtrack) is in the Top 20.  Jeff Williams‘ RWBY, Vol 1 is in the Top 50, and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams from the Despicable Me II soundtrack is a Top Ten Song.
* The rankings are from 12/12 -17, 2013.

eMusic Top 200 Albums of 2013

#46 Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities
#37 KA – The Night’s Gambit
#29 Holly Williams – The Highway
#15 Torres – Torres

More Commercial Music Placements

TuneCore Artists using our Music Publishing Administration service are getting some high-profile  sync placements. Recent TuneCore administered compositions include Kinect Sports: Rivals video game – Person L, “Goodness Gracious;” and The Bag Man theatrical trailer – Mobley Band, “Witch Me Well.”

2014 Grammy Nominees

Pretty Lights, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Dailey & Vincent, Milk Carton Kids, Beth Nielsen Chapman,The Civil Wars, Steven Curtis Chapman

TuneCore Artists Sited as “Tops” and “Best”

iTunes Best Albums of 2013: The Master Musicians of JajoukaThe Road to Jajouka
NPR Top 2013 Albums: KA – The Night’s Gambit
Spotify 2014 Top Artist Predictions: Jungle
Spotify Top 10 Viral Tracks: Jamie Lynn Spears, Pentatonix
American Music 2013 Top Airplay: Holly Williams – “the Highway” #10,” Drew Holcomb & Neighbors – “Good Light” #40

Whew! And this is just a sampling. Stay tuned for more “spotlights” in 2014. Also, keep us updated on what’s happening with your music!

 

  • BackwardNever .

    “Worldwide: Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win!” by Steve B.I.K.O. is the album that so many fans and supporters of conscious hip-hop music often seek, but rarely find. It is our hope that TuneCore and music fans will support the artist and the album, accordingly. Solidarity!
    (http://www.tunecore.com/music/stevebiko)

  • Rohan Jobson

    I’ve released three(3) single that are distributed by TuneCore and I haven’t heard anything about them on their ‘new tunes tuesdays’, is it that they don’t have a category for the Reggae genre to choose randomly from or is Reggae marginalized by them!?

    • tunecore

      Hey Rohan – we do try to feature new releases that represent all genres of music. When you have a new release coming up (around a week before your release date), please shoot an email to features@tunecore.com with info about your upcoming release!