The beginning of 2014 has not been without highlights for TuneCore songwriters. Here’s just a taste of the news from our Music Publishing office…
TuneCore Publishing has concluded a worldwide administration deal with American singer, record producer and songwriter, Richard Barrett. The deal covers early rock and roll standards recorded by Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, The Chantels, The Valentines and the Janis Joplin staple “Maybe.” Many consider Barrett to be the number one Doo-Wop hit writer of all time.
Congrats to TuneCore Publishing and Distribution artist Andy Allo for her cover page and spotlight in the latest SESAC Magazine! Allo’s latest album, Superconductor, is executive produced by Prince and features performances from James Brown’s saxophonist Maceo Parker and virtuoso Trombone Shorty on the smash single “People Pleaser.”
Guitar Center National Singer Songwriter Competition winner Jeff Campbell has signed with TuneCore Publishing and Distribution for his latest release In Spite of Everything. Campbell worked with 6-time Grammy winner John Shanks on the set and made his network TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in December.
TuneCore writer Joseph Somers-Morales continues to log millions of views on YouTube while performing for his rapidly growing fan base in sold out venues across the country. Known as SoMo, his single “Ride” has over 8.7 million hits while his YouTube page eclipsed 350,000 subscribers. Recent stats include #10 on Billboard’s Heatseeker chart, #3 on the iTunes R&B singles chart, and in the top 100 overall iTunes top songs.
Recent Licenses & Placements
Here are a few of the licenses we’ve helped secure for our songwriters in the past few weeks:
Check back in a few weeks to find out what’s new in the TuneCore Music Publishing world as February continues…