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The Latest News From TuneCore Publishing

More news from our sunny Burbank Music Publishing Administration office! Take a look at who has joined our songwriter community and which compositions have recently been licensed in film, commercials and TV shows.

Songwriter Highlights

Roy “The Professor” Bittan is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted keys player in Bruce Springsteen’s legendary E Street Band. A master of piano, organ, accordion and synthesizers, in addition to working with his longtime band, he has served as an Collect All Your Songwriter Royaltiesessential session player for Tracy Chapman, Jon Bon Jovi, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Nicks, and Nelly Furtado, to name a few. TuneCore Music Publishing is honored to represent both the Synchronization and Masters from Mr. Bittan’s new solo album, Out of the Box, released in November 2014. Probably best described by The Boss himself, “Roy’s sound, beginning on “Born to Run,” is still the sound that many people relate to – along with Clarence’s sax — as the signature sound of the E Street Band. An amazing musician.”

TuneCore Music Publishing is proud to administer the current works of Bruce Falson. Known as Blood Raw, Falson is a Dirty South rapper, formerly signed to Def Jam Records Atlanta-based imprint CTE (Corporate Thugz Entertainment). Under the direction of Young Jeezy, the MC enjoyed early successes in his career, including Collect All Your Songwriter Royaltiespeaking at No. 5 on Billboard’s Rap & Hip-Hop charts. His prolific catalog from 2010’s The Real American Gangsta to this year’s Shoe Box Money, remain true to the hard edges of street lyricism and phrasing. These compositions are licensable exclusively through TuneCore.

Danny Michel made the pilgrimage from his home in Ontario, Canada to Belize, Central America in order capture his very unique Afro-Latin style of songwriting. Working with The Garifuna Collective, native to Belize, they created catchy up tempo tunes with Collect All Your Songwriter Royaltiespop-island flavors. Compositions like This Feeling,” which features a happy mix of accordion, light horns, and organic percussion, have earned Michel three Juno Award nominations. Previously signed to MapleMusic Recordings/Universal Music Canada, in 2008 Michel bought back his catalog. Epitomizing the true spirit of musical independence, Tunecore is thrilled to work as his publishing administration partner.

Sync & Creative

In addition to our Sync & Master Licensing Database, our creative staff continuously works to place TuneCore administered copyrights for our clients across all multi-media. Recent pitches include music for the new CBS hit drama Madam Secretary, Ride Along 2 starring Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Olivia Munn, and promotional content for ESPN.

Recent Licenses & Placements

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Awkward
“Body Speak”
Writer: Matt Pahler
Artist: Leo Islo

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The Tonight Show
with Jimmy Fallon 

“Ugly” 
Writer: Deandre Way
Artist: Soulja Boy

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The Originals 
“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
Arranged by: Brian Crain
Artist: Brian Crain

In the News

We stay current on industry news to make sure we’re the first to know how new legislation and deals will affect our writers. Here are links to recent articles you need to know about:
How To Read Your Publishing Statement (TuneCore)
BMI Advises Pandora (Billboard)
NMPA CEO David Israelite on CNBC (CNBC)