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#TCVideoFridays: September 19th, 2014

The weekend is here! Start it off with a new round-up of #TCVideoFriday!


Down With Webster, “One In A Million”


Sucré, “When We Were Young”


Champagne Jerry, “Perfume”


Ab-Soul, “Hunnid Stax (Feat. ScHoolboy Q)”


The Hollowed, “I Was Once A Sinking Ship”


Canon, “Trippen”


Doe Paoro, “Walking Backwards”


EdlingerCEO, “The Remedy”


Granville Automatic , “Copenhil”

Sonia Leigh Visits TuneCore Nashville Office

It was great to have Sonia Leigh visit our Nashville office this week! She met with Shelby Kennedy, VP, Entertainment Relations, who is head of the Nashville office and Scott Ackerman, CEO of TuneCore.

Sonia has had great success as an independent artist, especially after her latest TuneCore distributed single, “Put It in Your Pocket.” A recent Billboard article quotes Leigh, “I love sharing how I’ve grown as an artist, and sharing new music. One of my favorite things to do is to get new fans.”

Last month, Sonia stopped by our Brooklyn office to play some of her songs. She also talked to us about her journey as an independent artist. Check out the interview we had with her here!

Her latest single, “Put It in Your Pocket” is available on iTunes here!

Download Sounds of Summer: A TuneCore Artist Compilation

Summer is coming to an end but we’ve put together two exclusive TuneCore Artist Compilations  to  keep the spirit of the season alive throughout the year. These compilations feature artists that span all genres.

TuneCore promotional compilations consistently chart on Amazon with thousands of downloads giving  a promotional push for participating artists.

Both volumes of Sounds of Summer are now available for free  Amazon Music U.S. Support TuneCore Artists by downloading and reviewing the compilations on Amazon!

Look for our announcement for the next TuneCore Artist compilation sometime this fall.  Get your music ready!

Volume 1

Jay Stubbs, “Young Souls (feat. K. Flye)”

Barefoot Surfers, “Summer Sun”

Luke James Shaffer, “Feeling Good”

Davis Harper & Nick McElmurry, “Envy”

Sheera, “In My Heart”

Ally James, ” LA’s Better With You”

Che-Val, “My Beat”

Gabe Lopez, “Cuz U Like Boys”

Luke McMaster, “NYC (Tom Colontonio Extended) [feat. Bek Phillips]”

Tim Note, “Sun (feat. Natalie Major)”

Mdpc, “Summer Lovin’ (Trap Version)”

Stella Rhymes, “Feel Alive”

Jack Be Nimble, “Drama King”

These Young Fools, “Follow the Leader”

Bobgoblin, “Play”

Hum & Hiss, “What Did You Put in That Kiss”

The Mint, “Heart Feels Heavy”

Brendan Foery, “Everything I need”

The Gyro, “Got It All”

C Scharp, “Thoughts About Her”

Sulay Keith, “Badeya”

Looce, “In Love With You (feat. Zeek)”

Rivvrs, “I Will Follow You”

Alannah McCready, “Back of a Taxi”

Chad Mackey, “Life Is Good”

IvoCro, “One Way Ticket (feat. A.Bouton, M.Vasquez & B. Diaz)”

iamDavidVO, “Let’s Go”

Irie Mo, “Dive In”

DJ Mambo, “Revenge”

Bethea, “Dance Anthem (Zabadap)”

Volume 2

Fein, “#Grownupz”

Toddsplanet, “Good Love”

Andromeda Sun, “Come Together”

Shiselon, “TurnUpoloy”

Young Ekul, “Standin Ovation (feat. 28)”

Allie Jawz, “California Dippin”

RichRel, “So Young So Dumb”

Moses Gunn Collective, “Shalala”

Strange Girl, “Embark, Disembark, Move On”

Hollis Brown, “Wait for Me Virginia”

Keko Yoma, “Calor”

Adeh, “Iwo Ni Moni”

Unique De’vine, “Numbers Game (feat. MJ Roads)”

Andrew Mark Schaffer, “Serenity Now…”

The Micks, “Time to Grow”

Tyra Thompson, “One Hot Mess”

Lia, “Summer Nites”

Mathias Thomson, “Summer of Love”

1989tre & Fastlane, “That’s My Jam”

Stefan Tosovic, “Summer Lovin'”

Jordan Beckett, “Story Tonight (feat. Scarlett Beckett)”

Forster Anderson, “Maggie T”

Tom Eaton, “On the Road”

Matt Telfer, “Too Hot for Rattlesnakes”

Janet Ryan, “Nothing Left to Lose but the Blues”

Javier Jimenez, “Te Odio”

Zach Terry, “Already Gone”

Andrew Juliot, “Golden Age”

Sky Limit, “Exaltation”

Redee, “Radical Trip”

New Music Tuesday: Sept. 16, 2014

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?

I Take it back
I Take It Back
2gd, Sheila E, Gloria Estefan & Wes Quave


ryan b
The Key to the Heart
Ryan B


No Odda


the kronskies
Come With Me
The Kronskies


fever fever
Fever Fever


all them witches
Lightning at the Door
All Them Witches


boiling point
Boiling Point



The Latest News from TuneCore Music Publishing

It’s the middle of September and we already have much to report from our Music Publishing Administration office! Find out who has joined our songwriter community and which compositions have recently been featured in film and TV…

Songwriter Highlights

Pop, folk singer-songwriter Jonathan Clay celebrates a successful
solo career in addition to being one half of industry darlings Jamestown Revival. Clay has had the good fortune of a development deal with a major label, a slew of film and TV placements and features in magazines like Rolling Stones and Billboard. TuneCore Music Publishing is proud to administer Clay’s compositions appearing on the Everything She Wants album and the single, “This One’s for Me.”

Manafest-1TuneCore Music Publishing writer Christopher Greenwood, who goes by the stage name Manafest, is a rapper and rock musician from Ontario, Canada. First noticed in 1998 by fellow TuneCore client Trevor McNevan of the rock band Thousand Foot Krutch, Greenwood has gone on to earn four Dove Awards nominations and two Juno Awards nominations for his work.

TuneCore Music Publishing writer Jeffrey Schultz formed his Fort Jeff_RainsWayne, Indiana-based rock group RAINS in 2000. Committed to hard work, the talented musician has toured the US alongside active rock heavyweights Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed and Black Stone Cherry, among others. Their latest single “Look In My Eyes” enjoys rotation on Sirius XM’s Octane, as does other TuneCore administered hits “Look In My Eyes” and “Pressure“.

Sync & Creative 

In addition to our Sync & Mastering Licensing Database, our creative staff continuously works to place TuneCore administered copyrights across all multi-media. Recent pitches include music for the premier season of ABC’s room-com Selfie, season two of MTV’s breakout hit Faking It, and the trailer for new Liam Neeson flick, Run All Night.

Recent License & Placements

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#TCVideoFridays: September 12th, 2014

Time to unwind from the  long work week with this week’s round-up of #TCVideoFriday!


Kiven, “Hope & Smoke”

Didi Benami, “Trouble”

Social Club, “Cops”

RadioDriveBy, “One You Want”

Jordan Howerton Band, ” We Are Free”

Brendan Apollo, ” Clouds”

Elizabeth Lyons, “Everything Tonight”

Madeline Merlo, “Alive”

The Big Time, “Rise or Ruin”

So Long Solo, “Poetry”