Category Archives: Music Publishing


How We’re Helping Songwriters Get Their Music in Film, TV & More

An Interview with Pete Rogers, Creative at TuneCore Music Publishing Administration. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration's mission is to offer songwriters and publishers a simple, more viable solution for managing the rights to their compositions.  With 100+ years of combined experience, our in-house staff excels at registering, licensing, pitching, and processing royalties due for songwriters’ compositions.  One of the most exciting revenue opportunities for songwriters is in synchronization licensing, and TuneCore Music Publishing’s Creative department is dedicated to helping songwriters get their music placed in film, TV, commercials and more. We asked Pete Rogers, Creative, to tell us a little about his role at TuneCore, what songwriters can do to have a better chance of getting noticed by Music Supervisors, and what exposure songwriters gain from the TuneCore Sync & Master Licensing Database...

TuneCore Driving Strong Gains for Music Business

Delivering $34.1 Million in Distribution Earnings to Artists and Increasing Publishing Royalties 190% for Rights Holders in Q1 2014

New stores, expanded geographic reach, and proprietary sync licensing database grow opportunities for new generation of Musician-Entrepreneurs

New York, NY – April 16, 2014

Showcasing its ability to drive revenue for musicians and composers, TuneCore today announced that artists who distribute their recordings through the platform have earned over $34.1 million in the first quarter of 2014 alone. The revenue was generated from nearly 1.3 billion downloads and streams, a 75% increase over the same period in 2013...

See What’s Happening at TuneCore Publishing Administration

We've got lots of songwriter news coming from our Music Publishing Administration office.  Here are just a few of the highlights... Songwriter Highlights Chan-Romero-and-Jamie2TuneCore Music Publishing welcomes legendary early rock and roll icon Robert Lee “Chan” Romero to our growing roster of incredible songwriters. Romero is best known for his seminal 1959 hit, “Hippy Hippy Shake”and is often associated with close contemporary and label-mate Ritchie Valens. Romero’s career skyrocketed after coming to the attention of Paul McCartney, who played the song live at the Cavern Club in Liverpool and the Star Club in Hamburg during the early years of The Beatles.

Stories from Acclaimed Folk Artist Jeff Black

This week we've been highlighting the TuneCore Artists to Watch at SXSW, and now it's time to turn the spotlight to folk singer/songwriter Jeff Black.  A recognized master storyteller (and we think you'll get that just from reading the interview below), he's an artist not to be missed. (So don't miss him, see him live tonight in Austin!)

4 Practical Dos & Don’ts for Different Songwriting Approaches

By Cliff Goldmacher “Which do you write first, the music or the words?” This is the classic question that all songwriters get asked.  In my experience, there’s no easy—or correct—answer to this one.  Sometimes it’s the music, sometimes it’s the lyrics and, often, it’s some mystical, organic combination of the two.  More importantly, there is no one way to write a song. Some of the best (and worst) songs ever written were created using the same techniques.  To that end, I’m going to cover four different ways to approach writing a song, and some of the “dos” and “don’ts” you’ll want to keep in mind as you go through each one...