Jake Hartsfield is a songwriter, producer, touring sound engineer and a member of the TuneCore Marketing Team.
Been planning for your first big tour? Or your second, or third? Tour managing can be a lot of work – especially if you are responsible for an entire band. You have to think about routing, advancing shows, traveling arrangements, transporting gear, and how to pack. Here is a helpful guide to planning for a tour that will get you started – or at least thinking along the right lines.
When booking a tour, you want to try to route your trip so that you have the least amount of driving between gigs as possible. A good fluid tour with minimal transit time can help save on gas money and be much more manageable, especially if you don’t have a designated tour driver who can drive through the night.
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This week, COREnered swings with the soulful notes of Myron Walden, an artist who began learning his craft on an old alto saxophone from the storage closet of his elementary school, which lacked a music department. Not a one-instrument man, Walden explores stories and emotions through the notes of his soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, and bass clarinet. Walden proves there are no limitations to his musical expression, as his many musical projects and compositions bring out jazz, blues, soul, and everything in between.
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Come around the bend to read a Q & A session with Tunecore artist Dan Kaplan. Hailing out of Cambridge, Massachussets, this is a folk singer who is sure to delight you with his soothing melodies and permeating lyrics. Check out Dan Kaplan’s thoughts behind the music.
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This week’s COREnered features some latin flava with Tunecore’s own Jesus Murio (not only an Artist Relations oficionado, but an artist himself). Murio fuses latin hip-hop with reggaeton spice. Ay, que sabroso! What more does he have to say on some of the thought patterns and meaning behind his music? Check out the following Q&A we had with him to find out!
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The New TuneCore Charts by Jeff Price
Today TuneCore launched two TuneCore charts
The TuneCore Top 20 Artist Chart
The TuneCore Top 20 Songs Chart
The charts are compiled from the iTunes daily trend reports. As we get more daily sales information from additional stores, we will include these sales numbers in the charts.
The TuneCore Top 20 Artist Chart adds together the number of albums, ringtones and singles sold to come up with the ranking
The TuneCore Top 20 Song Chart lists the best selling individual songs.
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By Daniella Kohavy
George Eliot (the English novelist) once wrote, “I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music.” Hmmm, dare we take this literally when relating it to the superfluous availability of music nowadays? It seems everywhere you look in recent years, there are countless amounts of digital services popping up that allow you to seek and release new music. Spotify, a popular music provider, states that with their service, “there are no limits to the amount of music you can listen to. Just help yourself to whatever you want, whenever you want it.” Eek! Sounds a bit overwhelming. So, are our eardrums just about ready to combust in music overload?
Continue reading What Does More Music Availability Mean For the Artist?