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Event Recap: TuneCore Live at Bardot, 3/31

It’s hard to believe we’re already in April, and maybe even harder to believe that we’ve now held four awesome, packed-to-the-hilt TuneCore Live events. But you better believe it! While performers from the January/February shows at Bardot and our TuneCore Live Austin SXSW party have ranged in genre from synth-pop and electro-indie to hip hop and straight ahead rock, our most recent bill featured artists who geared towards the singer/songwriter scene, with hints of Americana, folk and country sprinkled in.

As always, a big thanks is in order to our sponsors Mirrored Media and Swisher Sweets, who were there to mix and mingle with attendees, handing out swag and enjoying the music. CraveOnline did an excellent job at capturing the night on film for us and provided a great highlight reel of interviews with the performers below:

Kicking off the night’s festivities was Sam Outlaw, who brought a spectacular full band to give the audience the full experience of his ‘SoCal Country’-sound. We enjoyed songs from last year’s self-titled EP as well as teasers from his upcoming release, Angeleno.


Up next was the talented George Byrne and his band. Through his songs, Byrne shared his journey of packing up his things in his hometown of Sydney, Australia and heading an ocean away to Los Angeles.


Capping off our night was an energetic performance from Alexander Cardinale. With the crowd Cardinale shared his brand of sentimental, carefree, folk-tinged pop that delighted all in attendance.


To make things even cooler, we had Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of DAWES bringing their tastes to the DJ booth for all to enjoy between sets!

Check out more photos from the event in the gallery below! Couldn’t make this one? No sweat! We’ll have another awesome TuneCore Live show at Bardot on Wednesday, April 29th – come hang out with us!

TuneCore Live Artist Breakdown: Sam Outlaw, Alexander Cardinale, & George Byrne

Riding high off our TuneCore Live Austin party during SXSW, we’re psyched to keep the momentum rolling with tomorrow night’s return to the Bardot in Hollywood! This week’s TuneCore Live event aims to highlight three TuneCore Artists with more of a folky and country vibe – the perfect soundtrack for a cool late-March evening in Los Angeles!

With the help of Swisher Sweets, CraveOnline and Mirrored Media, we’ve invited Sam Outlaw, Alexander Cardinale, and George Byrne to share the stage for a night of music, drinks, and fun. We’re also excited to announce that Griffin and Taylor of Dawes will be contributing a surprise DJ set! If you’re a LA-based TuneCore Artist, we wanna see you come out – our LA staff and sponsors will be on the ground to hang out, talk about your future, and answer questions. The event is FREE tomorrow, March 31, and begins at 8pm at Bardot. Keep in mind that the past two Bardot events have hit capacity, so you may want to hop over early!

So scroll on down to hear and learn more about this month’s awesome line-up and see how they have leaned on TuneCore during their musical journeys:

Sam Outlaw is not actually a felon. Rather, he’s a South Dakota-raised independent country artist based in Los Angeles, (‘Outlaw’ is in fact his mother’s maiden name). Sam Outlaw is relatively new to Southern California’s music scene, but with 2014-15 resulting in two well received music videos and a series of single/EP releases distributed via TuneCore, he’s well on his way!
“TuneCore has been a huge part of my 2014/2015 story. They’ve always been my solution for digital distribution of my music and now with TuneCore as my publishing admin team, they’ve helped me get three song syncs. These syncs have provided me money to live and breathe and finish my album. I couldn’t be more thankful for their support.”

Australian-born, LA-based artist George Byrne has a penchant for playing folky, country-laced Americana, but that doesn’t stop him from channeling influences ranging from early 90’s indie staples to classic rock giants like Pink Floyd. Check out his latest single below, distributed via TuneCore.

“Musically, for me personally [being independent] means being severely restricted in terms of the size and scope of what I’m able to achieve as an artist but also completely free and not answering to anyone about what I release and when. There are pros and cons. [TuneCore] has been a huge help in promoting the product.”

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Singer/songwriter Alexander “Xander” Cardinale writes and performs thoughtful, contagious pop songs that, on top of generating radio spins, have been licensed for numerous popular television shows like “One Tree Hill” and “90210”. In fact, in 2015 alone Cardinale has secured one of his latest songs, “Made For You”, a spot on the hit NBC program “The Mysteries of Laura”!

“I think it’s become black and white, the way we define indie from major. Because seemingly you are signed to a major label or you are an independent artist. The real answer is that there are myriad different ways to be an independent artist. There’s such a large grey area between indie and major. To me, it’s a badge I don’t wear willingly, because although I’m not signed to a major label, I plan to be just as competitive.  Short and sweet, TuneCore has been my only distributor as long as I’ve been an artist distributing music – they’ve been a big help and very supportive!”

#TCVideoFriday: Feb. 27, 2015

Happy Friday! To cap off the last Friday in February, we’re serving up another round-up of TuneCore Artist videos for your enjoyment! Watch ’em on the job, watch ’em at home, just…refrain from watching ’em while driving.

Kingslynn, “Dreamer”

Alexander Cardinale, “Made For You”

Jhonny Presley, “The Stars”

The Sherlocks, “Live For the Moment”

Phoebe Ryan, “Mine”

Bars and Melody, “Keep Smiling”

Bright City, “Colour”

MattyB, “Turn Up the Track”

Rong ‘Rollin’ Wang “Chick Chick”

Okirike, “Turn Up 4 Love”