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New Music Friday: Best of 2015!

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. Below is a round-up of TuneCore releases that did particularly well in 2015 – just in case you need some catching up!

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Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

Pop, Hip Hop/Rap

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Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors
Singer/Songwriter, Folk

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Angels (feat. Saba)
Chance The Rapper
Hip Hop/Rap

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Be Here Now
Alternative, Electronic

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Trent Dabbs
Singer/Songwriter, Folk

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Love / Idleness
Alternative, Pop

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Liza Anne

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Black Coast
Alternative, Pop

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Sisters and Brothers
The Vespers

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Eucalyptus EP
Matt Costa
Folk, Alternative

Event Recap: TuneCore Live at Bardot, 8/21

Right after we celebrated the launch of TuneCore Live Brooklyn, we packed it up and headed to where it all began: Bardot Hollywood, home to TuneCore Live each and every month since January!

Our friends from Swisher SweetsMirrored Media and CeleBuzz joined along to make the night extra special. LA show-goers were given the opportunity to attend a weekend TuneCore Live showcase for the first time ever, and boy were they in for a treat!

Up first was Phoebe Bridgers, the indie-folk heroine who held the stage down with just a drummer. Phoebe wowed the crowd with cuts from her latest release, Killer.

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Continuing the trend of a stripped down performances, Matt Costa brought his delightful brand of singer/songwriter folk to an attentive audience. Costa’s solo set helped complement the personal and intimate lounge-vibe that Phoebe helped lead us into.

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Rounding off the evening was Casey Hurt, who switched things up a bit by bringing a full 4-piece backing band onstage. Grooving through soulful, bluesy cuts, Hurt and his band of well-dressed mates made for the perfect end to a night of great live indie music.
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Thanks to everyone who made it out! We’ll be continuing the tradition on September 19th at Bardot – hit our TuneCore Live Facebook page to RSVP. Be sure to browse through our photo gallery below for more footage of a dope night:


Artist Breakdown: TuneCore Live at Bardot 8/21

While we were thrilled to announce the inaugural TuneCore Live Brooklyn, you didn’t think we were abandoning our 2015 post at the lovely Bardot in Hollywood, did you?! We’re back and at it this Friday, August 21st with the help of our buddies Swisher Sweets and CeleBuzz.

Per usual, the event is 21+, free and doors are at 8pm. And per usual, this thing is gonna fill up, so get there early! We’ll be serving up drinks, dancing and, of course, awesome independent music from the TuneCore artist community. Tune in and learn more about this month’s line-up below, and once you’re done having your mind blown, head over to our Facebook Event to RSVP!

Phoebe Bridgers

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Getting your EP recorded and being compared to Bob Dylan by Ryan Adams aren’t things that every indie artist gets the chance to brag about. TuneCore Artist Phoebe Bridgers can claim both! The indie-folk singer has been impressing many with her latest beautiful collection of songs, Killer, which was released on Adams’ Pax-Am imprint. Be sure to hear the title track from that EP below.

TuneCore has helped build a community of musicians that otherwise wouldn’t be able to distribute their music in a way that suits them creatively. I’m stoked to be a part of it.

Matt Costa

Southern California-native Matt Costa was an injury away from going pro as a skateboarder before even turning 20. Having taught himself as a teen, he began releasing EPs and albums, soon finding himself supporting huge artists like Modest Mouse and Oasis, hitting major festivals like Coachella, and even landing a track on the smash film ‘I Love You, Man’! Matt writes and records thoughtful folk tunes, and you can hear a track from his latest EP, Cat Mosta, (via TuneCore), below.

Casey Hurt

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Having originally followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Casey Hurt is an ex-baptist preacher who began playing guitar in the very church he grew up in. Since leaving the church behind him, he’s gone on to win the ISC International Songwriting Competition for the blues and has had sync placements in shows such as ‘Criminal Minds’, ‘Parenthood’, and ‘Pretty Little Liars’. Hurt has an exciting new voice and you can hear it on his song “Mary Mary” below.

TuneCore has played a huge part in my musical career. They’ve given me a chance to send my music all across the world. To reach fans I never thought I could. I’ve always felt like TuneCore had my back and could keep up with whatever the next step was in my musical career.

If you’re a Spotify user and you wanna keep up with our event series, follow our awesome TuneCore Live Spotify Playlist! It’ll be updated with artists playing our events, trending tracks, and new TuneCore releases.

New Music Tuesday: Feb. 24, 2015

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?


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Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line

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The Movie Remixed
Hip Hop/Rap, Electronic

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The Hollow


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Blush EP

Pop, Electronic

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Little Brother is Watching

Rock, Alternative

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Not Alone
Bread of Stone

Christian/Gospel, Pop

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Rob Bailey & the Hustle Standard
Alternative, Electronic

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Eucalyptus EP
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Folk, Alternative

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Secret Rockstar
Mister Chase


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Karma Generator


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Young Bride

Alternative, Pop