Booking & Performing Tips From Talent Buyers & Venue Managers

In honor of the first annual U.S. Independent Venue week a while back, we reached out to some bookers, promoters, talent buyers and venue managers to find out more about what indie artists could be doing to get better at DIY booking, what to consider when playing new venues or touring, and what talent buyers […]

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Get Book Smart: 7 Tips for Booking Better Shows

By Stephen Babcock

You learned to play an instrument, wrote some songs, and now you’re ready to share those songs with the world.  So, how do you take the next step and book a show?  I hope this post can serve as a guide to help artists just getting started, as well as those who may have some previous experience, but need a little extra advice to land that great gig…

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Get Out of Your House & Into Theirs – Booking a House Concert Tour

By Mikey Wax

Hey TuneCore friends – My name is Mikey Wax, and I’m a singer/songwriter from Long Island, NY. I’ve released two full length albums, and have been successfully touring for the past few years. After releasing my first album at the end of ’08, I built a small but promising fan base through word-of-mouth on social media sites. From that, I was able to sign with a small booking agency at the time who got me on a couple tours, but the relationship wasn’t right and soon parted ways. That’s when I was forced to think outside-the-box and find other ways to gain more fans.  It turns out that losing my agent was actually one of the best things for moving my career forward, as it was then that I came up with the idea of booking house concerts…

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UNLIMITED GUIDES: RELEASE PLANNING 101

TuneCore went Unlimited to give independent artists worldwide total creative freedom and limitless opportunities with every release. Your fans want unlimited new music, and we’re here to set you up for success as you navigate the distribution process– from start to finish– across the world’s most popular Digital Stores & Social Platforms.  Social media giants […]

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Keychange: Gender Equality Hub

GENDER EQUALITY HUB meet the MENTORS MASTER CLASSES 1-on-1 mentoring Reception & Awards Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Keychange is the international initiative whose mission is to transform the music industry by achieving parity for women and gender minorities across festivals and organizations.We are proud to introduce the ‘Gender Equality […]

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TUNECORE TUESDAYS: BRENT MORGAN

We’re back with another installation of our latest series, TuneCore Tuesdays, which aims to highlight artists and other music professionals who are writing, recording, and hustling on their own terms. By showcasing creatives doing it their way all over the globe, TuneCore Tuesdays aims to empower and inspire our diverse community of artists.  This week […]

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Why The Popularity of Live-Streamed Concerts is Here to Stay

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] Nothing like 2020 has been usual for the world, and the music industry hasn’t been an exception. By now, we’ve all grown accustomed to the mass cancelation of in-person events like festivals, shows at venues, and even local open-mic nights, but it’s important to remember just […]

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The Don’ts of Building an EPK

[Editors Note: This article is part two of the series, “The Do’s and Dont’s of Building an EPK by Hugh McIntyre. Be sure to read part one here.] When you’re creating your EPK (electronic press kit, for those not familiar with the acronym), or any promotional materials, for that matter, there are a lot of […]

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The Dos of Making Your EPK

[Editors Note: this article was written by Hugh McIntyre– stay tuned for part two, “The Don’ts of Making Your EPK”.] Some musicians feel that in 2020, an EPK (electronic press kit) is unnecessary…but for the most part, they’re incorrect. Sure, your fans and those in the industry can usually find most of the information they […]

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Unbabel Partners with TuneCore for Global Multilingual Support to Empower Independent Artists

Unbabel helps leading independent digital music distributor boost SLAs, customer satisfaction scores while scaling dramatically TuneCore pays artists 100% of their revenue earned from streaming and store partners  Unbabel for Zendesk reduces response times by weeks San Francisco, CA and Brooklyn, NY—December 15, 2020—Unbabel, the AI-powered, human-refined translation platform that enables multilingual customer service at […]

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