It’s been a stellar year for TuneCore Artists. Our artists were on iTunes top seller charts week after week, they competed on The Voice, garnered Grammy nominations and awards… the list goes on and on.
So, as we start to wind down and settle in to enjoy the holidays, let’s give a congratulations shout out to our spotlighted artists.
iTunes Chart Leaders* – Around the World, Across All Genres
> The Roots and Jack Johnson – “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Live from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)” is on the Holiday chart.
> The Jungle Giants – Learn to Exist debuted at #7 on the Australian Digital chart.
> The Voice alumnus Michelle Chamuel’s new song “Go Down Singing” hit the Top Ten on the Pop chart. She’a also in the Top 20 on iTunes Pop chart in Canada.
> Star of High School Musical, Ashley Tisdale, has a new song “You’re Always Here” that’s a Top 50 track on the Pop chart.
> The brand new group The Specktators are Top 5 on the Hip Hop chart.
> Chelsea Sorrell – #17 on iTunes Country Album chart.
> The Texas Tenors – You Should Dream is a Top 25 Country album.
> The Maine – new EP Imaginary Numbers hit Top 10 on the Alternative chart, Top 100 overall.
> On the Pop Top 200 Chart: Rebecca Black & Dave Days’ new single “Saturday” is a Top 200 song as well as Shane Dawson’s new single “The Christmas Life.”
> The Pretty Taking All Fades viral hit “Boss Ass Bitch,” is a Top 100 iTunes Hip Hop track.
> Twiggy Ramirez, Shooter Jennings, & Jamey Johnson’s new single “You Are my Sunshine” has been a Top 100 iTunes Country song since its release.
> N.A.S.A’s “Hide (Tropkillaz Remix)” is the #1 song on iTunes Electronic chart.
>“Viral Song” from Toby Turner & Tobuscus is a Top 5 Comedy track.
> Leading the Singer/Songwriter Charts: Ben Rector at #14 & #34, Boyce Avenue at #40, Gungor at #46, and Cody Canada at #50. Gale Franklin’s new single made the Top Ten chart.
> Soundtrack Charts – the release Pokémon X & Pokémon Y: Super Music Collection from GAME FREAK is in the Top Ten, Angry Birds Go! (Soundtrack) is in the Top 20. Jeff Williams‘ RWBY, Vol 1 is in the Top 50, and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams from the Despicable Me II soundtrack is a Top Ten Song.
* The rankings are from 12/12 -17, 2013.
eMusic Top 200 Albums of 2013
#46 Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities
#37 KA – The Night’s Gambit
#29 Holly Williams – The Highway
#15 Torres – Torres
More Commercial Music Placements
TuneCore Artists using our Music Publishing Administration service are getting some high-profile sync placements. Recent TuneCore administered compositions include Kinect Sports: Rivals video game – Person L, “Goodness Gracious;” and The Bag Man theatrical trailer – Mobley Band, “Witch Me Well.”
2014 Grammy Nominees
Pretty Lights, The National, Nine Inch Nails, Dailey & Vincent, Milk Carton Kids, Beth Nielsen Chapman,The Civil Wars, Steven Curtis Chapman
TuneCore Artists Sited as “Tops” and “Best”
> iTunes Best Albums of 2013: The Master Musicians of Jajouka, The Road to Jajouka
> NPR Top 2013 Albums: KA – The Night’s Gambit
> Spotify 2014 Top Artist Predictions: Jungle
> Spotify Top 10 Viral Tracks: Jamie Lynn Spears, Pentatonix
> American Music 2013 Top Airplay: Holly Williams – “the Highway” #10,” Drew Holcomb & Neighbors – “Good Light” #40
Whew! And this is just a sampling. Stay tuned for more “spotlights” in 2014. Also, keep us updated on what’s happening with your music!