When they’re not making those of us in the northeast jealous with their “75 & Sunny” lifestyle in Burbank, TuneCore’s Publishing Administration office is busy landing placements, collecting royalties, licensing songs, supporting songwriters, and pitching to music supervisors. In short, they’re helping TuneCore Artists advance their careers & making sure they get paid! Take a look at the latest from this month:
TuneCore Music Publishing client Cedric Muhammad is a composer, world economist and the former manager of the legendary Wu Tang Clan. With a specific focus on music and economic politics on the African continent, Muhammad is a contributor to Forbes Magazine and has been published in the Wall Street Journal. As a composer, Muhammad’s latest single “My African Violet (East African Remix)” is a top radio track in Kenya and features reggae singer Christos along with the Kenyan rapper Khaligraph.
Erin “Syd” Sydney is an American singer, songwriter and record producer originally from Vermont. Sydney has been professionally active since the late 1990’s as a performer with Syd, Hotels & Highways and The Pullmen. Most recently as a record producer, Sydney has collaborated with the multi-Aria Award winner Mia Dyson.
TuneCore Music Publishing writer Christopher Greenwood, who goes by the stage name Manafest, is a rapper and rock musician from Ontario, Canada. First noticed in 1998 by fellow TuneCore client Trevor McNevan of the rock band Thousand Foot Krutch, Greenwood has gone on to earn four Dove Awards nominations and two Juno Awardsnominations for his work.
SYNC & CREATIVE
In addition to our Sync & Master Licensing Database, our creative staff continuously works to place TuneCore administered copyrights across all multi-media. Recent pitches include music for the upcoming ABC Family show Stitchers, Extant season 2 on CBS, broadcast commercials for an online fashion subscription service and a high-profile video game trailer.
RECENT LICENSES & PLACEMENTS
|VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live
“Call My Name”
Writer: Dana Johnson
Artist: Avery Sunshine
|NCIS: New Orleans
Writer: Deandre Way
Artist: Soulja Boy
|Xbox Forza Horizon 2
Writer: Stephen Swartz
Artist: Stephen Swartz (featuring Joni Fatora)
IN THE NEWS
TuneCore stays current on industry news to make sure we’re the first to know how new legislation and deals will affect our writers. Here are links to recent articles you need to know about: