Every month we give you the inside scoop from our sunny Burbank, CA office where the TuneCore Publishing Administration team is hard at work securing placements and making sure our TuneCore Artists are getting ALL the royalties entitled to them. Check out what’s happening in the world of publishing and see why it pays (literally) to be a TuneCore Publishing Administration Artist!

SONGWRITER HIGHLIGHTS

Lenny Macaluso is a classic songwriter with featured works in Boogie Nights, Kickboxer, and cult classic Star Wars satire, Spaceballs. The Philly-bred maestro began his career as guitarist/music director for Tina Turner and continues to have songs placed by the TuneCore Creative team in projects such as MTV’s Lenny Macaluso
 Ridiculousness and Fantasy Factory. More recently, in the months following the Boston Marathon tragedy, Macaluso teamed up with longtime collaborator Stan Bush on an inspirational rallying cry for the resilient American way of life titled “Unstoppable”.

TuneCore Music Publishing is thrilled to be involved in the budding career of Johnny Hwin and Brodie Jenkins who together form Cathedrals. The duo pens epic dream pop anthems and have seenJohnny Hwin and Brodie Jenkins consecutive singles skyrocket to the top of Hype Machine’s no remix list. After releasing their debut self-titled EP, securing multiple sync licenses and signing with the power house Neon Gold Records in 2014, Hwin and Jenkins are well on their way to indie-pop superstardom.

Sam Outlaw, self-described neo-traditionalist country writer,  creates original music that seeks to capture the spirit of the classic country music he learned from his favorite singers: George Jones, Sam OutlawWillie Nelson, Gene Watson, Don Williams, Keith Whitley, Dwight Yoakam, etc. After Outlaw earned a slot at The Stagecoach Festival in the Coachella Valley, he spent the summer writing for his upcoming full-length album, Angeleno, produced by music legend Ry Cooder (Buena Vista Social Club, Neil Young, Taj Mahal). Outlaw will also perform at the TuneCore Live: LA event on March 31.

SYNCH & CREATIVE

In addition to our Sync & Master Licensing Database, our creative team continuously works to place TuneCore administered copyrights across all visual media. Recent pitches include music for the upcoming TV pilot Lucifermultiple Lifetime TV movies, promos for The Brink on HBO and several broadcasts for Fox Sports.

RECENT LICENSES & PLACEMENTS

saulBetter Call Saul
“Milestones”
Writer: Jasper Wijnands
Artist: Shook
BonesBones
“Close Your Eyes” 
Writer: Jesse Cafiero
Artist: Split Screens
foreverForever
“Fascination For You”
Writer: Darron Grose
Artist: John Turk

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:

bmi_ascapDOJ Holds Hearing on Consent Decreesthat Govern ASCAP & BMI  

C         A Cheat Sheet For Copyright Reforms

edit_logoArtists Taking Center Stage: TuneCore Announces 2015 Initiative To Further Support Artist Visibility 


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