Latest News From TuneCore Publishing

July 16, 2015

This summer sure is flying by! But as always, our team in Burbank, CA has been working away at collecting songwriter royalties and pitching on behalf of our TuneCore Publishing Administration Artists. Check out this month’s songwriter highlights, pitches and placements/licenses below.


TuneCore Music Publishing is thrilled to be working with raw blues/roots musician, Xavier Dphrepaulezz, known by his stage name, Fantastic Negrito. After suffering through a disastrous record deal and recovering from a near fatal car accident, the resilient musician has penned his unique experience of “making it” and losing it all on his self-titled EP.

This past January, Fantastic Negrito defeated thousands of entries to win the NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert Contest with the submission of his song, “Lost in a Crowd”, performed in a freight elevator in his native Oakland, CA.

His upcoming July 24th release, Fantastic Negrito Deluxe EP, features two preFantastic Negritoviously unreleased songs as well as every song from the original self-titled EP. Also included is the single, “An Honest Man”, which was selected as the theme song for the Amazon original drama, Hand of God. Fantastic Negrito has several summer tour dates planned including a stop at Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco.

Kansas raised and New York based singer-songwriter, Katie Buchanan, released her newest album and third release administered by TuneCore Music Publishing, Glow, earlier this year. Drawing from influences such as Fiona Apple and John Mayer, Buchanan pushes the confines of the singer-songwriter genre by creating her own unique style of folk/pop and blues inspired music.

Buchanan’s vocal and instrumental skill paired with her ability to write poKatie Buchananwerful, emotional songs gives this musician an invaluable edge. With this array of talent, it’s not surprising that the entirety of Glow was written, produced, and performed by Buchanan. Additionally, her music has been featured on sites like No Depression and Guitar World Magazine.


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 Beyond Deceit starring Josh Duhamel, several TV shows including Unforgettable and Damien, and sports programs like NASCAR on Fox.


Dancing WIth The Stars

Dancing With The Stars
“Hey Pachuco”
Writer: Eddie Nichols
Artist: Royal Crown Revue

Double Daddy

Double Daddy
“Butcher in the Sky”
Writer: David Jones
Artist: David Thomas Jones

NHL Playoffs Promotion

NHL Playoff Promos
“The City Surf”
Writer: Jamin Winans
Artist: Jamin Winans


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:

How to Make Money with Your Music on YouTube

SESAC Buys the Harry Fox Agency


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