HAMBURG, 20 August, 2020 – TuneCore, the leading global independent distribution company belonging to parent company Believe, has entered into a partnership with online music magazine Hiphop.de. As part of the agreement, each month TuneCore and Hiphop.de will give new and upcoming artists a platform for their music with an online competition where the winner will be awarded by both TuneCore and Hiphop.de. The winning artist will have their songs distributed by TuneCore, where artists receive 100% of sales revenue from their music, and will also be featured on Hiphop.de. 

Beginning in August, users will be able to submit entries on Hiphop.de’s “Upcoming” page (www.hiphop.de/upcoming) with the editorial board selecting the top six entries. Hiphop.de visitors will then vote for a monthly winner of this section who will be awarded a coaching session with Head of TuneCore Germany Colin Schrinner, music distribution through TuneCore, and a story on Hiphop.de. 

TuneCore Germany will further support the upcoming artists with their newly launched local Instagram channel @tunecore.de. Elizabeth Agyeman, Social Media Manager, TuneCore Germany stated, “We are happy to be able to feature amazing Independent artists on our German Instagram channel and support the career of great DIY artists.” 

Within the booming HipHop scene, the pool of new talents is growing daily. Magazines like Hiphop.de receive endless requests from artists who will now have the chance to be discovered in the “Upcoming” section. The partnership will provide a unique opportunity for artists who are at the beginning of their music careers and are seeking to distribute their music worldwide. 

TuneCore distributes music at a low cost to all important platforms from Spotify and Apple Music to Tiktok, while artists keep 100% of their revenue and rights to their music. With approximately one million dollars paid out to artists daily, TuneCore is the leading DIY Distributor, and continues to expand its global reach. At TuneCore and Believe our mission is to best serve and develope Artists at all stages of their careers. German Artists who distribute their music through TuneCore have the exclusive opportunity to get noticed and signed by the A&R teams at Believe Germany and Groove Attack, a subsidiary label of Believe. 

“We are very excited to partner with Germany’s number one online HipHop Magazine and help Hip Hop artists take their careers to the next level. Our goal has been and always will be to give independent artists more power than ever to succeed in the music business,” said Schrinner.

“Everyone who participates in HipHop in an economic way should also think about the sustainable development of the culture as a whole. In our view it is essential to foster new artists and thereby contribute to the current dominating role which rap music plays. Therefore, we are very happy to have found a strong partner for our upcoming artist section. With TuneCore we can generate even more attention for even more artists,” commented Tobias “Toxik” Kargoll, Editor in Chief Hiphop.de. 

About TuneCore 

TuneCore is the global platform for independent musicians to build audiences and careers — with technology and services across distribution, publishing administration and a range of promotional services. TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, TikTok, Deezer, YouTube Music and more than 150 download and streaming stores worldwide, while retaining 100 percent of their sales revenue and rights for a low annual flat fee. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration assists songwriters by administering their compositions through licensing, registration, worldwide royalty collections, and placement opportunities in film, TV, commercials, video games and more. The TuneCore Artist Services portal offers a suite of tools and services that enable artists to promote their craft, connect with fans, and get their music heard. TuneCore, part of Believe, is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Austin, and global operations in the UK, Australia, Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, India, and Brazil. For additional information, please visit www.tunecore.com.de

About Believe 

Founded in 2005, believe is the worldwide leader in digital audio and video distribution for independent artists. It is by combining technological and artistic skills in the service of digital distribution that the Group has based its expertise and has quickly positioned itself as a new player in the music industry landscape. With more than 1,400 employees in 45 countries, the group distributes more than a third of the world’s digital music in volume and has achieved an average annual growth of 30% over the last ten years.  Believe’s mission can be summed up as: “Best serve and develop all artists with care, transparency, fairness, expertise and innovation, in all local markets around the world”. https://www.believemusic.com/

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