Beginner’s Guide to Self-Releasing Music

[Editors Note:The following is an installment in our series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In an attempt to offer new insight and educational content for independent artists, we’re excited to give these music industry professionals of the future a journalistic platform. This piece speaks to the process […]

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Avoid Dead Ends: 6 Tips For Successful Touring as an Independent Artist

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.] If you were to survey one hundred independent musicians who have spent at least a full year touring, I’m willing to bet that at least 75 of them are going to say the experience did not live up to their expectations. Touring is arduous, it’s difficult […]

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3 Ways To Bust Through Procrastination

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] More often than not we procrastinate when we’re afraid of an outcome. That’s why we can go and go and go, but when the end is in sight, we slow down; are we ready for what’s to come? Even when we’re excited about an outcome, there’s always […]

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Make a Big Impact by Tapping Into Local Promotional Opportunities

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea G. Ira.] These days, no matter how big or small your fanbase, all musicians are international artists. Social media gives you the power to connect with music fans all over the world and reach people on the other side of the planet who may not even speak […]

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5 Things To Think About Before Your Next Photo Shoot

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. As a music journalist who regularly deals with photo assets, Hugh offers advice to artists that’ll make things easier on them and the folks they pitch to. Next month, he’ll break down what you can feel free to skip.] When you set up your next photo […]

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Getting What You Want – Without Burning Bridges

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] Have you ever felt taken advantage of by your boss, but you struggle to speak up, afraid to bite the hand that feeds you? What about being in a band where other members aren’t respecting what you have to say, but speaking up feels like you’ll […]

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Why Writing Songs Everyday Can Make You a Better Songwriter

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Read his piece on the benefits of collaborative songwriting from last month, too!] Songwriting is simultaneously extremely fun and terrifying. You may feel you have so much you want to say and so many emotions you’d like to express…but where does one even begin? Too many […]

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Carla Brown of Tapes Talks Navigating the UK Music Scene [Interview]

Every music scene needs networking, support, and engagement to survive. From zines to message boards, there’s always been a desire to have a platform that allows members of particular scenes to collaborate, connect and share music. TuneCore’s partner, Tapes, is a UK-based digital platform for hip hop artists. With the mission to “empower, develop and […]

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6 Ways To Optimize Your Instagram Page

[Editors Note:This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Read his recent Instagram-focused pieces on tips for better fan engagement, overall best practices and using Stories!] As everyone hopefully knows by now, Instagram is hugely important when it comes to getting your name out there, making big announcements (like new music and upcoming tours), and it’s one of […]

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4 Essentials of Self-Management

[Editors Note:The following is an installment in our series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In an attempt to offer new insight and educational content for independent artists, we’re excited to give these music industry professionals of the future a journalistic platform. This piece speaks to the process […]

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