3 Ways To Handle Rejection & Take Action

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.]   The other day I stared at my computer, watching a cursor blink on a blank page in Microsoft Word for a solid 20 minutes. Have you ever experienced that? You set out to write a quick note and you just. can’t. get. the. words. out? […]

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How TuneCore Is Matching Indie Artists With Industry Veterans

If you’re an independent creator – whether it’s as a band/artist, songwriter or producer – you’ve likely heard just about everything when it comes to the importance of networking and getting involved in your scene. But what if this whole ‘networking’ thing IS actually that important? Here on the TuneCore Blog, we’re always looking for […]

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When Is It Time To Hire a Publicist?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   You know that feeling you get when you’ve just completed your latest project and you can’t wait to share it with the world? When you know for sure, without a doubt this might just be the greatest thing you’ve ever created? That is a sign […]

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How To Discover & Monetize Your International Audience

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea G. Ira.]   As musicians, we’re usually focused on our home base when it comes to developing an audience. You grind the local venues, play with local bands, and work to expand to nearby cities. After all, the local fans are the ones who will regularly come […]

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4 Downsides of Releasing an EP

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre and is a follow-up to “5 Benefits Associated With Releasing an EP” – for a well-rounded viewpoint on EP release strategy, head on over and check it out after you read this installment!]   In a post that went up last week on this the TuneCore […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Go Into Debt Over Your Music

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.]   The phrase “it takes money to make money” applies to lots of ventures, and music is no exception. But while it might be tempting to put the tab for your next album or tour on your credit card, you might want to think twice about […]

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5 Benefits Associated With Releasing an EP

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. For the second installment, which focuses on some of the downsides of releasing an EP, click here!]   When it comes to recording and releasing new music, the focus seems to has traditionally been on ‘the album’. Fans have always asked when ‘the next album’ will […]

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25 Ways to Get Your Fans to Take Action

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.]   With so many ads filling up your fans’ newsfeeds it can feel almost impossible to get – let alone keep – anyone’s attention these days. What’s important to remember is that it’s less about trying to stand out above the noise and more about demanding […]

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How to Build a Buzz on Spotify

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.]   The idea that streaming services, and in particular Spotify, are integral to a successful music marketing campaign no longer comes as a surprise to anyone who has been following the industry for the past few years. For a lot of artists, the idea of getting […]

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The #1 Music Theory Technique to Help Improve Your Live Sound

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea G. Ira.]   Music theory is something that’s associated with boring lectures filled with outdated examples, and endless exercises lacking any practical application. For that reason, a lot of musicians skip it, opting to learn by ear or figure things out themselves. But here’s the thing – […]

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