Approved For All Audiences: How To Make Sure Your Content Doesn’t Get Rejected
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by TuneCore’s own Tori Leche. Tori is the Lead Agent on our Content Review and Administration team. This article was originally posted on Hypebot.] Independent artists who want to get their releases on streaming platforms often don’t realize that some very simple mistakes could mean that listeners don’t hear […]View Post
Mastering Your Merch – Merch Basics [Part 1]
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Vanessa Ferrer, owner of Merch Cat. Be sure to check out next week’s second installment that covers ‘Merch Strategy’!] Merch is serious business if you want to sustain a career as an artist in today’s music world – it’s a surefire way to put funds in your pocket […]View Post
Understanding Your Finances As an Artist
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] It can be overwhelming for anyone to begin to understand and organize their finances. For creatives, who are already working from a “scarcity mindset” when it comes to money (that voice inside that tells us we can’t have a career doing what we love without struggling […]View Post
Should You Master for Different Digital Platforms?
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by our friends at Sweetwater.] Your mix is slammin’, your band is smilin’, and you’re putting the final sheen on your final FINALmaster before you hand it off to TuneCore for distribution. There’s only one problem: the target loudness you used is YouTube’s, not Tidal’s, and your song may […]View Post
What Makes a Song Catchy?
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Hunter Farris and originally appeared on Flypaper – the Soundfly Blog.] “Why do we like the music we like?” That has been the overarching question of all of my musical studies for the past few years. I’m constantly seeking to figure out why some songs just stand out […]View Post
Is Songwriting a Talent or a Skill?
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Shaun Letang, founder of Music Industry How-To. MIHT is a resource for musicians and music industry professionals.] At times, you’ll be tempted to look over at your neighbor and wonder how it is that they’re able to write so many incredible songs. “They must be naturally gifted”, you […]View Post
Creating Community Within Your Fan Base
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] Back in 2014, there was something worth setting my alarm for every Thursday at 6am. There was a purpose behind that extra little spring in my step, the way I smiled as I got ready, and rushed out the door around 7:30am. I was living in […]View Post
Why Physical Promotion and Release Formats Still Matter
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] In 2019, it’s tempting for musicians to put all of their promotion efforts into things that are purely digital, like targeted internet ads and sleek social media strategies. Conventional music industry wisdom states that investing money in things like CDs, posters, vinyl records, shirts, and stickers […]View Post