Music Sampling: Breaking Down the Basics

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Justin is an entertainment and media attorney in New York City. He also runs Label 55 and teaches music business at the Institute of Audio Research.] With advancing technology and the development of new digital musical techniques, it has become even easier for […]

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A Musician's Basic Guide to Business Entities and Taxes

[Editors Note: This guide is written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq., a New York City-based entertainment and media lawyer, (therefore this article does pertain to New York State law). Read his last equally helpful piece on the TuneCore Blog about songwriter split sheets!] As an individual embarks on their chosen journey, a career in music and in […]

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UK Artists: 4 Tips For Getting Your Music Heard

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog, written by Louise Dodgson, Editor at The Unsigned Guide, an online music industry directory. Since 2003 The Unsigned Guide has been used by emerging bands, artists, producers and music managers to search over 8,500 UK music contacts across 50 sectors of the industry.] So, you’ve recorded some great tracks and now it’s […]

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Two Monitoring Tips For Mixing in the Home Studio

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written exclusively for us by Scott Wiggins, founder of The Recording Solution, a website dedicated to helping producers, engineers and artists make better music from their home studios.] I’m sure you’ve heard or read in audio forums, or books from professional engineers that you need the BEST monitoring or listening environment […]

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iTunes Holiday 2015 Delays & Closures – Plan Ahead!

You read that right, folks! We’re already approaching the holiday season, and once again we’re here to remind you that it’s imperative to be prepared if you’re planning on distributing music during November and December. Like many of us, our pals at iTunes and other digital store partners take time off during the holiday, resulting in […]

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Making That First Sale: 5 TuneCore Artists Sound Off

By Dwight Brown & Kevin Cornell Jay Z, The Civil Wars, Nine Inch Nails, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Sara Bareilles, La Santana Cecilia, Joan Jett, Hunter Hayes, Boyce Avenue… What do they all have in common, besides having had their music distributed by TuneCore at some point?  They all had to sell their first single or […]

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How Your SoundCloud Upload + Digital Distribution Can Work Together

Op-Ed piece by Kevin Cornell If your music is only available on SoundCloud, you should see iTunes, Spotify, and Deezer as parallel avenues of promotion for your latest projects. If you’ve distributed to these stores and haven’t uploaded to SoundCloud yet, now’s the time to jump on it. Think of it like you would think of […]

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6 Tips To Get Your Music To Go Live In Stores

By Dwight Brown You recorded your music. You mixed it. You mastered it.  Now you want it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music… and the sooner the better. Can you go from your creative process to music sales in an instant? Not quite. But you can put time on your side if you think […]

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How TuneCore Artists Are Using iTunes & Google Play Pre-Orders to Their Benefit

You already know TuneCore is your go-to resource for getting your music live worldwide in 150+ stores online, but what you may have overlooked was the option to set up a pre-order for your latest release on iTunes and Google Play. These two popular stores allow artists to put their album, single or EP available […]

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To Stream, or Not To Stream – That Is the Question

By Dwight Brown Whether ’tis nobler in the mind of TuneCore artists to suffer  the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune—or to prosper… Streaming is about as controversial as climate change. It’s easy to take a side, but does your side support the facts or what artists are actually experiencing? Fellow TuneCore artists explore the […]

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