TuneCore Social: Revisiting Our Interview With I Fight Dragons

With the recent launch of our brand new social media marketing tool, TuneCore Social, we’re re-sharing some of our favorite articles/interviews in which TuneCore Artists and members of the music industry dive into the importance of social, what kind of habits to avoid, and how to make it work for your music career. Remember – if […]

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How To Tap Into the College Music Market

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post from our friends at IndieU, an online music platform that connects independent musicians to colleges and college students across the nation. Learn more about what IndieU has to offer independent artists at the bottom of this article!]   Radiohead. Queen. Vampire Weekend. John Legend. These are just a handful of the high-profile stars […]

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Top 10 Keys to Success For Independent Hip Hop Artists

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Hao Nguyen and it originally appeared on Stop The Breaks, a digital marketing and promotion platform focused on showcasing independent hip-hop artists.] The independent route is a tough, long grind, no doubt about it. People look at the top independent hip hop artists in the game today like Tech N9ne, Nipsey Hussle […]

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Local Publicity: How To Maximize Events & Releases in Your Own Backyard

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Fiona Bloom, publicist and founder of The Bloom Effect. Prior to running her own business, Fiona has overseen many careers including her time at EMI Records where she ran marketing campaigns for Digable Planets,  Gang Starr, Shara Nelson, The Solsonics, Eternal and others.] Artists are so concerned with the big picture […]

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10 Kinds of YouTube Singles to Reach Fans

[Editor’s Note: This blog is written by Jesse Elmore and was originally featured on Hear The Music.] A good number of successful musicians’ careers are built upon hitting it big with a great single song. In today’s world of Spotify, YouTube, and iTunes the single has never been more important. The technology available to musicians today is incredible. Recording […]

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6 Essential Tools for Indie Artists

By W. Tyler Allen Being a DIY musician in today’s industry requires, work and hustle — but it’s possible. Straight up, it’s completely possible to become a successful independent artist in today’s digital landscape. How exciting is that?! You can make it, but like any profession or task, you need tools. Throughout my career working […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Local Shows More Successful

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by David McMillin, singer, songwriter and frontman of Fort Frances (check out their latest release, “Alio“). He holds several songwriting awards and has helped to soundtrack shows on PBS, NBC and The CW.] Every band wants to experience the glory of the road—seeing new towns, meeting new people and feeling the thrill of a […]

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10 Ways to Book More House Concerts

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Joy Ike and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog. Joy is a Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter and the founder of the music business centered blog Grassrootsy.] House concerts: everybody loves them, but most artists don’t know how to get them. They are the most-coveted type of gigs for singer/songwriters and acoustic […]

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Why Cover Songs Are Great for Indie Artists – When Done Right!

The term ‘cover song’ evokes various feelings from music fans and creators alike. Say you head out to a bar or restaurant with friends only to find the night’s entertainment is a cover band of some sort – while the snobbier music fans may roll their eyes, for a majority of patrons it means one thing: […]

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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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