INTERVIEW: Fanburst Seeks To Offer Independent Artists More Streaming Options

While it’s known among our artist community that getting your music in stores and streaming platforms like Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play has never been easier. But of course there are other platforms that don’t require typical digital distribution, such as Soundcloud and Bandcamp, allowing artists to host and share their music either for […]

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Interview: Royal Bliss Continues to Offer Truth After 18 Years

Five-piece rock band Royal Bliss stepped out of the garage and onto the stage while most folks their age were headed to the dorms. Based in Salt Lake City, they crafted their sound, spinning and weaving influences along the way, and just put out their ninth release in June, an EP titled The Truth. From recording disasters to […]

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Interview: Ron Pope on "One Way Ticket" Doc, New Band & More

If you’ve been a reader of this blog (or a TuneCore Artist) for a little while, you may be familiar with singer/songwriter Ron Pope’s impressive independent music career. To catch you up, Ron went from performing his songs as a busker in New York City subways to touring the world over several years without the help […]

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Interview: Jessie James Decker on Her Holiday Release

Jessie James Decker stays busy. She’s a burgeoning country music star who tours and records for an ever-growing fan base, is mom to two children and married to NFL wide receiver Eric Decker, and was cast on two different reality TV shows (Eric & Jessie: Game On and Redneck Island)! While not all independent artists are expected to juggle […]

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Cam Meekins on Starting His Own Label, Raising Money for Suicide Prevention

Boston-based MC and producer Cam Meekins has gained a lot of music industry experience in a short amount of time. By 2012 he had dropped his third mixtape, signed a deal with Atlantic, and racked up over a million YouTube views. While Cam used TuneCore to distribute prior to his signing, we were psyched to have […]

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Artist Management Series: Paul Steele

In the finale of our Artist Management Interview Series, we chatted with music industry vet Paul Steele, founder and CEO of Good Time, Inc. Paul has been working with artists in some capacity for about 15 years, getting his feet wet in college. Handling management for Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Judah and the Lion, Ellie […]

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Artist Management Series: Mark McLewee

We’re back with the second installment of our Artist Management Series, where we’ve been talking with current managers of independent artists about their day-to-day roles and responsibilities, how their coveted position has changed over the years, and the lessons and misconceptions they’ve encountered. Last week you got to learn about Vanessa Magos at New Torch Entertainment, and […]

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Artist Management Series: Vanessa Magos

Like almost everything in the music industry over the years, the role of artist managers has changed. As independent artists gain more traction and power, there’s more at stake and more responsibility. All of this translates to the need for business development in pushing an artist’s career forward. And that means being on-call, setting expectations, negotiating deals […]

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Interview: Emily Fullerton on Balancing College & a Career in Music

TuneCore Artists come in all shapes and sizes: from hobbyists to full-time touring musicians, singer/songwriters and MCs to indie rockers and classical pianists. No matter how they differ, each is leading their own unique musical journey with ups and downs, struggles and opportunities. We do our best to offer a platform for different TuneCore Artists to […]

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Statik Selektah Talks SiriusXM Radio

Statik Selektah is more than just the host of ShowOff Radio (which he shares a name with his label) on Eminem’s Shade 45 SiriusXM station each Thursday night. He’s an accomplished producer and DJ, bringing back the classic boom-bap sounds of iconic 90s hip hop and providing beats for up-and-coming and veteran artists alike. His ability […]

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