5 Tips To Help Your Band Sell More Merch

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Patrick McGuire. Patrick is a writer, composer, and experienced touring musician based in Philadelphia.]   With the music industry reeling over increasingly poor record sales, artists are having to rely on ways other than selling their music to earn money more now than ever before. Band merchandise is proving […]

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How Exactly Do People Make Money on YouTube?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Hugh writes about music and the music industry and regularly contributes to Forbes, Sonicbids, and more.]   By now, everybody involved in music (and the internet, really) must be aware that there is money to be made on YouTube…but how is that done? How can somebody actually see their […]

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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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6 Tips For Selling Your CDs at Gigs

By Dwight Brown Selling CDs at gigs can be a cash cow. You’ve got a wide profit margin because the cost of CD Duplication is minimal compared to the price fans will pay for them. And, selling CDs gets your music out there to fans who will recommend your music. Tempt audiences at your performances, […]

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TuneCore Partners With TapInfluence: Helping Artists Connect With Brands

TuneCore is excited to announce a partnership with influencer marketing leader, TapInfluence, to give brand and agency marketers unprecedented access to the TuneCore Artist community for sponsored digital campaigns. The partnership will offer TuneCore Artists another channel to monetize their talents. TapInfluence is an influencer marketing platform used by the world’s best brands to identify and collaborate with […]

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TuneCore & MSCLVR Offer New Way to Make More Money

When you distribute your singles, EPs, and albums, iTunes is usually on the top of the destinations list right? And it should be – with a huge market share for downloads, iTunes is an international powerhouse in terms of giving fans access to your music. Once your music is live in iTunes, chances are you’re […]

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YouTube Announces New Artist-Friendly Features

If you’re an independent artist, the focus on marketing your music to your fan base and your efforts to reach new fans never ceases. YouTube, a social media platform once heralded solely for its ability to amuse viewers by way of cat videos, is now considered the largest streaming service on the Internet. And it’s […]

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Interview: Producer Sound Remedy on YouTube Revenue Collection

Venice Beach-based producer Anthony Howell AKA Sound Remedy blends an array of beats, genres and synth sounds to create electronic music that surpasses expectations and makes people move. Between remixes and originals, Sound Remedy has enjoyed mass exposure on YouTube thanks to his own channel and others’. He’s reached #1 on Hype Machine’s charts on numerous […]

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Interview: Video Game Composer Waterflame on Collecting YouTube Sound Recording Revenue

Where are all of our TuneCore gamers at?! The international video game community is vast, diverse, and most importantly, plugged-in. YouTube has become an incredibly important platform for gamers all over the world to share tutorials, favorite moments, game reviews, and more. In fact, according to YouTube analytics experts Tubular, gaming content makes up 15% of […]

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We Find Your YouTube Composition Royalties. You Get the Money.

[Editors Note: This article is written by the TuneCore Music Publishing office.] As the world of digital content grows, the agreements between the societies and digital service providers around the globe also adapt. Sometimes faster than a drumbeat. That’s why artists, who want to collect all their potential songwriting royalties from YouTube, need someone on […]

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