TuneCore Announces New Distribution Features

What’s the old expression…”If ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Yeah, well, we’re not really into that here at TuneCore. Today we’re announcing some cool new features that we’ve added to TuneCore’s digital distribution process that we’re sure our artist community will dig! Apple ID Mapping This ever happen to you? You’re excited to release a […]

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5 Quick Psychology Hacks to Improve Your Cover Art

[Editors Note: This article was written by Berta Melder.] Some people say you should never judge a book by its cover. However, the cover is the first thing we see so there’s no surprise it actually affects our decision. When we look for music online, we also see dozens of different album covers. We look […]

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iTunes Holiday 2018 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 potential […]

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Alternative Music Formats To Consider For Your Next Release

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   For the most part, people stream the music they love these days, but that doesn’t mean physical formats are dead! In fact, they still make up a sizable chunk of revenue when it comes to the music industry, and sales of CDs – either at […]

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5 Benefits Associated With Releasing an EP

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. For the second installment, which focuses on some of the downsides of releasing an EP, click here!]   When it comes to recording and releasing new music, the focus seems to has traditionally been on ‘the album’. Fans have always asked when ‘the next album’ will […]

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Streaming Fraud and You: A Quick Guide

By Kevin Cornell   Over the past decade, we’ve watched music streaming rise as a prominent method in which fans consume their favorite songs and albums, and perhaps even more importantly, how they discover their new favorite artists. Once debated by artists big and small, there’s now an overall consensus that music streaming is not […]

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Introducing YouTube Music – YouTube’s New Streaming Service

YouTube has long been the go-to platform for all things video – whether it’s series, news, music videos, viral user generated content or everything in between. Along the way, it also became a hugely popular destination for just general music streaming and discovery. Meanwhile its parent, Google, established its own streaming and download service Google […]

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Introducing Two-Factor Authentication For TuneCore Accounts

At TuneCore, our biggest priorities are helping independent artists get their music online and making sure that they keep 100% of the sales revenue owed to them. Part of that includes keeping our privacy and security practices up to speed in an always-evolving digital space so that our artists stay protected. We value our artist […]

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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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November Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Adds More Artist Friendly Features As “Spotify For Artists” evolves and continues to set the tone for streaming platforms and how they allow artists to control their profiles, this month marked another update that most who distribute their music there should be happy about. Spotify introduced “Artist’s Pick”, a new feature aimed at allowing […]

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