Mailing Lists: The Most Important Marketing Tool for Musicians

One of the biggest challenges facing musicians is generating income. Although sales of recorded music have dropped significantly, there are many new sources of income available to musicians. Bandzoogle have put together a free eBook called “23 Ways Musicians Can Make Money” (download it here) to help musicians and bands find ways to generate more […]

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August Songwriter News

By Stefanie Flamm From Rio to the US Presidential election, it’s been a busy summer for everyone, including songwriters around the world: Rio turns out to be as much a competition for artists looking to get sync placement as it is for the Olympic athletes. Donald Trump stirs even more controversy by using “We Are […]

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TuneCore Artists Earn $44 Million in Q2 2016

TuneCore is excited to share that in Q2 of 2016, our collective base of independent artists earned $44 million – a 24% increase from the second quarter of 2015. That means that since TuneCore launched in 2006, TuneCore Artists have earned $733 million from 36.5 billion downloads and streams. Once a contentious point of consideration […]

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Think You Have a Song That's Syncable?

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Liam Farrell, Manager of Sync on TuneCore’s Publishing Administration team, and it was originally featured on Music Connection.] This past May, I attended a panel discussion on the current state of sync. It was a real who’s-who of gatekeepers from the sync world; a PRO exec, some big name publishers […]

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July Songwriter News

By Stefanie Flamm The music industry may seem like it’s settling into its predictable lull, but songwriters and publishers worldwide are fighting harder than ever for a fair marketplace: The US Department of Justice rules in favor of licensing regulations that many songwriters and publishers see as “a clusterf—k of epic proportions.“ YouTube announces $2 […]

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Anatomy Of A Songwriter Signing; Jessi Alexander

[Editors Note: This interview with TuneCore Artist Jessi Alexander originally appeared on NEKST. David Ross, author of this piece and the founder of Music Row Magazine, uses NEKST as a platform to cover ‘music and the technology it powers’.] Music Row streets are filled with new and experienced songwriters hoping to climb that next career rung […]

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4 Ways To Engage With Fans in Digital Stores

You already know how to get your music into over 150 digital stores and streaming services worldwide – whether it’s a single, a brand new EP/full-length, or even just a cover song to surprise and delight your fans with. And while it’s easy to get caught up with the desire to end up on Spotify […]

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Building Your Team as You Build Your Career

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Eugene Foley – founder and president of Foley Entertainment, a full service music industry consulting firm and licensed entertainment agency.] As the career of an artist evolves, so will their support team.   In the early days of someone’s career in the music business, they often have to handle […]

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TuneCore Sync Placements Q2 in 2016

We’re extremely proud to be able to help our TuneCore Artists get their music out to the world in the form of synchronization licensing. From TV shows and movies to video games and advertisements, sync placements are one of the most sought-after successes among independent artists. In an effort to celebrate and showcase these licenses, we’re […]

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June Songwriter News

By Stefanie Flamm Summer is officially here, but the music publishing industry is not taking a vacation: Racially-charged jazz standard “Strange Fruit” is used in The Birth of a Nation trailer, demonstrating that certain compositions are great to have in a sync catalogue, even if they’re rarely used. Music executives urge for music industry unity […]

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