January Industry Wrap-Up

The first month of 2017 is in the books, and even with a post-holiday haze in the air, the music industry didn’t slow down. Catch up with some of the headlines from January and head into the next month informed! Music Streaming Subscriptions Surpass Netflix Is ‘binge-listening’ going to be a thing now? Not quite, […]

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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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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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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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May Songwriter News

By Stefanie Flamm As the days get longer and we gear up for summer, there’s some exciting news happening in the music publishing industry: A new deal could mean improved songwriter royalty distribution from DJ remixes and mashups. ASCAP stands by their songwriters, all the way to Capitol Hill. MediaNet works with SOCAN to provide […]

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April Songwriter News

By Dwight Brown As spring settles in, songs, activists and artists are creating news. The iconic civil rights song “We Shall Overcome” may be headed to Public Domain territory. Government regulations are stymying songwriters, but there may be a way out. Led Zeppelin may have a “Whole Lotta Love” for borrowing tunes. There’s a lot […]

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TuneCore Sync Placements Q1 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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March Songwriter News

By Dwight Brown Spring forward. Get ahead. The publishing industry is becoming an investment goldmine. Artists who applied to a songwriting competition TV show get a wakeup call. A Berklee professor sues Spotify, while Spotify settles with NMPA. A hot debate over the length of copyright terms erupts. There’s a lot going on for songwriters. […]

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Scenes From TuneCore's Atlanta Office Opening

Earlier this week on March 1st, TuneCore proudly and officially opened its doors to the public to celebrate the expansion of our newest location: the rejuvenated neighborhood of Edgewood in Atlanta, GA! Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilman for District 2/Fourth Ward, kicked off the ribbon cutting celebration with opening remarks extending his support to the TuneCore Atlanta team and […]

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February Songwriter News

By Dwight Brown The music industry is moving along and songwriters and artists are making it happen.   Finally the “Happy Birthday” song controversy is over. A top songwriter, unhappy with a royalty streaming check, gets active. Spotify fights back against a class-action lawsuit. A who’s who of songwriter activists gather at the California Copyright […]

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