Interview: Luke Rathborne Discusses Running His Label, New Single, & More

Rathborne (aka Luke Rathborne) has been writing and recording music since he was 17. He packed up his things, migrated from Northern Maine to New York City, and wound up working under a famed Tin Pan Alley producer for a short period of time. With an affinity for hip hop,  R&B as well as pioneers […]

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Interview: DJ & Producer Ryan Farish

We’re fortunate that artists of all genres – from gospel to hip hop and blues to indie rock – choose TuneCore when they want to sell and get their music streamed online. The origins and popularization of the house music genre dates back over three decades ago, but anyone with a set of ears knows how much […]

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Artist Management Series: Adina Friedman

As we continue to plow through the month of July, we’re thrilled to offer the third installment in our “Artist Management Interview Series”, this week featuring Atom Factory‘s own Adina Friedman. Adina comes to the plate with prior experience working for Atlantic Records, Warner Music, and the Artist Organization. On top of that, she has assisted […]

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Interview: Music Supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas Talks Sync Licensing

When it comes to the music industry, one of its most complicated and often confused components is publishing and licensing. Mechanical royalties, neighboring rights, performance rights organizations – for independent artists, it can seem like one big gray area! While TuneCore Music Publishing Administration is here to help you collect worldwide royalties and answer questions, we know […]

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Interview: Michael Christmas Talks Indie Hip Hop

Boston born and bred MC Michael Christmas (aka Michael Lindsey) has been making a lot of noise since the February 2014 release of his debut mixtape Is This Art? (via TuneCore). From blog love via staples like The Fader, Complex and XXL to sharing the stage with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Action Bronson, things have been moving […]

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Interview: S3RL On Collecting Worldwide Royalties

S3RL (aka Jole Hughes) is a producer, DJ and musician based in Brisbane, Queensland who caters to a dedicated  base of house and rave music fans. Specializing in ‘UK hardcore’, a genre that evolved over the ’90s as house and techno music took on more complex layers, beats and breakdowns, S3RL has released and distributed dozens […]

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Interview: Manafest Talks Sync Placements & Collecting International Revenue

Canadian-born MC Manafest has enjoyed success in marrying Christian hip hop with varying sub genres of rock music, never failing to provide an energetic, uplifting and enjoyable experience for his listeners. He’s got 7 studio albums under his belt since 2003, his most recent being The Moment, released in August of 2014 & distributed by TuneCore. Manafest is the perfect example of an […]

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Interview: Havoc (Mobb Deep) Releases New Album via TuneCore

Mobb Deep, (comprised of Prodigy and Havoc), remains a household name for any fan of rap who fell in love with the genre in the 90s & 2000s. Even younger fans who listen to primarily recent new artists know the importance of the duo’s gritty New York street tales. And if the name doesn’t ring […]

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TuneCore at "The Beehive" – CMJ 2014 Recap

CMJ Music Marathon turned 34 this October – it’s gone from an event that included just a few-venues event to a behemoth showcase with over 1,400 live performances spread over 80 New York City locales. Ask any artist or music industry professional and they’ll tell you how vital the festival is for exposing new music to the masses. […]

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The Kickback Visit TuneCore Brooklyn Office

It’s always a blast having a TuneCore band or artist come in to visit our offices! The artist gets to ask questions, answer questions, and meet some of the folks working everyday to make sure their music is distributed with ease. Likewise, the TuneCore team gets to ask questions, learn more about our artists and […]

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