Wednesday Video Diversion: April 11, 2018

And we’ve reached another EXCITING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON! Just imagine how much cooler your day would be if it were 1965 and you were in London: on April 11th, the NME Poll Winners Concert took place there and featured a casually cool lineup that included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Tom Jones, Moody Blues, […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: March 7, 2018

Happy Wednesday! We’re back with another midweek pick-you-up round of TuneCore Artist music videos. Fun fact:on this day, the very first hip hop record made it to #1 on the U.S. charts in 1987! It was the Beastie Boys’ debut, License To Ill – an important part of hip hop history as the genre continued to […]

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What 2017 Taught Us About How to Market a Record in 2018

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo.]   2017, for all its faults, taught us a lot. Perhaps the most interesting lesson for us music industry folks was that you can still make money as an independent musician. The way forward is young and not yet fully established, but it is now apparent […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: December 6, 2017

Happy Wednesday once more, readers and music video lovers. Today we’re celebrating “Underrated Drummers Month” and wishing Rick Buckler, drummer of British trio The Jam, a happy 62nd birthday! Who are The Jam? Only one of the finest rock outfits to come out of the 1977-82 UK punk/Brit-pop era, (if you ask this editor, anyhow). […]

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New Music Friday: November 17, 2017

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog. Is your hit next? Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! Blow The Breeze Hypothetical […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: September 27, 2017

It’s Wednesday once again, and we’re hear to entertain and distract with a new round-up of TuneCore Artist music videos. We’ve also thrown in a bonus video below, in an effort to commemorate The Beach Boys’ September 27, 1964 TV debut on the Ed Sullivan Show! They performed “I Get Around” and (one of this […]

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August Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Begins Testing Videos Within Playlists It’s amazing to think about the progress that streaming platforms have made over recent years. Streaming itself was and is a groundbreaking way to listen to music digitally, but one can even point to the amazing influential powers of playlists as an example of how quickly the way fans […]

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June Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Tests “Sponsored Songs” and Expands Concert Listings In lieu of traditional audio ads that ‘freemium’ tier users of Spotify hear during a given listening session, Spotify is testing a new process that would allow artists and labels to pay for placement of their song – thus monetizing the free listening associated with this kind […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: April 26, 2017

Happy Wednesday, everyone. In this week’s dose of weird music history, on this day in 1982, our main man Rod Stewart got jacked for his $50,000 Porsche by a gunman – midday, while out shopping, mind you – on Hollywood Boulevard. Ah the 80s. In the theme of getting all shook up midday, please allow […]

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New Store Alert: Boomplay Music

Here at TuneCore, we’re always on the move to offer independent artists with as many outlets by which to reach fans as possible. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Boomplay Music, a streaming and download platform serving music fans in pan-Africa and African diaspora markets. Boomplay Music – an app developed by […]

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