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 editor’s favorites) “Wendy”.
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 us to bring you this dose of afternoon distraction courtesy of some very talented and entertaining TuneCore Artists!
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 TECNO MOBILE LIMITED – aims to deliver the best African and International music while also “building a sustainable digital music ecosystem for African artists.” With seven million users and a growth rate of over 700,000 new users per month, the platform seems to be doing just that!
As a global digital music distributor, TuneCore allows artists in all territories to take advantage of the major growth in streaming and discovery occurring all over the world and well outside their markets. Just because you aren’t touring in African countries (…yet), you can still make your releases available for music fans there to enjoy. By distributing your upcoming or existing singles, EPs, and albums to Boomplay Music, you’re able to enjoy a wider potential reach in an ever-expanding market.
With the Boomplay Music app, music lovers can do the following:
Subscribe for unlimited music,
Listen to their favorite songs,
Watch videos on the go,
Curate personal playlists,
Follow, engage and interact with fellow users,
Ready to get started getting your music available on Boomplay Music?
If you’re a TuneCore Artist with active releases and you’d like to send those to this new platform, head over to your Store Manager and select Boomplay Music today.
If you’re distributing your music using TuneCore for the first time, you’ll now be able to select Boomplay Music as a digital outlet and expand the global reach of your new release.
Happy Hump Day once again! This week, in honor of SXSW kicking, we’re featuring music videos from some TuneCore Artists who also happen to be doing their thing all week down in Austin, TX. If you’re an artist who’s headed down, check us out at the Artist Lounge or give us a shout in the street! So enjoy a nice distracting line up of videos to take your mind off whatever it was you were working on:
There’s something interesting about the date January 18th. Well, at least there was something pretty interesting happening on this date in the 1960s: in ’64, the Beatles entered the US Charts with ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ for the first time; a year later, the Stones recorded two iconic songs, ‘The Last Time’ and ‘Play With Fire’ with Phil Spector; and just two years later, The Jimi Hendrix Experience belted out ‘Hey Joe’ for the first time on Top of the Pops! Let us all revel in that classic rock trivia and distract ourselves with something a little more modern: