TuneCore Launches Service That Helps Artists Collect Their YouTube Sound Recording Revenue

Now all TuneCore Artists can make money from YouTube! Our artists can earn money when their sound recordings are used anywhere on YouTube. They can earn money when other people use their sound recordings in their videos. They also earn money from the sound recordings on their own videos. If their sound recording is being […]

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5 Ways Research Can Help You Connect with Your Fans

[Editor’s Note: We work with SoundOut to offer our artists insights and analytics with TuneCore Fan Reviews reports. Check out this post from SoundOut’s CEO and Founder, which describes how music research with fans can complement your music creation and marketing efforts.] David Courtier-Dutton is the CEO and Founder of SoundOut, the market leading research and audience […]

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TuneCore's '25 Songs of Summer 2013' Compilations Now on Amazon

Last month, TuneCore Artists of all genres submitted their new music for our 25 Songs of Summer 2013 compilation album.  After an incredible response from our artists, we created two volumes of the compilation to showcase more new music.

Both volumes are now live on Amazon MP3 U.S. for free download, so take a listen and discover some new independent artists…

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Music Is Everywhere: How the Hell do I Break Through?

By Seth Keller

We’ve heard both sides argue (over and over again) about the beauty and the tragedy of today’s music landscape: Anybody can make and release their songs.  No matter what side you’re on, it’s no use fighting either. Instead, you should focus on doing what’s in your control to have the best chance of breaking through.  As a manager who has worked with big pop artists, baby bands and those in music’s “middle class,” below is my advice on how you can do that.

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Before we get into it, let’s get this out of the way: Despite the promise and capability of the Internet and New Media, the quickest way to “the top” is still to get signed to a major label and be one of the handful of pop stars on which that label spends millions of dollars.  This is a route that’s available to very few artists, works for even fewer, and may not even be appealing to those who could go that way.  Even if it happens to you, it far from guarantees any sort of career…

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