Why Physical Promotion and Release Formats Still Matter

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] In 2019, it’s tempting for musicians to put all of their promotion efforts into things that are purely digital, like targeted internet ads and sleek social media strategies. Conventional music industry wisdom states that investing money in things like CDs, posters, vinyl records, shirts, and stickers […]

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3 Things You Can Skip For Your Next Photo Shoot

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. It’s a follow-up to last month’s guide for independent artists getting ready for a photo shoot.] When the phrase photo shoot is mentioned, many people begin to get nervous, as it seems like it’s going to cost a lot of money. The image that comes to […]

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New Music Friday: May 31, 2019

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 […]

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May 2019 Industry Wrap Up

By Kevin Cornell Another month is coming to a close, and TuneCore is here to fill all you independent artists in on some of the headlines you may have missed. Whether it’s music streaming, publishing, product updates, studies and reports, or op-eds, we’re rounding up some music industry must-reads for all of you looking to […]

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New Store Alert: Break Into the Korean Music Market with Music Island

TuneCore is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Music Island to get your releases on six digital music stores/streaming platforms throughout the Asian market. Everyone knows one of the biggest advantages indie artists have when distributing their music digitally with TuneCore is reach. With over 150 stores across the globe, TuneCore gives artists the […]

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The Tricky Business of Measuring Music’s Timelessness

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] If you make music for a living or even just as a hobby, you might not know it, but a goal tucked deep in your mind is to create work that gets remembered. No one creates art in the hopes that it will be forgotten as […]

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New Music Friday: May 24, 2019

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 […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Self-Releasing Music

[Editors Note:The following is an installment in our series of a partnership between TuneCore and students at Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. In an attempt to offer new insight and educational content for independent artists, we’re excited to give these music industry professionals of the future a journalistic platform. This piece speaks to the process […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: May 22, 2019

Happy Wednesday once again, folks! As always we’re back in action, providing a weekly round-up of awesome TuneCore Artist music videos. This very day in music history across the past few decades marks the beginning of some significant Chart runs: Ace Of Base’s “All That She Wants” (1993); “Silly Love Songs” by Wings (1976); Sticky […]

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Avoid Dead Ends: 6 Tips For Successful Touring as an Independent Artist

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rich Nardo.] If you were to survey one hundred independent musicians who have spent at least a full year touring, I’m willing to bet that at least 75 of them are going to say the experience did not live up to their expectations. Touring is arduous, it’s difficult […]

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