What We Can Learn From Some Nasty Show Mishaps

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] Whether you’ve been a musician for decades or are practicing for your first show, there’s always an unavoidable level of uncertainty when it comes to live performances. I’ve played hundreds of shows, but I still experience a tinge of panic every time I play, and for […]

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New Music Friday: February 1, 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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Wednesday Video Diversion: January 30, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Hopefully you’re not viewing this from a #PolarVortext territory, but if you are, we hope you’re at least bundled up. Back again rolling out a line up of TuneCore Artist videos! And did you know on this very day back in 1972, the little-known band Wicked Lester changed their name to KISS and […]

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January 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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3 Reasons It Pays To Be Selfish

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] So many times in this business we default to the “pay your dues” mentality – that voice that tells us that if it doesn’t hurt we’re not working hard enough. We turn ourselves into pretzels to ensure we don’t miss an opportunity that may lead to […]

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New Music Friday: January 25, 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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5 Tips For Going Into the Recording Studio Prepared

[Editors Note: This article was written by Dan Reifsnyder, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, and it originally appeared on the Flypaper, the Soundfly Blog.] It’s a fact of life in the world of music that somehow, someday, you will have to record. Whether that means going into a fancy, high-budget studio, or pressing record on a four-track […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: January 23, 2019

Another week, another Wednesday…and perhaps for some of you, another midweek lull. We’re back with another round up of TuneCore Artist music videos to spice things up! Fun fact: it was on this day back in1956 that police in Cleveland, Ohio brought forth an old law from the ’30s that prohibited anyone under the age […]

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4 Best Instagram Practices for Artists in 2019

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Stay tuned for a follow-up article focusing on Instagram Stories best practices!] If you’re still thinking of Instagram as nothing more than that app that lets you share snaps with your friends and you’re trying to become a full-time musician, you’re really missing out. In less […]

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New Music Friday: January 18, 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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