Italian MC Vacca Sounds Off on TuneCore and Independent Success

Italian hip hop artist Vacca (aka Alessandro Vacca), has been releasing music independently since 2003. Born and raised in Italy, Vacca relocated with Kingston, Jamaica but rose to become one of Italy’s earliest rap stars.  At a time when MySpace ruled – and it did – Vacca was ranked as the most popular Italian artist […]

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Life During Quarantine: Generating Revenue During a Pandemic

With an entire industry feeling the heat from COVID-19, artists may be grappling with just how to go about making money these days. How can they supplement ticket sales with revenue in a way that doesn’t feel inappropriate?

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Life During Quarantine: How to Stave Off Musical Burnout

Musical burnout is a real thing. With all this time on our hands, it’s tempting to over-do it as it pertains to writing, recording, producing, promoting – but giving yourself a break and taking our circumstances into consideration is key.

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TuneCore Partners with NetEase Cloud Music to Help Artists Reach Chinese Fans

As more opportunities arise to reach fans in the growing Chinese digital music market, TuneCore has secured a partnership with streaming service NetEase Cloud Music to help independent artists do just that. NetEase Cloud Music is one of the fastest-growing music platforms in China, with over 800 million registered users.

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How to Use Data to Boost Plays and Create New Revenue Streams

Don’t let ‘data’ feel like a dirty word! In this piece, Alper Tuzcu breaks down some tips for using data within your TuneCore Music Sales report and streaming platforms to generate more revenue.

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Basics of Home Recording – TuneCore Live Session [Recap + Stream]

Tune in to our stream of the latest TuneCore Live Session! This time we’re covering the basics of home recording with panelists Moonray, Gary Gray and Paul Ortiz (aka Chimp Spanner).

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New Music Friday: May 1, 2020

FEATURING NEW RELEASES FROM Sawyer Fredericks, Eden Iris, KOTA The Friend, & more! SUBMIT YOUR UPCOMING RELEASEto be featured on TuneCore’s New Music Friday Blog! NOTE: You must be a TuneCore Artist with a valid email address associated with your TuneCore account to qualify. THIS WEEK’S FEATURED RELEASE FLOWERS FOR YOUSAWYER FREDERICKSSINGER-SONGWRITER, AMERICANA “Being an independent […]

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April 2020 Industry Wrap-Up

April was another crazy month for the entire world. TuneCore is doing our best to provide helpful, pragmatic, and hopeful content during this pandemic. While COVID-19 has no doubt impacted the music industry and artists alike, we’re continuing our monthly column of hand-picked articles across the web that you might have missed.

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Apply To Play Sonicbids’ Remote ‘Stay the F*ck Home Fest’

Starting this Friday, March 27th, a select group of artists will be performing one to three songs from their remote location, and broadcast it live via Zoom to fans and industry professionals. This will be a weekly event. TuneCore Artists are encouraged to apply!

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How to Buy Beats Online & Build Relationships with Independent Producers

Our friends at Airbits break down how artists can find and purchase beats online, and most importantly, how independent artists can build relationships with independent producers.

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