June 2020 Industry Wrap-Up

Another month of isolation, another month of headlines from the music 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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Tips For Social Media Posting Frequency in 2020

While many have the opinion that you can never post too much on a social media network, research shows that there’s definitely a threshold after which additional posts begin to feel like spam. That point varies for each network however.

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Planning Your Release – TuneCore Live Session [Recap + Stream]

Release planning is essential. Whether it’s a single, an EP or an album, having a road map will help ensure that you’re as prepared as possible for a successful campaign. That means everything from distribution (cover art, audio files, and dates) to promotion (media list, playlist pitching, and creative assets). But as an up and […]

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New Music Friday: June 26, 2020

FEATURING NEW RELEASES FROM Anthem Lights, Love Ghost, Gregory Dillon & more! SUBMIT YOUR UPCOMING RELEASEto be featured on TuneCore’s New Music Friday Blog! THIS WEEK’S FEATURED RELEASE:Love Ghost Outer SpaceLove GhostAlternative, Rock “Being an independent artist means hustling until there is no stone left to turn over. We are new to TuneCore- but they […]

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Life During Quarantine: What About the Music Venues?

As we stay glued to our phones, laptops and TVs for the latest updates as to when we can go back to enjoying things like getting back into the studio and practice space, there’s one thing we seem to know the least about: shows and touring.

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5 Things Artists Do To Stall Their Careers

Have you ever worked so hard towards something, only to feel like no matter what you do, you can’t get any traction? You work so hard to build a name for yourself, only to burn out and stall—but as I’ve noticed, it’s almost always because of the same five hang ups.

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On Making More Mistakes and How They Help You Learn in Music

The rigidity that many of us bring on our musical paths can deeply hurt us later on as musicians. A chronic fear of making mistakes has resulted in more bland songs than we can count. It’s a mindset that inspires fear and dread in the hearts of amazing musicians and keeps them from taking risks and embracing new ideas in their performances.

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New Music Friday: June 19, 2020

In honor of Juneteenth and Black Music Month, we’re celebrating Black Artists with an exclusive Music Made Me Spotify playlist – our weekly collection of new, independent TuneCore releases. Black Artists have cultivated and continue to influence music across all genres – from Hip Hop to Pop, Country to Rock and the list goes on. […]

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Life During Quarantine: Staying Creatively Challenged During COVID-19

Social distancing has made band practices, recording sessions, and collaborative writing work difficult or even impossible. On the surface, the significant extra time at home seems like the perfect opportunity to delve into new writing and recording projects, but some musicians are surprised to discover that they aren’t feeling creatively inspired during the pandemic.

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5 Things Seasoned Pros Wish They Knew About Touring

While the outlook on touring in 2020 remains bleak, remember that we’re all going through this together. Fans, venues, artist teams – it isn’t great. However, we wanted to share this piece as artists begin to think about their future tour dates and soak up some critical words of wisdom from artists and tour managers with on-the-road experience.

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