February Industry Wrap-Up

Our monthly look back at news from the music industry – distribution, streaming, publishing and other topics that matter to the our community of independent music makers.   Apple Music Eyes Eventual Leading Spot With 36 Million Subscribers As music streaming becomes more popular among fans each month, independent artists are seeing the benefits – […]

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iTunes Holiday 2017 Delays & Closures – Plan Ahead!

You read that right, folks! We’re already approaching the holiday season, and once again we’re here to remind you that it’s imperative to be prepared if you’re planning on distributing music during November and December. Like many of us, our pals at iTunes and other digital store partners take time off during the holiday, resulting in potential […]

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Music Streaming Platforms & Mastering – 3 Guiding Concepts

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Alex Sterling, an audio engineer and music producer based in New York City. He runs a commercial studio in Manhattan called Precision Sound where he provides recording, mixing, and mastering services.] Background: As an audio engineer and music producer I am constantly striving to help my clients music sound the best […]

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September News From Our Store Partners

By Stefanie Flamm Streaming isn’t going away anytime soon, and it seems like all of our store partners have been stepping up their game to better accommodate the rapidly-evolving music streaming industry: Spotify shatters previous streaming records with 40 million active subscribers. Apple Music gets a makeover in the wake of the iPhone 7 and […]

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August Songwriter News

By Stefanie Flamm From Rio to the US Presidential election, it’s been a busy summer for everyone, including songwriters around the world: Rio turns out to be as much a competition for artists looking to get sync placement as it is for the Olympic athletes. Donald Trump stirs even more controversy by using “We Are […]

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4 Ways To Engage With Fans in Digital Stores

You already know how to get your music into over 150 digital stores and streaming services worldwide – whether it’s a single, a brand new EP/full-length, or even just a cover song to surprise and delight your fans with. And while it’s easy to get caught up with the desire to end up on Spotify […]

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June News From Our Store Partners

By Stefanie Flamm The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and our digital store partners are gearing up for a summer’s worth of big updates: Amazon Music plans to release a new streaming service that will compete against Spotify and Apple Music US music mogul Guy Oseary, famous for representing Madonna and Nicki Minaj, […]

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May News From Our Store Partners

By Stefanie Flamm You can finally put away your winter coat and grab your shades, because summer is upon us and a lot of exciting things are going on with our digital store partners. Rhapsody launches virtual reality streaming of exclusive live performances. Spotify updates their subscription plan to compete with Apple Music and Google […]

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April News From Our Store Partners

By Dwight Brown It’s springtime and that change you feel in the air is progress being made by our digital store partners. Tidal grows by leaps and bounds, becomes the top music app. Apple Music offers exclusive Drake release, creates a new patent. Saavn launches original programming, teams with a U.S. tech firm. Spotify partners with […]

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February News From Our Store Partners

By Dwight Brown Two months into the New Year and already our digital store and streaming partners are helping more and more TuneCore Artists reach new fans around the world. Tidal is giving back to the community. Spotify is wooing paid subscribers. Apple Music is going into countries where one of its chief rivals hasn’t […]

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