DAY 3 Recap: TuneCore Austin Takeover 2016

During the final day of TuneCore’s 2016 Austin Takeover, we handed the reigns over to our friends at Swisher Sweets. While Swisher’s promotional squad, the Sweeties were at every event this week giving out free samples to very grateful patrons, Saturday, March 19th was truly a Swisher Sweet Takeover at the Vulcan Gas Company. And […]

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SXSW Austin Local Picks: Tacos, Record Stores, Margaritas & More

When you get to SXSW, it’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ll be overstimulated and inundated with suggestions for all the awesome stuff to enjoy while in Austin. And why shouldn’t you be? Austin is an amazing town bursting with great food, cool music, and of course, places to wet your whistle. Austin local and […]

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SXSW 2016: Revisiting First Timers' Experiences

Last year on the TuneCore Blog, we reached out to our community of independent artists to find out who was making their first trip to SXSW 2015. We asked what their expectations were and how they planned to make the most of their debut pilgrimage to Austin. Since we all know it’s easier said than […]

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TuneCore & Swisher Sweets Austin Takeover: Saturday Day 3/19

After an epic Friday night, our pals at Swisher Sweets are presenting a whole day of artists curated by the folks behind the amazing Swisher Sweets Artist Project. Hip hop, R&B, and pop – the Vulcan Gas Co. is going to be packed for this afternoon of music. As with all of TuneCore’s Austin Takeover events, all of this is completely free, […]

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SXSW 2016: On Networking & Making Connections

Right now as I type this, thousands of indie bands, solo artists, and songwriters are gearing up for a trip to SXSW 2016. Also gearing up for this trip, though with slightly different goals and agendas, are tons of music industry professionals – from label folks and publicists to booking agents and managers. While these […]

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The Wealthy West: Brandon Kinder on Balancing Solo & Band Life

It’s a story you hear often: bandmates meet at college, start writing songs and playing locally, gain post-college indie success, start touring with hot bands and even get songs licensed on TV! Just as often, we learn that a member of the band decides on releasing solo work on the side. As fans or upcoming artists, […]

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Hey Austin, TX! Join Us For ATX Master Classes

Whether you’re an independent artist or an aspiring music business professional, education is a huge part of navigating this industry. In an effort to help educate, TuneCore has teamed up with  Economic Development Department in Austin’s Music and Entertainment Division to offer FREE ‘Master Classes’ next Wednesday and Thursday. Taught by TuneCore’s Manager of Entertainment […]

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SXSW Interview: Prinze George

Prinze George is a three-piece indie pop group hailing from Maryland, currently residing in one of independent music’s trendiest incubators, Brooklyn. Combining influence from 80’s new wave and a more current synth-y electro pop sound, Prinze George’s airy, pleasant vocals and sonic beats carry listeners away on their self-titled EP, (distributed via TuneCore). The trio will […]

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SXSW Interview: Dear Boy

If you haven’t already added Dear Boy‘s single “Hesitation Waltz” to every playlist you’ve created since it’s release last August, you may recall the LA-based four-piece helped pack the Bardot for the second installment of our TuneCore Live event series. Dear Boy is returning to SXSW after making their debut trip last year, having since built a […]

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SXSW Interview: Olivver the Kid

Olivver the Kid is the moniker/solo project of Bryan Sammis, an LA-based artist and songwriter who parted ways with the much-buzzed-about indie group The Neighbourhood in early 2014. Since doing so, he has released his debut EP, Freak, and toured alongside artists such as Halsey and Young Rising Sons. Olivver graced us with his R&B/hip hop laced pop sounds […]

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