How To Get Your Audio Files Ready for Distribution

By Jacqueline Rosokoff Not too long ago we were on a formatting kick.  We went over how to correctly enter your release information, and then we covered artwork, so now we’re talking audio, arguably your most important distribution asset. Stay with us as we tackle everything audio.

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How Your SoundCloud Upload + Digital Distribution Can Work Together

Op-Ed piece by Kevin Cornell If your music is only available on SoundCloud, you should see iTunes, Spotify, and Deezer as parallel avenues of promotion for your latest projects. If you’ve distributed to these stores and haven’t uploaded to SoundCloud yet, now’s the time to jump on it. Think of it like you would think of your social media strategy: […]

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First Steps in Email Marketing For Indie Artists

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog courtesy of Amanda Krebs (follow her on Twitter!), Client Services Community Manager at FanBridge. Email marketing is an oft-overlooked element of connecting with fans, so take note!] Email marketing can be a difficult tool to grasp in the beginning, but once you harness it, it can be a big part of how you monetize […]

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7 Facts About Pre-Orders on iTunes

By Dwight Brown, TuneCore Writer You’re on the tail end of writing, composing, arranging and recording. Now is the perfect time to get the good word out that, “New music is coming!” iTunes “pre-orders” do the trick. They help you start a buzz and promote your work. And creating them is easier than you think. If […]

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Sync & Master Licensing: How We’re Pitching Your Compositions

By Pete Rogers Creative, TuneCore Music Publishing Administration As the music industry continues to evolve, sync licensing has become an increasingly vital revenue stream for musicians.  For this reason, we’re now making your administered compositions available to Music Supervisors for worldwide licensing opportunities (if the recording of the composition is also distributed by TuneCore).  The […]

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Interview: Luke Rathborne Discusses Founding His Own Label & More

Rathborne (aka Luke Rathborne) has been writing and recording music since he was 17. He packed up his things, migrated from Northern Maine to New York City, and wound up working under a famed Tin Pan Alley producer for a short period of time. With an affinity for hip hop,  R&B as well as pioneers like […]

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13 Tips For Getting the Gig From Talent Buyer Christina LaRocca

Hello music makers! My name is Christina LaRocca, Founder/CEO of L Rock Entertainment.   As a talent buyer with a decade of experience, I get somewhere between 25-100 requests A DAY from bands all over the country, asking to play the Big Apple or looking for assistance with tour booking.  How do I choose which bands are […]

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Stop Whining & Start Doing: Making a Music Video as an Indie Artist

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post written by Steve “Renman” Rennie, a music industry vet with experience as a concert promoter, record label exec, Internet entrepreneur, and artist manager. Learn more about his Renman U Insider’s Guide to Today’s Music Business here!] Making videos has been an important piece of the brand building process for artists and labels for […]

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13 Ways To Make Money From Your Songs

By TuneCore Music Publishing Administration If you write songs, and your songs are sold, downloaded, streamed or used in many other ways, they’re generating songwriter royalties for you.  Awesome, right? Nowadays, the types of songwriter royalties earned fall into two buckets: Physical/Analog Songwriter Royalties (generated from old school music industry), and Digital Songwriter Royalties (generated from […]

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3 Things You Need To Know About Cover Art

[Updated October 8, 2015] By Jacqueline Rosokoff In order to distribute music to digital stores, there are a few things you need: Audio files, metadata (album title, track titles, artist names, release date, etc.), and cover art.  And these required components must be up to store specs. Today we’re talking cover art: getting your artwork […]

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