New Music Friday: September 23, 2016

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.

Is your hit next?

Follow THE NEW – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below!

foreign air
For the Light
Foreign Air

Alternative, Pop

sounds like harmony
Sounds Like Harmony

Alternative, Singer/Songwriter

young and divine
Fux With the Boy (Remix)
Young and Divine


wooly mammoth
Come Undone
The Wooly Mammoths

Rock, Pop

devon baldwin
Hero / Siren Song
Devon Baldwin

Electronic, Pop

trevor moran
Get Me Through the Night
Trevor Moran


kyle morton
What Will Destroy You
Kyle Morton

Singer/Songwriter, Alternative

mario jose
Acoustic Covers, Vol. 1: Songs That Inspired Heart of Gold
Mario Jose

Pop, Singer/Songwriter

stu da boi
Thundera (feat. Young & Divine)
Stu Da Boi

Pop, Hip Hop/Rap

shallou & RKCB
Shallou & RKCB

Electronic, Pop

jeremy plato and the retrospect
In Retrospect
Jeremy Plato and the Departed

Country, Singer/Songwriter

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Kita Klane

Pop, Alternative

New Music Friday: November 13, 2015

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.

Is your hit next?

This Christmas
Jessie James Decker

Country, Holiday

the big pink
The Big Pink

Alternative, Rock

Bridge and the Wall

Alternative, Pop

Set In Stone
Stick Figure


Follow You
Cheat Codes

Dance, Pop

Christmas Queens
Various Artists


Pilgrim’s Paradise
Daniel Caesar


Lungs EP
Devon Baldwin

Electronic, Pop

Freedom Fry

Alternative, Pop

You’re Alive

Electronic, Alternative

falling up
Falling Up
Falling Up

Alternative, Rock

I Was Made for Loving You


SXSW 2015 Recap!

Amidst the crowds of flustered music fans, rows of bars with live music blaring out of open doors, networking industry folks, chattering panelists, and overwhelmed indie artists, the TuneCore team was holding it down during SXSW 2015! With one-third of all artists who performed this year having distributed through TuneCore, this was the perfect time to expand on our TuneCore Live event series and offer some of them the opportunity to get on stage and play for fresh faces.

We were also psyched to sponsor some day parties and showcases held by likeminded, pro-independent brands that put together equally killer line-ups! BrooklynVegan, Nettwerk Music Group, and CraveOnline provided SXSW attendees a chance to discover new acts and enjoy some of their favorites, and TuneCore was proud to partner with them. Thanks to the help of sponsors like Swisher Sweets, we were able to expand our presence with a street team, hand out some cool free swag, and put together an awesome event.

On top of the live events, we officially launched the DropKloud app! DropKloud, acquired by TuneCore in late 2014, is an innovative app that provides fans with access to exclusive, artist-curated “Kloud” content dropped at different locations. We had over 40 Klouds across downtown Austin including the world premiere of Angelique Kidjo and ZZ Ward’s track, “Bomba”. We encourage TuneCore Artists to grab free download of DropKloud, available via the iTunes Store and Google Play!

Being a leader in digital music distribution, SXSW couldn’t be all play and no work! Between meeting with store partners and artist services vendors, the TuneCore team was workin’ it to make sure our services remain ahead of the curve.

Chris Mooney, TuneCore’s Senior Director of Artist Promotions & Strategic Relationships said of the SXSW experience this year:

“It was amazing to finally see so many TuneCore Artists that I just discovered and have been working with over the years. The quality of the TuneCore line-up—Prinze George, Ultimate Painting, Sam Outlaw, Nova Rockafeller, Dear Boy, Devon Baldwin, G-Eazy, Olivver the Kid, and Derek Minor—is a testament to the amazing artists using our service.

Another highlight for me was wandering though Austin, and getting the shout outs from bands and fans when they saw me in my TuneCore t-shirt.”

Chief Creative Officer Joe Cuello on TuneCore’s presence at SXSW 2015:

“SXSW 2015 was amazing for TuneCore artists.  We had our artists just about everywhere and the talent at our first Tunecore Live Austin was incredible.
Independent music is alive and well and we can’t wait to continue offering opportunities for our artists to play live.”

To prove we didn’t spend the duration of SXSW 2015 drinking Lone Star and gorging on BBQ and fish Tacos, (though that sounds very pleasant), we’ve put together some photo galleries to browse through and relive some of the action!

Wednesday 3/18 & Thursday 3/19
Nettwerk Music 30th Anniversary Showcase & Brooklyn Vegan Day 1

Friday March 3/20
TuneCore Live Austin party sponsored by Mirrored Media, CraveOnline, & Swisher Sweets!

SXSW: TuneCore Live Austin @ The Vulcan Gas Company – March 20th!

It’s that magical time of year. Artists of all genres pack up their vans, cars, and tour buses and plan for a brief stay in sunny, temperate Austin, TX for the massive South By Southwest music festival/conference! Live performances blaring out of every open door for miles, music discovery, intriguing and educational panels, networking, major launches, open bars & BBQ – SXSW has it all!

Since 1/3 of the artists playing at SXSW have distributed through TuneCore, it’s only fitting that we’ve decided to bring our TuneCore Live series to Austin. On Friday, March 20th, TuneCore will be taking over the Vulcan Gas Company from 12-5pm, showcasing a bill of talented and diverse TuneCore Artists with the help of our awesome event partners Swisher Sweets, Mirrored Media, CraveOnline and LANDR. Our line up (with set times) is below.

Line Up:

Prinze George (12pm)
Ultimate Painting (12:40pm)
Sam Outlaw (1:20pm)
Dear Boy (1:50pm)
Nova Rockafeller (2:30pm)
Devon Baldwin (3:10pm)
Olivver The Kid (3:50pm)
Derek Minor (4:30pm)
+ Surprise Guest & DJ Set!

RSVP here!

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While the event is open to the public, if you’re a TuneCore Artist who will be in attendance this year, we invite you to join us! Come through, rock out, ask questions, tell us about yourself, give us your feedback – we’re not shy!

Find the Vulcan Gas Company in Austin here.