New Store Alert: Break Into the Korean Music Market with Music Island

TuneCore is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Music Island to get your releases on six digital music stores/streaming platforms throughout the Asian market. Everyone knows one of the biggest advantages indie artists have when distributing their music digitally with TuneCore is reach. With over 150 stores across the globe, TuneCore gives artists the […]

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Learning How to Fail is an Essential Part of Succeeding in the Music Business

[Editors Note: This article was written by James Shotwell and originally appeared on the Haulix Blog.] As much as you may like to believe your career in music is infallible, or that you have a gift for songwriting no one will be able to deny, I can guarantee you there will always be days when […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: September 12, 2018

Happy Hump Day, y’all. It’s here, that moment of afternoon haziness that creeps in mid-week and makes ones eyelids feel about twenty pounds each. Instead of zoning out on social media or actually falling asleep sitting up, why not dig on some cool music videos from TuneCore Artists? As always we’re covering all genres, so […]

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July Industry Wrap-Up

France and U.S. See Uptick in Music Streams Across The Board We’re always excited to report on developments and advancements in the music streaming world, and in July, we were not disappointed! Let’s start with France: with recorded music sales numbers from the first half of 2018 in, it’s been announced that the major music […]

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New Music Friday: June 1, 2018

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 Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it […]

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The Power of Community in the Music Industry: How To Make It Your Key To Success

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.]   Let me know if you’ve heard this one before: “the music industry is a cut throat business.” I’m sure you’ve all heard that (and felt it) since your entry into the industry. Is it valid? Sure. It really can be an unforgiving, selfish place. But […]

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Digital Marketing Tools & Resources for Independent Musicians [Part 1]

[Author: Raj Shah *]  Part One of a two-piece article that aims to break down tools that independent artists can utilize in their digital marketing strategies – all available at their fingertips! The hard truth about success in music is that the modern artist must be 51% marketer and 49% musician. In today’s world, the […]

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Why Playlists Are More Important Than Ever

[Author: Patrick McGuire *]  In 2017, the playlist has become an integral part of not just music but our culture at large. While radioplay and the blogosphere still have the power to bring attention to an artist, playlists are becoming a steadfast way for more and more listeners to discover and consume music. This isn’t […]

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Mix Buss Compression Made Easy!

[Author: Scott Wiggins *]   How many of you are completely terrified of doing anything to the mix buss, aka “stereo buss” “2 buss”? It is real easy to mess up an entire mix with too much processing, in particular, mix buss compression. Over the years of searching the internet creeping on my favorite mixers […]

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November Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Adds More Artist Friendly Features As “Spotify For Artists” evolves and continues to set the tone for streaming platforms and how they allow artists to control their profiles, this month marked another update that most who distribute their music there should be happy about. Spotify introduced “Artist’s Pick”, a new feature aimed at allowing […]

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