New Music Friday: June 21, 2019

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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Understanding Your Finances As an Artist

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinski.] It can be overwhelming for anyone to begin to understand and organize their finances. For creatives, who are already working from a “scarcity mindset” when it comes to money (that voice inside that tells us we can’t have a career doing what we love without struggling […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: June 19, 2019

Happy Hump Day once again! We’re back delivering up some TuneCore Artist music videos to distract and delight this week. On this fateful day back in 1974, a young band leader named Mick Jones took his group, The Delinquents, onstage for the first time ever at the Student Union Bar of Queen Elizabeth College in […]

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Should You Master for Different Digital Platforms?

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by our friends at Sweetwater.] Your mix is slammin’, your band is smilin’, and you’re putting the final sheen on your final FINALmaster before you hand it off to TuneCore for distribution. There’s only one problem: the target loudness you used is YouTube’s, not Tidal’s, and your song may […]

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What Makes a Song Catchy?

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Hunter Farris and originally appeared on Flypaper – the Soundfly Blog.] “Why do we like the music we like?” That has been the overarching question of all of my musical studies for the past few years. I’m constantly seeking to figure out why some songs just stand out […]

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June 14, 2019: New Music Friday

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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What’s In a Name? 4 Tips For Choosing Your Artist Name

Picking an artist name isn’t easy. But there are some things to keep in mind that could really benefit you when fans search for your music online and in streaming platforms!

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Wednesday Video Diversion: June 12, 2019

Happy Hump Day folks! Back at it with a wonderful wind-down of TuneCore Artist music videos. Over here at TuneCore HQ we’re also taking a moment of silence in honor of the 20th anniversary of Oasis paying Gary Glitter $340K for using his lyrics – wait for it – “Hello, hello, it’s good to be […]

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Is Songwriting a Talent or a Skill?

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Shaun Letang, founder of Music Industry How-To. MIHT is a resource for musicians and music industry professionals.] At times, you’ll be tempted to look over at your neighbor and wonder how it is that they’re able to write so many incredible songs. “They must be naturally gifted”, you […]

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Know Your Rights: A Simple Guide to Digital Royalties

[Editor’s Note: This blog was written by TuneCore’s Director of Publishing Administration, Chris Dampier. It was originally posted by our friends at Soundfly on the Flypaper Blog.] Have you just released the greatest track ever? Congratulations! Do you have any idea how you will get paid what you’re owed and not get ripped off? Through […]

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