TuneCore Teams Up With HOT 97 For Who's Next Showcase

If you’re a fan of hip hop, you have an understanding of the role New York City has played and continues to play in hip hop  culture. Between being the home of the genre and producing some of the finest artists to do it, everyone knows the Big Apple is a place to pay your […]

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Join TuneCore at A3C Conference 2017!

TuneCore is excited once again be heading to Atlanta for one of the biggest and best festivals celebrating hip hop each year, A3C 2017! Taking place from Wednesday, October 4th through Friday, October 6th, A3C (All 3 Coasts) is part conference, part festival, and garners attendees from all corners of the world. From labels and other […]

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Top 10 Keys to Success For Independent Hip Hop Artists

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Hao Nguyen and it originally appeared on Stop The Breaks, a digital marketing and promotion platform focused on showcasing independent hip-hop artists.] The independent route is a tough, long grind, no doubt about it. People look at the top independent hip hop artists in the game today like Tech N9ne, Nipsey Hussle […]

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Music Sampling: Breaking Down the Basics

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Justin is an entertainment and media attorney in New York City. He also runs Label 55 and teaches music business at the Institute of Audio Research.] With advancing technology and the development of new digital musical techniques, it has become even easier for […]

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Recap: TuneCore at the 2016 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

The borough of Brooklyn and the genre of hip hop are two things that we here at TuneCore have a whole lot of love for. So when we were invited to participate in the 2016 Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, you can bet we were all over it. Celebrating it’s 12th year in a row, the […]

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Interview: Xolisa Talks Debut Full Length, Indie Hip Hop & More

Toronto-based MC Xolisa (pronounced “koh-lee-sah”) just dropped her debut full length album, And Gaps Do Lead To Bridges, and is getting ready to hit her first international tour. With an inherent ability to spit cool, thoughtful lyrics over dusty boom gap production, Xolisa has used this release as a way of touching on personal, social and […]

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Interview: Docman On NYC Independent Hip Hop & More

Maurice “Docman” Robinson is  a 22-year old MC who has moved around the United States throughout his lifetime. One location where he spent the majority of life and where he calls home today is Queens – a borough of New York City that is responsible for breeding hip hop talent like Nas, Mobb Deep, and […]

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Event Recap: TuneCore Live Atlanta @ The Music Room 5/4

We’re totally cozying up to our new digs in the amazing musical city of Atlanta these days. TuneCore has received a ton of support from the local independent music community and we were thrilled to present our second-ever TuneCore Live event series back to the Music Room. Big shout outs to our pals at A3C and Hot […]

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Artist Breakdown: TuneCore Live Atlanta 5/4 @ Music Room

Hard to believe we took the whole month of April off from hosting TuneCore Live events in LA, New York, Nashville and Atlanta, right? Well, maybe if you were at one of our five events during SXSW, you’d understand our musical hangover. But fear not ATLiens! We’re back in style on Wednesday, May 4th at […]

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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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