Wednesday Video Diversion: A3C 2015 Edition!

Aaaaand we’re off! A3C 2015 officially kicks off today in Atlanta and we couldn’t be giddier. Tonight we’ll be showcasing an insane line up of talented hip hop artists at The Music Room with the help of our friends at Swisher Sweets. Check out a sweet round up of videos from them and some other TuneCore […]

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Artist Breakdown – TuneCore Live: Atlanta @ A3C – Weds, October 7th!

A3C Festival (All 3 Coasts) is a huge, city-wide music event that takes place each October in Atlanta, GA. Dubbed ‘Hip Hop’s Biggest Stage‘, 500+ performances will occur over five days, giving hip hop artists from all over the chance to showcase their talents, network with their peers and industry professionals, and learn a thing […]

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Cam Meekins on Starting His Own Label, Raising Money for Suicide Prevention

Boston-based MC and producer Cam Meekins has gained a lot of music industry experience in a short amount of time. By 2012 he had dropped his third mixtape, signed a deal with Atlantic, and racked up over a million YouTube views. While Cam used TuneCore to distribute prior to his signing, we were psyched to have […]

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Dissecting Billboard's Music Executive Survey

Last week, Billboard released it’s inaugural (anonymous) A-List Music Executive Survey – wherein “Billboard polled the top executives in music on a broad range of temperature-taking topics” –  and if you’re into reading headlines, the big take aways were that today’s high-level industry players love Taylor Swift, hate rap and EDM, and have generally mixed […]

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Interview: Michael Christmas Talks Indie Hip Hop

Boston born and bred MC Michael Christmas (aka Michael Lindsey) has been making a lot of noise since the February 2014 release of his debut mixtape Is This Art? (via TuneCore). From blog love via staples like The Fader, Complex and XXL to sharing the stage with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Action Bronson, things have been moving […]

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Interview: Narcy Discusses New Album, Furious 7, more

Narcy (aka The Narcicyst, aka Yassin Alsalman) has been writing, recording and producing music for 15 years. Born in Dubai to Iraqi parents, Narcy moved to Montreal at a young age and would go on to spend much of his life immigrating back and forth between Canada and the United Arab Emirates and Dubai before settling […]

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TuneCore Artist Silento's "Watch Me" Goes Viral

If you’re a regular reader you know that the TuneCore Blog is here to offer news, advice and tips for independent artists looking to advance their musical careers. If “going viral” were something we could simply and practically suggest to every artist, we would! But anyone using platforms like YouTube and Vine, whether to promote themselves […]

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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 […]

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Interview: A-Bomb Talks New Release, Crossing Genres, & Staying Independent

Atlanta MC A-Bomb knows what it means to be an independent artist. Having grown up moving around cities that coincidentally proved to be major forces in hip hop, he’s happy to call Atlanta home. After all, it’s there that he learned to support other musicians, book shows, and where his ‘boom rap’ trio Mighty High Coup got […]

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Mighty High Coup Visits Our Brooklyn Office

When TuneCore Artists come into our offices, it’s not just enjoyable because we get to step away from our work momentarily and ask questions (and occasionally eat pizza) – it reminds us all why we’re doing what we’re doing on behalf of our artists. To hear more about what an artist is working on, learning about their […]

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