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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TuneCore Artists Head Down to A3C Prepared!

It’s Day Two of A3C Festival 2015 and hip hop artists from all over have ascended to Atlanta to perform, shake hands, and, well, party! Before the festival kicked off, we reached out to some of our TuneCore MCs and producers to get a feel for how they’re planning on making the most of A3C this year, […]

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Latest News From TuneCore Music Publishing

Greetings from Burbank! We’re popping in mid-month to give you the latest happenings from our Music Publishing Administration office – songwriter highlights, sync and creative, placements and news. Check out below what we’ve been up to, and if you haven’t looked into what TuneCore has to offer, read more about our Music Publishing Administration services! SONGWRITER […]

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YouTube Announces New Artist-Friendly Features

If you’re an independent artist, the focus on marketing your music to your fan base and your efforts to reach new fans never ceases. YouTube, a social media platform once heralded solely for its ability to amuse viewers by way of cat videos, is now considered the largest streaming service on the Internet. And it’s […]

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#TCVideoFriday: Feb. 6, 2015

What’s happening, TuneCore Community?! Dive into this weekend head first and let this round up of TuneCore Artist videos act as your spring board! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5iKxwPxd0I] Young Dolph, “Preach” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oItpVa9fs] Nigel Stanford, “Science Vs. Music” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llbn88Lun7o] Brian Collins, “Never Really Left”  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0x7Rx6QC2M] MKRNI, “Mi Cuerpo Pide” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_-SPFLIKHA?list=PL4WIgznTY1HvyPHkYn800lBaubJ-GwIws] Sanders Bohlke, “Serious” [youtube […]

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#TCVideoFriday: Jan. 30, 2015

Last weekend in January! Superbowl on Sunday! Grandma’s birthday! Whatever your reason for enjoying this Friday afternoon is, kick it up notch with these fine TuneCore Artist videos… [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDrNQTgL7Qo] NIKO IS – “Cherry Beamer Dreaming” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR94wZfWYdY] KA’RON – “Public Enemy” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSViNoqvC6s] Kali Uchis, “Know What I Want” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djrY_eFDOwE] Housefires, “Good Good […]

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TuneCore Artists Earn over $134 Million in 2014 from 7.5 Billion in Downloads and Streams

TuneCore Growth Fueled by Creative Expansion, New Artist Services and Innovation New York, NY – January 27, 2015 – 2014 was a landmark year for TuneCore. Building upon its outstanding growth, the company today announced over $134 million dollars in 2014 artist earnings, up 11% from 2013 and totaling $504 million since 2006. Additionally, artist […]

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Ron Pope: How I Made $250K From Streaming

[Editors Note: This blog is written by TuneCore artist Ron Pope, and was originally featured in Billboard’s Op-Ed section on November 25th. Ron Pope continues our ongoing discussion on streaming music, but we love hearing your thoughts! We encourage discussion about how YOU feel about music streaming in our comments section.] I’d like to start by […]

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#TCVideoFriday: November 21, 2014

T.G.I.TCVideoFriday! Warm up to this week’s selection of TuneCore Artist videos. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtlY1Da0jt4?list=UUSwqZo6F7LqGBIRI329TcKg] Antix, “Smile (ft. Nomakhosi Nkosi)” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3O0hfKZr_w] David Justin, “Supernova” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GULwumPOY9c?list=UU34lkwiEq7EF3uba8yO6FZQ] Kissing Miss Lizzy, “3rd Degree Love Burn” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-AkoqaF2lA] Devyn Rose, “Falling 4 U” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Beud60zhhpQ?list=UUUCsALk4p90P5AcAHTRr-uw] Lenny Cooper, “Duramax (ft. Young Gunner)” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoUZTRl78RE?list=UUekQGIFfI25pvZVZ-U0Gqag] Drew Baldridge, “She’s Taken” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9QHNvKVnMs] Emeka […]

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New Music Tuesday: Oct. 28, 2014

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? More Cowbell Asher Roth Hip Hop/ Rap The C.O.W.L Sessions (Original Soundtrack for The Comic) Joe Clark Soundtrack, Jazz Victims of Love […]

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