Local Publicity: How To Maximize Events & Releases in Your Own Backyard

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Fiona Bloom, publicist and founder of The Bloom Effect. Prior to running her own business, Fiona has overseen many careers including her time at EMI Records where she ran marketing campaigns for Digable Planets,  Gang Starr, Shara Nelson, The Solsonics, Eternal and others.] Artists are so concerned with the big picture […]

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What It Means: Catalog Sales Outnumber Current Sales

Every year since people have been reading and writing blogs, January has been a time in the music industry to examine the depressing statistics of album sales from the previous year. While often grim, these articles are an essential part of covering the year-to-year evolution and changes in how music fans consume their favorite genres. (Plus, […]

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14 Reasons We're Thankful to be Artists

Here in the States, we’re just two days out from Thanksgiving – a time of turkey, stuffing, football, family and friends. But this time of year goes beyond all that awesome stuff just mentioned. It’s truly a wonderful excuse to stop dead in our tracks and remember what we have and why we’re thankful for […]

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How To Balance Your Day Job With Your Music Career

[Editor’s Note: This article is written by Farah Joan Fard and it originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog. Great advice for so many independent artists juggling jobs with their passion while building their music careers!] Does going to your 9-5 and then playing a gig that night ever make you feel like a Clark Kent/Superman combo? Do […]

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From the TuneCore Community: Lessons & Advice on SXSW!

If you’ve ever been, you know firsthand that SXSW is a chaotic conference where instead of a few massive stages in a confined setting, you’re navigating venues and bars, and the festival grounds is downtown Austin itself. With 1/3 of artists performing at SXSW having distributed through TuneCore, we reached out to a group of Austin-bound […]

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#TCVideoFriday: Feb. 20, 2015

Happy Friday! Only one more left in this chilly month, but for now you’ll have to keep warm with this round up of TuneCore Artist videos: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A37ykTVNlBY] Denny Strickland, “Swerve On” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOsaMl6Pijs] Jessica Sanchez, “This Love” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smOLpFy9yUQ] Orange Grove, “Easy Love” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI9COvBzTjg] Grumble Bee, “H.C.A.D.C” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw2QikhWtSA] Dear Boy, “Oh So […]

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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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6 Ways to Build Personal Relationships with Fans That You Probably Haven't Tried

[Editor’s Note: This blog was written by music marketing strategist W. Tyler Allen, and was originally featured on the Sonicbids blog.] Quite often when I get a new client, work with a label, or give a consultation, I’m typically met with this kind of initial requirement: “I want 5,000 more Facebook likes,” or, “Get me 2,000 YouTube […]

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Securing Your First Press

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post written by Gav Duffy, publicist & owner of Raised By Wolves PR.] Many new artists ask the simple question – where do I start? With the music industry moving so quickly, it can be hard to keep up and know how not to waste precious time. In my opinion, the key lies […]

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The Latest From TuneCore Publishing

One month of 2015 is almost in the books! We’re pleased to bring you the latest news from our Publishing Administration office in Burbank, CA.  Take a look at who has joined our songwriter community and which compositions have recently been licensed in film, commercials and TV shows. Songwriter Highlights First discovered by Sean Combs […]

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