February Industry Wrap-Up

Our monthly look back at news from the music industry – distribution, streaming, publishing and other topics that matter to the our community of independent music makers.   Apple Music Eyes Eventual Leading Spot With 36 Million Subscribers As music streaming becomes more popular among fans each month, independent artists are seeing the benefits – […]

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November Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Adds More Artist Friendly Features As “Spotify For Artists” evolves and continues to set the tone for streaming platforms and how they allow artists to control their profiles, this month marked another update that most who distribute their music there should be happy about. Spotify introduced “Artist’s Pick”, a new feature aimed at allowing […]

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October Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Adds Playlist Pitching Options, Partners With Google & Launches New App October was a busy month for Spotify! They’ve announced some recent updates that impact fans, labels and artists. For music fans who use Google and Android smart devices, an advanced partnership now allows Spotify subscribers to use voice command control of the app […]

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May Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Launches “Spotify Codes” Remember the QR Code Craze? Sure you do! It took place a couple of years back when we began seeing these funny little squares with unique black and white patterns in them all over promotional materials, from the subway to magazines. People could use their mobile device to scan the QR […]

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February Industry Wrap-Up

The cold weather is slowly on its way out and SXSW is on the horizon – must be the end of February! That’s why we’re here to wind down the month in music industry happenings. Just because it was a short month doesn’t mean there was no action – read on to catch the latest […]

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July News From Our Store Partners

By Stefanie Flamm Our stores are gearing up for the second half of the year with some exciting new developments: Spotify attempts to rival Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio by launching two new radio shows on their service. TIDAL caters to both artists and listeners alike at the twelfth annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival in […]

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March Songwriter News

By Dwight Brown Spring forward. Get ahead. The publishing industry is becoming an investment goldmine. Artists who applied to a songwriting competition TV show get a wakeup call. A Berklee professor sues Spotify, while Spotify settles with NMPA. A hot debate over the length of copyright terms erupts. There’s a lot going on for songwriters. […]

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March News From Our Store Partners

By Dwight Brown It’s spring. It’s a time for growth. Change is in the air at our digital stores. New Google Play Music app adds YouTube video search. CÜR streaming launches and targets the tech savvy crowd. Spotify finds a new way to highlight emerging artists. Rhapsody is growing faster than daisies on a spring […]

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Scenes From TuneCore's Atlanta Office Opening

Earlier this week on March 1st, TuneCore proudly and officially opened its doors to the public to celebrate the expansion of our newest location: the rejuvenated neighborhood of Edgewood in Atlanta, GA! Kwanza Hall, Atlanta City Councilman for District 2/Fourth Ward, kicked off the ribbon cutting celebration with opening remarks extending his support to the TuneCore Atlanta team and […]

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January Songwriter News

By Dwight Brown A New Year brings more opportunities for songwriters to get ahead. So what’s up? Co-writers are leaving the strongest mark on top ten hits. Spotify wants to do the right thing when it comes to songwriter royalties. The digital age is heaping complications on jazz musicians, but makes composing a snap. Deaf […]

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