November Industry Wrap-Up

By Kevin Cornell Another month is coming to a close, and TuneCore is here to fill all you independent artists in on some of the headlines you may have missed. Whether it’s music streaming, publishing, product updates, studies and reports, or op-eds, we’re rounding up some music industry must-reads for all of you looking to […]

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Streaming Fraud and You: A Quick Guide

By Kevin Cornell   Over the past decade, we’ve watched music streaming rise as a prominent method in which fans consume their favorite songs and albums, and perhaps even more importantly, how they discover their new favorite artists. Once debated by artists big and small, there’s now an overall consensus that music streaming is not […]

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6 Benefits of Building Playlists & Sharing Them With Your Fans

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Some people claim that playlists have replaced the album, and while they do sometimes have a fair point or two, the transition hasn’t happened yet, and it probably won’t for some time. Having said that, now that we live in a streaming-first world, playlists have become […]

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How Streaming Platforms Are Changing Music Promotion and Discovery

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] As music streaming giants like Spotify and Apple Music continue to transform and revitalize the music industry, artists are just beginning to fully comprehend the seemingly limitless potential of new music discovery and promotion technology in 2018’s musical landscape. Songwriters and musicians continue to struggle to financially cope […]

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Why Playlists Are More Important Than Ever

[Author: Patrick McGuire *]  In 2017, the playlist has become an integral part of not just music but our culture at large. While radioplay and the blogosphere still have the power to bring attention to an artist, playlists are becoming a steadfast way for more and more listeners to discover and consume music. This isn’t […]

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iTunes Holiday 2017 Delays & Closures – Plan Ahead!

You read that right, folks! We’re already approaching the holiday season, and once again we’re here to remind you that it’s imperative to be prepared if you’re planning on distributing music during November and December. Like many of us, our pals at iTunes and other digital store partners take time off during the holiday, resulting in potential […]

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September Industry Wrap-Up

Spotify Expands Video Features, Partners With Hulu It’s rare that a month goes by without some sort of news around the music streaming platform Spotify’s latest ventures. Last month, we reported on Spotify extending a test to U.S. customers that added videos to their playlists, specifically within its wildly popular “Rap Caviar” playlist. This past […]

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Your Music Was Added to a Popular Spotify Playlist…Now What?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Sam Friedman and originally appeared on the Soundly Blog.]   It’s 2017, and album sales are sinking to historic lows. CDs are becoming obsolete. Even digital downloads are plummeting. But people are listening more than ever — they’re just streaming. The music-publishing industry is changing fast. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) […]

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Tips For Getting Your Song On a Spotify Playlist

[Author: Janelle Rogers *]  You’re absolutely certain you want, no, you need, to get on an official Spotify playlist. The problem is you’re not sure how to reach the elusive curators and you’re struggling to get past 50 followers on Spotify. Asking to be on an official Spotify playlist in that case is somewhat the […]

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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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