New Music Friday: November 3, 2017

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?

Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below!

Sugar On Your Tongue


Sweet Love
Jena Rose


Run Me Down

Rock, Alternative

Eric Nally

Pop, Dance

Captain Kidd

Alternative, Pop

You and Me

Electronic, Dance

Ordinary Girl
Annie Leblanc


At Home in the Big Lonesome
Drew Kennedy

Singer/Songwriter, Country

The Study on Falling
Asaf Avidan

Alternative, Rock

Seeker & Servant

Alternative, Christian/Gospel

My Friend

Pop, Hip Hop/Rap

Natural Disaster
Sam Lewis

Singer/Songwriter, Rock

Me Without You
Sam Lewis

Singer/Songwriter, Alternative

Bold Like a Lion
Meghan Linsey

Pop, Country

Cheer Up Charlie
The Social Animals

Alternative, Pop

My Chick (feat. Kydd Jones)
Cory Kendrix

Hip Hop/Rap

Wednesday Video Diversion: November 1, 2017

Nursing a Halloween Candy Hangover? We feel you. Fun fact for the start of November: it was approximately 20 years ago today that Scandinavia’s Aqua rocked the UK Singles Chart with their massive hit, “Barbie Girl”. Likely just by reading that sentence, the chorus of “Barbie Girl” is already stuck in your head! Enjoy that. And enjoy this week’s round-up of TuneCore Artist music videos:

Jae Jin, “Darling U Know”

Epic Rap Battles of History, “Jack The Ripper vs. Hannibal Lecter”

KoBoogie, “Don’t Be Mad At Me (Real Rapid)”

Captain Kidd, “Stay”

SiR, “All In My Head”

DJ SPINALL, “Gimme Luv (feat. Olamide)”

Truett, “Left In The Dark”

Charlie Farley, “It Ain’t Over Yet”

New Music Friday: July 30, 2017

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?

Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below!

Bad Decisions

Alternative, Pop


Hip Hop/Rap, Alternative

Man Of the Year
Leroy Sanchez

Pop, Singer/Songwriter

Adrenaline (feat. Bryce Fox & Roger Will)

Pop, Rock

American Dreamer
Kyd the Band

Alternative, Pop

Zones (Milk N Cooks Remix)
Zak Downtown


Better Than Brand New

Martin Kerr
Singer/Songwriter, Folk

Toast to the Stars
Blake Torrey


Catch Girl
Matt Chase

Pop, Country

Not a Fan

Hip Hop/Rap, Alternative

Rude Awakening

R&B/Soul, Pop

There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

Rock, Alternative

I Got U
Katie Price

Dance, Pop

Left Hand
Erick Dayz

Hip Hop/Rap

Electric Dread

Electronic, Alternative

Venture Klan

Hip Hop/Rap

Lost At Sea
Jena Rose


The Vibe Is Heavy 2
Tdot Illdude

Hip Hop/Rap


Alternative, Pop

Adolescence Swim

Hip Hop/Rap

DAY 2 Recap: TuneCore Austin Takeover 2016

If you thought Day 1 of our TuneCore Austin Takeover looked fun, Friday, March 18th made way for an even longer and more packed Vulcan Gas Company. Two events taking place over fourteen hours brought hundreds more people walking through the doors.

Day Party

Familiar faces Dead Stars kicked off Day 2 with their nostalgic 90s revival rock.

Dead Stars1

The trio from Brooklyn was followed by an eclectic series of sets from the bluesy Truett, the rocking Ron Pope and his Nighthawks, and the folky Ciaran Lavery.

Ron Pope

It made for an excellent reminder of what makes the staff at TuneCore so proud: a truly diverse array of artists bringing their own sound to the same stage, brought together by their ability to use our services to be heard by the world.


Case in point: two duos to share the stage were Pr0files and Deap Vally. Decked out in American flag jump suits and rock ‘n roll attitudes, Deap Vally brought the heat!  Totally glammed out and complete with bass drum leaps, fans came ready to rock out.


On the other end of the musical spectrum, the wonderfully synthy Pr0files used dual facing laptops. Their unique set up was center stage, a full electronics workspace!


Riding high off their latest release Stranger Things, headliners Yuck played old favorites and new cuts to an eager crowd of fans. They provided an indie rock warm up for everyone’s night as they closed out the event.

And with that, TuneCore, Swisher Sweets and Mirrored Media had just a couple hours to clean up and get ready for the night!

Night Party

The sun went down and the doors of the Vulcan Gas Company opened to a capacity line. World Arts Winners MRKTS and The Record Company took full advantage of their time on stage and were ready to entertain a packed house. Nothing like a little harmonica and lap steel to get it started, right?


The crowd moved and mingled to the sweet sounds of Brandon Kinder’s The Wealthy West, rocked out to the post-punk vibes of Holy Esque, cooled out to Kevin Calabra’s Airlands project, and threw their hands up for MC Kap G.


It was when Boston’s Sammy Adams (below) hit the stage that it really started to pop off. Energetic, genuine, and highly anticipated, the MC proved to be a true performer in every sense of the word.


Finally, late into the evening, our headliner and household name Wyclef Jean stepped up the mic! Let us tell you, the man did not disappoint.


Performing a set of well known hits and new cuts, Wyclef made the stage his home, introducing Trae Tha Truth and Carnivale dancers up to entertain a wildly grateful audience. Not to mention the amazing singalong for “Gone Til November”!


Want more visual action? Check out the Day and Night Party photo galleries below! And be sure to catch Recaps of Days 1 and 3.

Day 2 Day Party Photo Gallery:

Day 2 Night Party Photo Gallery:

TuneCore Austin Takeover: Friday Day TuneCore Showcase 3/18

For Day Two of our TuneCore Live Austin Takeover, we’ve lined up an afternoon party that’s heavy on rock with notes of electronic pop, art rock, and singer/songwriter goodness.  Like all of our Austin Takeover events, this show’s completely free, no badge or wristband required, and of course, features an open bar. Will you be joining us?

RSVP via Do512 here!

Whether you’re a fan or a TuneCore Artist, our staff will be out in full force ready to mingle! Come by, grab a drink at the open bar, enjoy some tunes and feel free to chat us up. The show goes from 12pm-6pm.

Now, more about the artists making up this bill! Read on:

Yuck Stranger Things 1

Formed while the members were still in high school in 2009, Yuck exploded onto the indie rock scene two years later with their critically acclaimed self-titled debut via Fat Possum. From there, the four piece band was faced with the challenge of an exiting frontman and a new guitarist, all while preparing the release of a follow up record. TuneCore is psyched to be distributing Yuck’s third full length album, Stranger Things, where we hear the band settling so nicely into their lineup it hurts. Check out a track below.

Deap Vally

Don’t let the fact that they met in a crochet class fool you – Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards of Deap Vally bring that “bottles vibrating off of the bar onto the floor” kind of rock. While definitely rooted in the blues, their rhythm brings the funk, and their attitude brings the punk. Deap Vally has toured with DIIV, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse and other heavy hitters, and are releasing their second album in 2016. Their latest single “Royal Jelly” should give you a good idea of what to expect!


Speaking of Ron Pope, we’re also excited to be showcasing Truett, who was ‘briefly kidnapped’ by the aforementioned artist and his band, where Truett played guitar. Born and raised in Atlanta, he dropped his debut single in 2015 with big plans ahead. “Be Mine” captures Truett’s guitar skills and blues/rock influence, which is sure to carry him far in 2016 and beyond.

Ron Pope

Ron Pope is a rocking singer songwriter who TuneCore has been proud to partner with over the years. He’s a wonderful example of an independent artist who used every tool in the toolbox to build a fan base both at home and abroad. Pope’s latest album, Ron Pope & The Nighthawks takes him into the territory of true American rock music, drawing on the sounds of the south. Check out a cut off that album below.



22-year old Ryan Camenzuli fronts his solo effort, Zuli, and released a debut EP Supernatrual Voodoo via TuneCore in Spring of 2015. With just five tracks, it’s one of those EPs that leaves the listener absolutely craving more. Zuli does a great job of combining a love for well orchestrated pop songs with a lo-fi indie influence. It’s easy to hear Zuli’s love of artists like Animal Collective and The Dirty Projectors throughout the EP. Check out “Forget My Name” below.

Ciaran Lavery
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Hailing from a small village in Northern Ireland, Ciaran Lavery uses his influences of everything from Americana to hip hop to craft thoughtful, acoustic pop music. He’s not afraid to use an acoustic guitar and write with an emotional tone, but Lavery avoids the ‘sensitive singer-songwriter archetype’ and stands out in the crowd – hear his latest single below and you’ll see how.

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Composed of longtime pals, Lauren Pardini and Danny Sternbaum, Pr0files is an electronic indie pop outfit driven by heavy drums, synths, and Pardini’s strong vocals. The duo go way back to their first project together, The Boy Traveler, which also featured Skrillex (before he was ‘Skrillex’). We’re glad they got back together to make music, and you’ll see why when you check out a sampling from their latest full length Jurassic Technologie below.

Dead Stars

Dead Stars is a three piece indie-pop group made up of cousins Jeff and Jaye Moore and longtime friend John Watterberg. Based in Brooklyn, the band evokes college radio memories from the early nineties, drawing comparison to Dinosaur Jr. and Teenage Fanclub with their fuzzy guitar riffs and hard hitting choruses. Check out a cut from their latest album, Bright Colors, below.