10 Tips for Keeping Your Hip Hop Beats From Sounding Stale

A producer’s main challenge is to constantly create fresh material. No matter whether you’re a seasoned pro or an inspired upstart, at some point in your journey you’re likely to encounter what we sometimes refer to as “beat block.” Either that or you end up feeling like you’re reproducing the same beats over and over again.

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New Music Friday: July 3, 2020

FEATURING NEW RELEASES FROM Russ, Anthem Lights, Night Mirrors, & more! SUBMIT YOUR UPCOMING RELEASEto be featured on TuneCore’s New Music Friday Blog! THIS WEEK’S FEATURED RELEASE:Russ Live From the VillaRussHip Hop/Rap ” You can make millions upon millions of dollars on Tunecore and not have to break anyone off… Be honest so the next […]

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The State of Playlists – 2020

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Monica Moser of Streaming Promotions.] Playlists have evolved from a music lover’s pastime to an essential area of attention for all artists & groups in 2020.  Some have even posited in recent years that they are the “new radio,” though their function is different and the strategy to […]

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June 2020 Industry Wrap-Up

Another month of isolation, another month of headlines from the music world. TuneCore is doing our best to provide helpful, pragmatic, and hopeful content during this pandemic. While COVID-19 has no doubt impacted the music industry and artists alike, we’re continuing our monthly column of hand-picked articles across the web that you might have missed.

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Tips For Social Media Posting Frequency in 2020

While many have the opinion that you can never post too much on a social media network, research shows that there’s definitely a threshold after which additional posts begin to feel like spam. That point varies for each network however.

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Planning Your Release – TuneCore Live Session [Recap + Stream]

Release planning is essential. Whether it’s a single, an EP or an album, having a road map will help ensure that you’re as prepared as possible for a successful campaign. That means everything from distribution (cover art, audio files, and dates) to promotion (media list, playlist pitching, and creative assets). But as an up and […]

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New Music Friday: June 26, 2020

FEATURING NEW RELEASES FROM Anthem Lights, Love Ghost, Gregory Dillon & more! SUBMIT YOUR UPCOMING RELEASEto be featured on TuneCore’s New Music Friday Blog! THIS WEEK’S FEATURED RELEASE:Love Ghost Outer SpaceLove GhostAlternative, Rock “Being an independent artist means hustling until there is no stone left to turn over. We are new to TuneCore- but they […]

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Life During Quarantine: What About the Music Venues?

As we stay glued to our phones, laptops and TVs for the latest updates as to when we can go back to enjoying things like getting back into the studio and practice space, there’s one thing we seem to know the least about: shows and touring.

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5 Things Artists Do To Stall Their Careers

Have you ever worked so hard towards something, only to feel like no matter what you do, you can’t get any traction? You work so hard to build a name for yourself, only to burn out and stall—but as I’ve noticed, it’s almost always because of the same five hang ups.

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