Leading global providers of digital music distribution services for independent artists continue global expansion into Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg
Amsterdam/Brussels, June 17, 2021 – Believe and its subsidiary TuneCore, independent global leaders in digital music distribution, today officially announced their expansion into Benelux. Together, the companies offer artists international access to the music market, at every stage of their careers. Nikolaas De Belie has been named Head of Believe & TuneCore, Benelux.
Believe currently has operations in 50 countries and besides DIY distributor TuneCore, offers Believe Label & Artist Solutions and Artist Services. The company offers a total solution for independent labels and artists at all stages of their development and uses its digital expertise to make the music market more accessible through innovative technology, with artists retaining their masters throughout. A preferred partner at key streaming and store partners, Believe is able to negotiate advantageous rates directly with the streaming platforms without an intermediary, resulting in higher payouts for Believe and TuneCore artists and labels.
With local operations in 14 countries and on 4 continents, TuneCore is the leading global DIY music platform for independent artists and labels, enabling artists to distribute their music on more than 150 streaming platforms worldwide, including Spotify, Apple Music, TikTok and Deezer. TuneCore pays 100% of 100% of revenue to artists, never using a middle man and in October of 2020, crossed the $2 billion mark in revenue earned by artists.
Said De Belie, “Due to the pandemic, digital growth in Benelux has accelerated. More than 80% of Dutch music income now comes from streaming, with independent artists and labels becoming stronger than ever before. With our expertise, data and technology in Benelux, Believe and TuneCore are uniquely positioned to quickly become the leading digital music distribution partner of the independent music community here.”
Commented Faryal Khan-Thompson, Vice President, International, TuneCore, “Benelux is a exciting market which is known for its exceptional talent pool. When we looked at growing our international footprint, it was a natural choice for expansion. Having Nikolaas in the role leading our efforts in the area was also an easy decision – he brings invaluable expertise and experience, and has a keen sense of what’s happening in the local music industry.”