January 18, 2023 – TuneCore, the leading development partner for self-releasing artists—owned by Believe, one of the global leading digital music companies—has announced that it will now accept local payments in the Netherlands through iDEAL, the leading online payment method in the region. By offering localized payment options, TuneCore is working to eliminate the unique roadblocks faced by independent artists in their local markets and make it easier for them to distribute their music globally.
iDEAL provides a fast, secure, and convenient bank-to-bank transfer process for users in the Netherlands, and is responsible for 70% of online transactions in the region. This is part of TuneCore’s ongoing mission to expand payment options around the world and ease transactions for self-releasing artists.
Andreea Gleeson, CEO, TuneCore commented, “As TuneCore’s international presence continues to expand, we are working to support and empower independent artists worldwide, and in order to do that, we have to start locally. By expanding our payment options to reflect the needs of each local market, we aim to provide a smoother transaction process that will allow artists to access TuneCore’s services with fewer barriers.”
Nikolaas De Belie, Head of Believe & TuneCore, Benelux said, “iDEAL is the preeminent payment method in the Netherlands for safe and secure online transactions. By localizing payment options to include trusted, convenient and ubiquitous payment platforms like iDEAL, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing an artist-friendly platform for career development in the region.”
In the coming months, TuneCore will continue to roll out expanded payment options in additional countries and regions. In 2022, TuneCore achieved the milestone of $3 billion earned by artists since the company’s inception in 2006, reinforcing its status as the world’s highest paying distribution service for self-releasing artists.
Believe is one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Believe’s mission is to develop local artists and labels in the digital ecosystem by providing them with the solutions they need to grow their audience at each stage of their career and development. Believe’s passionate team of digital music experts around the world leverages the Group’s global technology platform to advise artists and labels, distribute and promote their music. Its 1,610 employees in more than 50 countries aim to support local artists and labels with a unique digital expertise, respect, fairness and transparency. Believe offers its various solutions through a portfolio of brands including TuneCore, Nuclear Blast, Naïve, Groove Attack and AllPoints. Believe is listed on compartment A of the regulated market of Euronext Paris (Ticker: BLV, ISIN: FR0014003FE9). www.believe.com
TuneCore is the leading independent development partner for self-releasing artists to build audiences and careers – with technology and services across distribution, publishing administration, and a range of promotional services. TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels, and managers sell their music through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, TikTok, Tencent, and more than 150 download and streaming stores worldwide, while retaining 100 percent of their sales revenue and rights for a low annual flat fee. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration assists songwriters by administering their compositions through licensing, registration, worldwide royalty collections, and placement opportunities in film, TV, commercials, video games, and more. The TuneCore Artist Services portal offers a suite of tools and services that enable artists to promote their craft, connect with fans, and get their music heard. TuneCore, part of Believe, is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, and Atlanta, and operates globally through local teams based in the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, India, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Singapore across 5 continents. www.tunecore.com