About TuneCore

TuneCore, owned by Believe, 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 is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville, 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.

Our Mission

TuneCore’s mission is to best serve local artists and labels in the early stages of their development in the digital ecosystem, with fairness, expertise, respect and transparency.

How We're Different

TuneCore Music Distribution

Helps artists, labels and managers sell their music through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, TikTok and more than 150 download and streaming stores worldwide, while retaining 100 percent of their 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.

TuneCore Accelerator

TuneCore Accelerator is the powerhouse program built to help artists find new audiences and propel their fandom at each phase of development. The program and its development plans are built by TuneCore and leverage an arsenal of industry-leading services powered by our promotional teams, marketing programs, and innovative products, all designed with one simple objective: drive discovery of your music, build your audience, and promote deeper fan engagement.

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Our Journey

2006

TuneCore founded as YourTunes, Inc.

2008

YourTunes, Inc. rebrands as TuneCore

2011

TuneCore introduces Publishing Administration service
TuneCore launches local Canadian website and begins international expansion

2015

TuneCore is acquired by Believe, accelerating international growth and expanding TuneCore's ability to support artists

2017

TuneCore artists reach an important milestone - the first billion in download and streaming revenue

2020

TuneCore announces that independent TuneCore artists have earned a collective $2 billion

2021

The first edition of BE THE CHANGE: Women in Music, a groundbreaking study on the underrepresentation of female creators in the music industry, is published
TuneCore launches local websites in Poland and Turkey, solidifying operations in 17 countries worldwide

2022

TuneCore introduces UNLIMITED pricing model, making distribution more accessible to artists worldwide
TuneCore is included on Crain's list of the Top 100 Places to Work in NYC
TuneCore artists surpass $3 Billion in lifetime earnings

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2023

TuneCore is named the 3rd Most Innovative Company in Music by Fast Company and introduces Splits, simplifying artist collaboration

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

TuneCore is a team of creators, for creators. Our mission is to support our artists and labels at every stage of their careers. Our driving forces are respect, expertise, fairness, transparency and our values include collaboration and innovation.

As global citizens, we believe that if we build more diverse, equitable and inclusive teams across our company, we will collectively create and offer more innovative solutions and better serve our artists, labels, partners, and employees.

We strive to build a company that reflects the communities we serve and embraces the diversity of the world we live in, where each person’s unique perspective is valued, and where everyone has the same opportunities and is supported in their personal and professional growth. From our hiring practices to the culture we create and nurture, we are committed to listening, learning and evolving.

Our goal is to make TuneCore an inspirational place that feels comfortable and familiar no matter how you look, where you call home, who you love, what you believe, or what’s on your playlist.

Shaping Music for Good

Shaping Music for Good is Believe and TuneCore’s global corporate social responsibility strategy, tagline, and core focus. This ambition is integrated at all levels of the company and within the heart of our business model.

We strive to shape the music industry for good by building trusting relationships with artists and partners, investing in the growth and talent development of our local markets, and empowering our community to positively impact society. We work to achieve progress on our core priorities:

  • Gender equity,
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion,
  • Environmental sustainability, and
  • Health and well-being for our employees, artists, and industry partners.

BE THE CHANGE

With equality in mind, beginning in 2021 Believe and TuneCore partnered with leading entertainment and media analysis research firm MIDiA Research to launch BE THE CHANGE: Women in Music, a groundbreaking study on the underrepresentation of female creators in the music industry.

For the fourth annual study, Believe and TuneCore partnered with MIDiA, a leading entertainment and media analysis research firm, to execute the study. With over 4,100 respondents from 133 countries, the 2024 BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equity in Music study aims to expose the reasons behind the gender inequities in the industry and create tangible solutions to combat them.