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We're more than a distributor. From Unlimited Guides & Master Classes, to showcasing top TuneCore talent across the globe, to the latest breaking news & partnerships- this is the complete, essential artist hub for every stage of your independent music career.

 

Unlimited Guides

How Does Youtube’s Content Id & Rights Ownership Work?

How does YouTube Content ID and Rights Ownership work? 1. What are Assets? Content ID is YouTube’s digital fingerprinting system for identifying and managing copyrighted content. When TuneCore distributes your music to YouTube, their Content ID system automatically generates an asset. Each individual asset is stored in YouTube’s Content ID database, which then scans all […]

Pitching To Press: The 23-Point Guide

[Editor’s Note: This guide was written by Amit Gurbaxani.] Words 1. Get the essentials of your bio right. It’s shocking how many acts get them wrong. This means making sure to include your full name or names (and in case you have an alias, your real name unless you’re anonymous), the city or cities you’re […]

Being Indie In India

A TuneCore Survival Guide dedicated to being an independent artist in India.

Music Licensing in India 101

Learn about royalties, rights and licensing your music in India.

How To Promote Your Music On Social Platforms In 2022

How To Promote Your Music On Social Platforms In 2022 Here are 5 different ways to promote your new music independently on different Social Platforms like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube + more. TikTok is now the go-to platform for fans across the globe to discover new music. The video-sharing app transformed how users engage with […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Releasing Music Every Week

5 Reasons You Should be Releasing New Music Every Week 1. Keep Your Fans Frequently Engaged It used to be about vying for fans’ dollars, now it’s about vying for fans’ time. Users spend an average of 52 minutes on TikTok[2], 29 minutes on Instagram[3], 18 minutes on YouTube[4], and 148 minutes on Spotify[5], per […]

Collective Management Organizations 101

Learn about Collective Management Organizations and how they help you collect royalties.

Copyrights in India 101

Learn about music copyrights in India.

Life Between Releases

How should artists be focusing their attention in the time between their last and next release?

A Guide to ‘Gig Season’

Learn about how to book shows and festival dates during the right season.

From Our Artist Community

UNLIMITED GUIDES: RELEASE PLANNING 101

TuneCore went Unlimited to give independent artists worldwide total creative freedom and limitless opportunities with every release. Your fans want unlimited new music, and we’re here to set you up for success as you navigate the distribution process– from start to finish– across the world’s most popular Digital Stores & Social Platforms.  Social media giants […]

SNAPCHAT BECOMES LATEST STORE TO PARTNER WITH TUNECORE

TuneCore is thrilled to announce our latest partnership with Snapchat, the original, global, ephemeral messaging app. Snapchat is available in all territories, with over 306 million daily active users. Verifiy Your Artist ProfileA gold star indicates an Official Story Account, reserved for the most important Snapchat accounts (for profiles with 30k followers, or 50K story […]

“It’s like having a focus group for each track”: how a sea-change in A&R and music discovery is leveling the playing field for artists

This is a post by Andreea Gleeson, Chief Executive Officer of TuneCore (pictured), who writes about what she sees as a “sea change in A&R” – how artists are now testing and releasing songs through the new musical gatekeepers of TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram; what that means for fans, artists and labels; and how DIY […]

TuneCore Partners with Hi-Res Audio Platform Qobuz

Note: TuneCore will only deliver high-resolution tracks to Qobuz.  That means that your file must be 16-bit, 44 kHz. Because you’ve chosen to utilize TuneCore’s Store Automator, we’ll only deliver your existing releases to Qobuz if they meet this requirement. High-resolution audio may seem like a niche interest, but in fact its popularity has steadily […]

What’s the Deal with Streaming Fraud? Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

It’s no question that music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music are dominating the digital world of music distribution. Streaming is a win-win for the artist and the listener: artists make money for every stream their music gets, while listeners can take their music on the go without having to download a thing.  Artists, […]

BE THE CHANGE: WOMEN MAKING MUSIC 2021

TuneCore and Believe Partner with MIDiA for First of its Kind Global Study LONDON, BROOKLYN AND PARIS, Thursday, March 25 2021: MIDIA and TuneCore/Believe today release a new study on women creators, revealing the challenges, experiences, inspirations and their ambitions in today’s music industry. The study also commemorates Women’s History Month, building on and adding […]

Claim your YouTube Official Artist Channel Today!

At TuneCore, we know how important it is to be in control of every aspect of your career. We not only help you get your music into digital stores around the world, but also provide you with pivotal data and sales reporting that can help you guide business decisions around your releases. That’s why we’re […]

TuneCore Certified

As a music distributor for over a million artists, we believe there’s no milestone that should go unnoticed. Every feat, from releasing your first single to hitting 1,000 streams on Spotify, is an accomplishment that defines your artistry and paves the way for even greater achievements. As you continue to grow and evolve, we’ll always […]

TuneCore Celebrates 15 Years of Empowering Independent Artists

Leading Independent Digital Music Distribution Marks Anniversary with Donations to Organizations Assisting Live Music Venues Around the World BROOKLYN, January 25, 2021 – TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration company for independent artists, today celebrates its 15th anniversary. The company will be making donations across the globe to organizations formed in order […]

TUNECORE NAMES GARETH MELLOR AS HEAD OF TUNECORE, UK

LONDON, January 19, 2021 – Leading independent digital music company, TuneCore, has named Gareth Mellor as Head of TuneCore, UK, reporting to Faryal Khan-Thompson, Vice President, International, TuneCore. Mellor will oversee TuneCore’s expanding roster in the region and the organization’s growth in the UK. TuneCore is owned by Believe, the Paris-based digital music company. Believe […]

TuneCore News

BE THE CHANGE: WOMEN MAKING MUSIC 2021

TuneCore and Believe Partner with MIDiA for First of its Kind Global Study LONDON, BROOKLYN AND PARIS, Thursday, March 25 2021: MIDIA and TuneCore/Believe today release a new study on women creators, revealing the challenges, experiences, inspirations and their ambitions in today’s music industry. The study also commemorates Women’s History Month, building on and adding […]

Claim your YouTube Official Artist Channel Today!

At TuneCore, we know how important it is to be in control of every aspect of your career. We not only help you get your music into digital stores around the world, but also provide you with pivotal data and sales reporting that can help you guide business decisions around your releases. That’s why we’re […]

TuneCore Certified

As a music distributor for over a million artists, we believe there’s no milestone that should go unnoticed. Every feat, from releasing your first single to hitting 1,000 streams on Spotify, is an accomplishment that defines your artistry and paves the way for even greater achievements. As you continue to grow and evolve, we’ll always […]

TuneCore Celebrates 15 Years of Empowering Independent Artists

Leading Independent Digital Music Distribution Marks Anniversary with Donations to Organizations Assisting Live Music Venues Around the World BROOKLYN, January 25, 2021 – TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration company for independent artists, today celebrates its 15th anniversary. The company will be making donations across the globe to organizations formed in order […]

TUNECORE NAMES GARETH MELLOR AS HEAD OF TUNECORE, UK

LONDON, January 19, 2021 – Leading independent digital music company, TuneCore, has named Gareth Mellor as Head of TuneCore, UK, reporting to Faryal Khan-Thompson, Vice President, International, TuneCore. Mellor will oversee TuneCore’s expanding roster in the region and the organization’s growth in the UK. TuneCore is owned by Believe, the Paris-based digital music company. Believe […]

TuneCore End of Year Highlights

As 2020 comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate and reflect back on what made this year so impactful for TuneCore artists. We owe it to our community of talented and passionate artists to have been able to conquer all that we’ve achieved together this past year. While it’s important […]

Unbabel Partners with TuneCore for Global Multilingual Support to Empower Independent Artists

Unbabel helps leading independent digital music distributor boost SLAs, customer satisfaction scores while scaling dramatically TuneCore pays artists 100% of their revenue earned from streaming and store partners  Unbabel for Zendesk reduces response times by weeks San Francisco, CA and Brooklyn, NY—December 15, 2020—Unbabel, the AI-powered, human-refined translation platform that enables multilingual customer service at […]

Get Your Songs on Triller

TuneCore has had a busy year when it comes to bringing artists new opportunities to be heard around the world. We opened new doors in India and Italy when we partnered with Hungama Music and TIMMUSIC, respectively, and artists began sending their songs to the two most popular social media channels in Russia (OK and […]

TuneCore Partners with Wynk

Learn more about our partnership with WYNK.

TuneCore Artists Show the Power of Being Independent by Reaching Record-Breaking Milestone Of $2 Billion In Revenue While Retaining 100% Of Earnings and Rights

The Company Pays Independent Artists An Average of $1.2 Million Per Day  Brooklyn, NY – October 14, 2020 – TuneCore, the world’s leading independent digital music company for independent artists, today announced the record-breaking achievement of $2 billion earned by its artists, proving the power of independence.  The company pays its roster of independent artists […]