4 Music Theory Techniques To Help You Write a Great Chorus

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea Ira of New Artist Model.]   I want you to think of some of your favorite songs. You know, those choruses you could sing over and over for hours and still not be sick of them. How do you think those songwriters stumbled upon something so seemingly perfect? Was […]

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Approved For All Audiences: How To Make Sure Your Content Doesn’t Get Rejected

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by TuneCore’s own Tori Leche. Tori is the Lead Agent on our Content Review and Administration team. This article was originally posted on Hypebot.] Independent artists who want to get their releases on streaming platforms often don’t realize that some very simple mistakes could mean that listeners don’t hear […]

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A Hitchhiker's Guide To Releasing an EP

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the Director of Public Relations and Creative at NGAGE.] A Quick Look at the Assets Needed and Suggested Timeline for Releasing An EP as an Independent Artist One of the hardest thing for an artist to do is wait. Good […]

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Slapback Delay – A Must Have On Vocals & Guitars

[Editors Note: This is blog was written by Scott Wiggins and it originally appeared on his site, The Recording Solution, which is dedicated to helping producers, engineers and artists make better music from their home studios.] Slapback delay is a very common effect on tons of hit records. It’s really easy to set up! When […]

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Music Streaming Platforms & Mastering – 3 Guiding Concepts

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Alex Sterling, an audio engineer and music producer based in New York City. He runs a commercial studio in Manhattan called Precision Sound where he provides recording, mixing, and mastering services.] Background: As an audio engineer and music producer I am constantly striving to help my clients music sound the best […]

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Building a One-Sheet? Use This Checklist

[Editors Note: This article was written by Janelle Rogers.]   Do you want to be taken more seriously by the music industry? I’m guessing the answer is yes if you’re reading this article. One of the simplest ways to convey a professional band/artist image is through the use of a one-sheet. So what is a […]

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Creating an Album Release Checklist

[Editors Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve either just released a new album, or have plans to in the coming weeks or months to do so. So first off, congratulations! Getting to a place where you’re ready to bring your latest project into the world is […]

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Your Music Was Added to a Popular Spotify Playlist…Now What?

[Editors Note: This article was written by Sam Friedman and originally appeared on the Soundly Blog.] Be sure to check out our “Spotify Playlists 101” Survival Guide! It’s 2017, and album sales are sinking to historic lows. CDs are becoming obsolete. Even digital downloads are plummeting. But people are listening more than ever — they’re just streaming. The music-publishing industry […]

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How To Make Your Vocal Tracks POP

[Editors Note: This blog was written by our friends at Soundfly – learn more about their online course series and how you can get a discount at the bottom of this article!] These days, producing your own demos essentially means the same thing as making a fully produced record of your song. It’s expected that your demo […]

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More Tips For Pitching To Spotify Playlist Curators

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea G. Ira – a regular TuneCore Blog contributor – and it was originally published on The New Artist Model’s blog.] Be sure to check out our “Spotify Playlists 101” Survival Guide! “How to get your music on Spotify playlists?” That’s the hot question in the mind of […]

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