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TuneCore Partners With Beatport, The World's Largest Electronic Music Streaming And Download Platform

[L-R]: Andreea Gleeson, CEO, TuneCore; Robb McDaniels, CEO, The Beatport Group; Leigh Morgan, Global Director, b:electronic. Photo by Lauren Nally.

April 26th, 2023 - TuneCore, the leading development partner for self-releasing artists-owned by Believe, one of the world's leading digital music companies-has announced a new partnership with Beatport, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and their fans, to enable TuneCore artists to distribute their songs to the platform. To celebrate and discuss their new partnership, TuneCore CEO, Andreea Gleeson, and Beatport CEO, Robb McDaniels will be participating in multiple events at the International Music Summit in Ibiza including a TuneCore-produced reception on Thursday, April 27th and a fireside chat at the Beatport Villa on Friday, April 28th.

Andreea Gleeson, CEO, TuneCore commented, "Electronic music is a top genre among TuneCore artists. Through this new partnership with Beatport, TuneCore is excited to offer comprehensive distribution options for our electronic artists around the world, and give them access to a direct pipeline from their recording studio to the vibrant world of clubs, festivals and radio, as well as the potential for additional promotional opportunities through Beatport's DJ Charts and renowned editorial features."

Beatport is the world's largest electronic music platform for DJs, serving both downloads and streaming through a web store, mobile app, DJ Web App, and integrations directly into DJ software and hardware. Through the new partnership, artists utilizing any of TuneCore's UNLIMITED distribution plans will be able to send their music to the Beatport platform for an add-on fee of $7.99 a month (billed annually), allowing artists to get their music in front of Beatport's robust user base of electronic music fans, tastemakers, and professional DJs, as well as the platform's in-house curation team. TuneCore artists sending music to Beatport will also have access to the most comprehensive collection of genre tags among independent distributors, with the company now supporting 33 different electronic music genres and subgenres including House, Trance, UK Garage / Bassline & more.

Robb McDaniels, CEO of The Beatport Group added, "As the number of music creators around the world continues to accelerate, enabling TuneCore's customers to easily upload their music to Beatport is an important way for us to nurture new talent in the dance music space. We're thrilled to be working closely with Andreea and her team to help empower the next generation of DJs, producers and artists."

The new deal coincides with initiatives at Beatport to offer a variety of tools and support to DIY artists via its Music Services division led by Alex Branson.

In celebration of TuneCore's new partnership with Beatport, Believe, its development platform for self-releasing artists TuneCore, and its electronic music focused imprint b:electronic, will be kicking off a talent search to discover and promote up-and-coming electronic music artists and producers. Submissions will be open via a dedicated LabelRadar portal for artists currently distributed by TuneCore, and will be evaluated by an experienced and diverse panel of judges, consisting of producers, DJs, and industry professionals. Selected winners will receive funding to aid their growth and career development.

TuneCore will begin distributing music to Beatport in early May, and the submission window for the talent competition will open at that time, with additional details to be announced on TuneCore's social media channels (@tunecore).

About Believe:
Believe is one of the world's leading digital music companies. Believe's mission is to develop independent artists and labels in the digital world by providing them 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 1,650 employees in more than 50 countries aim to support independent artists and labels with a unique digital expertise, respect, fairness and transparency. Believe offers its various solutions through a portfolio of brands including Believe, TuneCore, Nuclear Blast, Naïve, Groove Attack, AllPoints, Ishtar and Byond. Believe is listed on compartment A of the regulated market of Euronext Paris (Ticker: BLV, ISIN: FR0014003FE9).

About TuneCore:
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, 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.

About The Beatport Group:
The Beatport Group is the worldwide home of music for DJs, producers, and their fans. Founded in 2004, The Beatport Group's family of companies includes Beatport, the preeminent store for electronic music DJs, Beatsource for the open-format DJ community, Loopmasters, Loopcloud, and Plugin Boutique for music producers, ampsuite and LabelRadar for streamlining label management and demo submissions, and Beatport Media Group for brands and fans of DJ culture. The Beatport Group's portfolio of products includes an array of high-quality audio solutions to choose from, including full song downloads, exclusive content from leading labels, a streaming music service seamlessly integrated into DJ software and hardware (Streaming), and exclusive sound packs and plugins. All of the content is expertly curated on a weekly basis by a global team that helps define DJ culture. Beatport has offices in Berlin, Brighton, Denver, and Los Angeles. Follow us on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.