Best Practices: Choosing Your Release Date

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Daniel Iammatteo, Content Specialist on TuneCore’s Entertainment Relations team.] Whether you’re finishing up a new record or have your music ready for release, crossing the finish line means choosing a release date. And though it may seem like a relatively straightforward decision to make, it can have even […]

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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 one-sheet? […]

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Life During Quarantine: The Pressure to Be Productive

Tips for navigating a time when everyone’s naively telling you now’s the time to get it all done!

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Life During Quarantine: How You Can Continue to Thrive as an Artist

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Sırma Munyar. It’s the latest in our ongoing Life During Quarantine series.] As soon as it became clear that it might be awhile before we all go back to normalcy, many artists rushed to their social media accounts to host live stream sessions. At first, we got used […]

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Life During Quarantine: Assessing Your Video Strategy

We’re living in unprecedented times, people. But as we navigate through this period together – keeping an eye out for one another, supporting each other, leaning on each other when it’s needed – artists and other creatives are still finding time to work on their craft. For some, that might mean simply creating, writing, and […]

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Life During Quarantine: Creative Marketing Tactics for Artists

By Kevin Cornell Our on-going Life During Quarantine series is aimed at providing both solace and strategy to the TuneCore Artist community. We’re all in this together, and there’s not a whole lot of us that can draw on any other previous experience like it to cope. While we struggle with the cancellation of shows […]

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Life During Quarantine: Finding Ways to Stay Sane as an Artist

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Angela Mastrogiacomo.] Look, this sucks. I’m not even going to try to pretend it doesn’t. We’re all nervous, we’re struggling, and we can’t go outside, go to our favorite restaurants, or even find solace in the one thing that has always been a safe haven for most of […]

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Life During Quarantine: Live Streaming Concerts

By Kevin Cornell As many of our artists have been learning over the past week, just because COVID-19 is keeping us ALL indoors for a few, it doesn’t mean you need to disconnect from your fans entirely. Yes, the industry and its artists and employees are being hit as shows, appearances, and entire tours are […]

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How Streaming Platforms Are Changing Music Promotion and Discovery

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] As music streaming giants like Spotify and Apple Music continue to transform and revitalize the music industry, artists are just beginning to fully comprehend the seemingly limitless potential of new music discovery and promotion technology in 2018’s musical landscape. Songwriters and musicians continue to struggle to financially cope […]

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The Misery Myth: Why a Self-Destructive Attitude Won’t Improve Your Songwriting

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] No matter how gratifying songwriting can be, making meaningful music and sharing it with the world is often tedious, thankless and discouraging. With that in mind, it’s no wonder so many artists associate emotional pain represented by addiction, depression and other self-destructive habits with songwriting gains. But […]

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