TuneCore Artists Close In On Earning One Billion Dollars In Revenue

When TuneCore launched in 2006, our mission was simple and clear: to help independent artists sell their music online, without sacrificing sales revenue or giving up their rights. At that time, there was only a fraction of the digital platforms by which artists can have their music streamed, downloaded and discovered in 2017. iTunes ruled, […]

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New Music Friday: May 19, 2017

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog. Is your hit next? Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! You And […]

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The Artist & Record Label Relationship – A Look At the Standard “Record Deal” [Part 2]

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. It’s the second in a two-part series on the Artist/Record Label Relationship – read Part 1 here. Justin is an entertainment and media attorney for The Jacobson Firm, P.C. in New York City. He also runs Label 55 and teaches music business at the Institute of Audio […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: April 12, 2017

Whoa…on this day 17 long, long years ago, members of the legendary heavy metal group Metallica filed a lawsuit against Napster, – who are now our friends and partners! – Yale, USC and Indiana University for copyright infringement. This was a big first step in the fight against piracy, and it was a lot to get […]

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How Open Mics Can Open Doors in Your Local Music Scene

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post written by Mason Hoberg. Mason is a freelance writer who covers music-related topics and is a regular contributor to Equipboard.]   A hard truth of the world is that it’s never what you know. Rather, it’s almost always who you know. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are, or how […]

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Is Posting Covers on YouTube the BEST Use Of Your Time?

By Carlos Castillo d lot of music biz teachers will tell you that you should commit time to releasing cover songs on YouTube because you’ll get all kinds of organic growth and attention. This is a proven strategy that has been working for several years. But, especially now that so many musicians are applying it, I’m […]

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3 Easy Tips to Consider Before Pitching to Music Bloggers

[Editor’s Note: This blog was written by Janelle Rogers, the founder of  Green Light Go Publicity, a music PR firm which helps up-and-coming musicians reach their audience.]   You found a list online entitled, “100 Blogs You Should Contact Now.” You’re ready to start emailing those 100 blogs about your album right away, because like the list says, those […]

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When Will Then Be Now? 3 Music Tech Trends in 2017

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the co-founder of 24West a full-service creative agency focusing on music and tech.]   As we’ve all grown accustomed to over the past decade, the music industry we will come to know over the next 300 some odd days will look […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: January 18, 2017

There’s something interesting about the date January 18th. Well, at least there was something pretty interesting happening on this date in the 1960s: in ’64, the Beatles entered the US Charts with ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ for the first time; a year later, the Stones recorded two iconic songs, ‘The Last Time’ and ‘Play […]

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Wednesday Video Diversion: January 11, 2017

For this week’s version of the blog designed to distract you from whatever iota of productivity you’ve got left in your bones, we’re celebrating the birth and life of Laurens Hammond (b. 1895), inventor of the Hammond Organ! Where would we be without, you Laurens? From the days of Fats Waller and Count Basie through […]

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