Some independent artists have been notably rude about Spotify royalties in recent months. However, a new partnership between the streaming music service and digital distributor TuneCore means many more indie and unsigned acts could be getting their songs onto the service. Spotify has been added to TuneCore’s list of distribution outlets, alongside iTunes and Amazon MP3 (among others). TuneCore says its artists generated 26.2 million downloads in 2009, and 37.4 million streams. Source: Music Week

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