Spotify’s ‘Discovery Mode’ gains support from some distributors
Spotify has been coming under pressure over its ‘Discovery Mode’ test, which lets artists choose tracks to get a promotional boost in its autoplay and radio features, in return for a discounted royalty rate. Yesterday,...
July 1, 2021
Facebook wants to add more independent music to its catalogue
Facebook has worked hard over recent years to sign licensing deals with major and independent labels and publishers covering user-generated content across its services, including Facebook and Instagram. Now it wants to swell...
June 18, 2021
TuneCore to provide music for YouTube’s Shorts feature
YouTube is preparing a big global push for its TikTok-style ‘Shorts’ feature: we wrote recently about its launch of a $100m fund to reward creators for their short videos. Now it’s putting deals in place to make more...
May 27, 2021
‘Be The Change’ explores challenges for women making music
TuneCore and Midia Research have teamed up to publish a report called ‘Be The Change: Women Making Music’. It’s based on a survey earlier this year of women musicians, to understand the challenges they face....
March 26, 2021
TuneCore’s latest expansion is focused on Latin America
Distributor TuneCore’s global expansion continues, after a busy 12 months that has seen it open offices or sign partnerships in India, China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and Nigeria. Next on the Believe-owned company’s...
March 12, 2021
TuneCore launches educational ‘Rewards’ program for artists
We’re familiar with loyalty schemes for supermarkets, but for music distributors? That’s a new one. TuneCore is trying it with its new TuneCore Rewards program for artists, which has just launched in beta. It’s...
March 4, 2021
TuneCore opens South Africa and Nigeria offices for Africa launch
It’s quite the week for the rapidly-evolving streaming ecosystem across Africa, with Spotify launching in a number of countries there, and now distributor TuneCore getting up and running in the region too. The distributor...
February 25, 2021
Artist Russ reveals his weekly streaming royalties
"In the entire existence [of Spotify] I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single artist saying ‘I’m happy with all the money I’m getting from streaming," Daniel Ek told us in July, in an interview that sparked a rumpus...
November 11, 2020
TuneCore encourages artists to upload music to TikTok for free
The latest distributor to announce a partnership with TikTok is TuneCore, which hopes its latest promotion will tempt more artists into putting their music on the social app. Between 22 and 29 September, TuneCore artists...
September 23, 2020
TuneCore expands into Brazil and Russia with new offices
One of the music distribution trends of recent years has been aggressive geographic expansion, as distributors look to gain footholds in burgeoning new markets for music streaming – or those anticipated to grow rapidly...
September 16, 2020
Publisher Round Hill Music sues TuneCore and Believe
It's clearly the time of year for lawsuits and legal threats. Publisher Round Hill Music is suing distributor TuneCore and its parent company Believe. The lawsuit claims that the two companies "reproduced and distributed...
August 4, 2020