Here's the press release from TuneCore:
New York, NY – July 23, 2014 – Expanding on its core services that drive
greater opportunities for musicians to get their music heard by more people
around the world and advance their careers, TuneCore today announced the
launch of its Artist Services Portal and the debut of TuneCore Track Smarts
powered by SoundOut. The initiative demonstrates TuneCore's commitment to
enabling artists, regardless of where they are in their careers, to promote
their craft, connect with fans and get their music heard around the world.
Complementing TuneCore's best-of-breed digital music distribution and
music publishing administration offerings, Artist Services comprises a portfolio
of carefully selected, music-related resources that support today's
population of independent musician-entrepreneurs. Track Smarts, the first
fully-integrated service within the portal, offers TuneCore Artists the same
consumer-powered, accurate and objective insights from SoundOut, the leading tool
for new music research, that are widely used by major record labels and
radio groups to assess the market potential of songs. With TuneCore Track
Smarts, artists gain actionable intelligence including comments from music
consumers and ratings of individual song elements as well as guidance on which
tracks are their strongest, plus insights on demographics to target for the
greatest chance of success.
"SoundOut and TuneCore are ideal partners based on our mutual commitment
to supporting independent artists and providing them with industry leading
tools to help them maximize their potential," stated David Courtier-Dutton,
Founder and CEO of SoundOut. "We are also excited to be bringing
additional commercial opportunities to TuneCore Artists as part of the Track Smarts
In addition to Track Smarts, TuneCore Artist Services features invaluable
tools for promotion, website building, merchandise management and
fan-engagement. TuneCore has negotiated special features and pricing with many of its
service partners, as a further value-add for all TuneCore Artists. The company
expects to continuously augment the portal with a broad range of services
to support their growing community's needs.
"TuneCore views the evolution of the music industry as the ongoing opening
of previously-locked doors, where artists now have more opportunity to get
their music out to the world and actually make money," stated Scott
Ackerman, TuneCore CEO. "The creation of the Artist Services portal underscores
our commitment to providing independent artists with a suite of services on
par with those traditionally available only to an elite group of artists to
help propel all TuneCore Artists forward on their journeys to success."
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and
songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own
careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music
catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $438.8 million on 8.8 billion
streams and downloads since inception. TuneCore Music Distribution services
help artists, labels and managers sell their music worldwide through iTunes,
Amazon MP3, Spotify, Google Play, and other major download and streaming
sites while retaining 100% of their sales revenue and rights for a low annual
flat fee. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration (based in Burbank, CA)
assists songwriters by administering their compositions through licensing,
registration and worldwide royalty collection, including collection of YouTube
revenue in partnership with INDMUSIC. TuneCore is based in Brooklyn, NY and
is backed by Opus Capital and Guitar Center.
SoundOut (www.soundout.com) is the market-leading online consumer insight
and analytics service for the music and fashion industries. Clients include
Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Warner Music Group, CBS Radio and thousands
of independent artists. SoundOut's online music testing provides detailed
and accurate reports generated from consumer feedback on new music tracks.
Through its award-winning, patent pending technology and big data platform,
SoundOut is able to help inform music marketing decisions by combining
crowdsourcing with an ever growing 12 million strong proprietary consumer review
database to accurately position every potential new track with everything
that has gone before, by demographic, territory, genre and other material an
artist has released.
Tune core is a must these days. Manage your releases on all the different digital platforms for a reasonable low fee. This is as essential as joining up to your artist royalties association.
26-Jul-14 09:20 PM
Still no patches, but we're on course for Summer release