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6 Ways to Increase Your Streams After the First Week

6 Ways to Increase Your After the First Week You put a massive amount of work into songwriting, recording, mixing, and mastering your music. Then finally, after months of effort and planning, you press the upload button and deliver your release to fans across the globe. It might seem like the work is done once […]

How to Distribute & Promote Your Music on Beatport

How to Distribute & Promote Your Music on Beatport is the premier electronic music marketplace, with DJs across the globe converting to streaming services to source their music. With live music making a huge global comeback, here’s everything you need to know to distribute and promote your music on Beatport. Make your next single the […]

How to Upload Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio to Apple Music?

How to Upload Immersive Audio to Apple Music? Make sure your files are correct so you can upload your Dolby Atmos Immersive Audio to Apple Music and create an immersive listening experience for your fans. What are & Apple Immersive Audio? As technology advances, so does the way we experience music and sound. One of […]

How To Get Verified On TikTok In 2023

How To Get Verified On TikTok On TikTok, there is no direct portal or service to apply for artist verification it is up to the TikTok and TuneCore teams to help you get verified. Here’s how to maximize your chances of getting verified on TikTok. TikTok Verification Checklist Fill out every section of your existing […]

4 Ways to Master the TikTok Algorithm as a Musician

4 Ways to Master the TikTok Algorithm as a Musician Uncover the mechanics behind TikTok’s content selection process and get your music trending on TikTok. TikTok never adhered to the standard model adopted by other social media platforms, where users follow accounts of people they know and only see content from those accounts. Instead, TikTok […]

Youtube For Musicians: 4 Fundamentals Of Youtube Music

YouTube For Musicians: 4 Fundamentals Of YouTube Music 1. The Basics: YouTube Music vs YouTube Premium Launched in 2018 and formerly known as Google Play Music, YouTube Music hosts 50 million+ subscribers[1]. With YouTube Music, listeners can stream songs, albums, playlists, artist radio stations, remixes, and live versions of tracks, as well as music videos.There […]

How Does Youtube’s Content Id & Rights Ownership Work?

How does YouTube Content ID and Rights Ownership work? 1. What are Assets? Content ID is YouTube’s digital fingerprinting system for identifying and managing copyrighted content. When TuneCore distributes your music to YouTube, their Content ID system automatically generates an asset. Each individual asset is stored in YouTube’s Content ID database, which then scans all new and existing videos […]

How To Promote Your Music On Social Platforms In 2022

How To Promote Your Music On Social Platforms In 2022 Here are 5 different ways to promote your new music independently on different Social Platforms like TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube + more. TikTok is now the go-to platform for fans across the globe to discover new music. The video-sharing app transformed how users engage with […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Releasing Music Every Week

5 Reasons You Should be Releasing New Music Every Week 1. Keep Your Fans Frequently Engaged It used to be about vying for fans’ dollars, now it’s about vying for fans’ time. Users spend an average of 52 minutes on TikTok[2], 29 minutes on Instagram[3], 18 minutes on YouTube[4], and 148 minutes on Spotify[5], per […]

Home Recording 101

From initial gear to soundproofing tips, learn how to start recording and producing music at home.

From Our Artist Community

TuneCore Partners With Beatport, The World’s Largest Electronic Music Streaming And Download Platform

TuneCore Partners With , The World’s Largest Electronic Music Streaming And Download Platform April 26th, 2023 – TuneCore, the leading development partner for self-releasing artists-owned by Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies-has announced a new partnership with Beatport, the global leader in music for DJs, producers, and their fans, to enable TuneCore […]


TuneCore went Unlimited to give independent artists worldwide total creative freedom and limitless opportunities with every release. Your fans want unlimited new music, and we’re here to set you up for success as you navigate the distribution process– from start to finish– across the world’s most popular Digital Stores & Social Platforms.  Social media giants […]


TuneCore is thrilled to announce our latest partnership with Snapchat, the original, global, ephemeral messaging app. Snapchat is available in all territories, with over 306 million daily active users. Verifiy Your Artist ProfileA gold star indicates an Official Story Account, reserved for the most important Snapchat accounts (for profiles with 30k followers, or 50K story […]


In this tutorial we will guide you thro ugh the step-by-step transfer of music  distributed by Zimbalam to TuneCore.  Since 2015  TuneCore has been part of the same parent company as Zimbalam, Believe Digital, but using a different distribution system, which is why this transfer requires manual action. This process described below shouldn’t take you […]

Tunecore Partners with GigRealm.

Whilst Tunecore supports the recorded side of music, we recognise how important it is to get the live side of your performance right to fulfill your full ambitions. The live music scene can feel impenetrable and daunting if you have no ‘in’s’, full of people offering ‘pay to play’, or never returning your mails. This […]

“It’s like having a focus group for each track”: how a sea-change in A&R and music discovery is leveling the playing field for artists

This is a post by Andreea Gleeson, Chief Executive Officer of TuneCore (pictured), who writes about what she sees as a “sea change in A&R” – how artists are now testing and releasing songs through the new musical gatekeepers of TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram; what that means for fans, artists and labels; and how DIY […]

TuneCore Launches “Best Of Europe” Playlist

London, 04.10.2021 – The world’s leading DIY digital distributor TuneCore has announced that it is launching a new collaborative playlist. Called “Best Of Europe,” and streaming on Spotify, Each month, TuneCore will build a playlist highlighting hip-hop and R&B music streams from France, Italy, Germany, Benelux and the UK into one collection. The playlist will […]

Trillary Banks Opens Up About Her Experience with the “Signed By” Program

This month TuneCore and our parent company Believe revealed that the ongoing “Signed By” program between the two companies has benefitted over 340 artists around the world.  That means artists who release their music through TuneCore and are identified as rising stars are eligible to be signed by industry-leading digital music distribution and artist development […]

TuneCore Partners with Hi-Res Audio Platform Qobuz

Note: TuneCore will only deliver high-resolution tracks to Qobuz.  That means that your file must be 16-bit, 44 kHz. Because you’ve chosen to utilize TuneCore’s Store Automator, we’ll only deliver your existing releases to Qobuz if they meet this requirement. High-resolution audio may seem like a niche interest, but in fact its popularity has steadily […]

What’s the Deal with Streaming Fraud? Here’s Everything You Need to Know.

It’s no question that music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music are dominating the digital world of music distribution. Streaming is a win-win for the artist and the listener: artists make money for every stream their music gets, while listeners can take their music on the go without having to download a thing.  Artists, […]

TuneCore News


TuneCore and Believe Partner with MIDiA for First of its Kind Global Study LONDON, BROOKLYN AND PARIS, Thursday, March 25 2021: MIDIA and TuneCore/Believe today release a new study on women creators, revealing the challenges, experiences, inspirations and their ambitions in today’s music industry. The study also commemorates Women’s History Month, building on and adding […]

Introducing TuneCore Rewards

For over a decade, TuneCore has been committed to providing independent musicians the tools they need to get their music out to the world, grow their fan base, and stay in control of their careers. We’re always looking for innovative ways to support our artists through best-in-class distribution services as well as educational content. That’s […]

Introducing TuneCore Certified

As a music distributor for over a million artists, we believe there’s no milestone that should go unnoticed. Every feat, from releasing your first single to hitting 1,000 streams on Spotify, is an accomplishment that defines your artistry and paves the way for even greater achievements. As you continue to grow and evolve, we’ll always […]

TuneCore partners with DIY Magazine and Bandsintown to launch #IndependentAF campaign in the UK

LONDON, UK, March 01, 2021 – Leading independent digital music company, TuneCore, has partnered with UK music publication DIY Magazine and #1 concert discovery platform Bandsintown to launch #IndependentAF in the UK. The artist-led campaign kicks off  March 2 on Instagram ( with a series of daily artist showcases from 24 UK-based TuneCore artists including […]

TuneCore Celebrates 15 Years of Empowering Independent Artists

Leading Independent Digital Music Distribution Marks Anniversary with Donations to Organizations Assisting Live Music Venues Around the World BROOKLYN, January 25, 2021 – TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration company for independent artists, today celebrates its 15th anniversary. The company will be making donations across the globe to organizations formed in order […]


LONDON, January 19, 2021 – Leading independent digital music company, TuneCore, has named Gareth Mellor as Head of TuneCore, UK, reporting to Faryal Khan-Thompson, Vice President, International, TuneCore. Mellor will oversee TuneCore’s expanding roster in the region and the organization’s growth in the UK. TuneCore is owned by Believe, the Paris-based digital music company. Believe […]

TuneCore End of Year Highlights

As 2020 comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate and reflect back on what made this year so impactful for TuneCore artists. We owe it to our community of talented and passionate artists to have been able to conquer all that we’ve achieved together this past year. While it’s important […]

Unbabel Partners with TuneCore for Global Multilingual Support to Empower Independent Artists

Unbabel helps leading independent digital music distributor boost SLAs, customer satisfaction scores while scaling dramatically TuneCore pays artists 100% of their revenue earned from streaming and store partners  Unbabel for Zendesk reduces response times by weeks San Francisco, CA and Brooklyn, NY—December 15, 2020—Unbabel, the AI-powered, human-refined translation platform that enables multilingual customer service at […]

Amazon Music For Artists: Customize Your Profile & Engage Fans

Amazon Music continues to be an undeniable force in the world of music streaming and downloading. Just as the e-commerce giant did for books, home goods, clothes – and, well just about everything else – Amazon has established itself as a source of new music for its ever-expanding, global user base. With 55 million customers, […]

Get Your Songs on Triller

TuneCore has had a busy year when it comes to bringing artists new opportunities to be heard around the world. We opened new doors in India and Italy when we partnered with Hungama Music and TIMMUSIC, respectively, and artists began sending their songs to the two most popular social media channels in Russia (OK and […]