Shoes, Cross-dressing, YouTube, TuneCore & The Showiest Show

In late 2006, a few months after TuneCore was born, a then unknown artist named Liam used TuneCore to distribute an album. At that time, despite TuneCore having a staff of only three full time people (Gary, Peter and myself) this one album did not catch our attention until the sales statements from iTunes showed up. In October, 2006, this one album from an artist I never hear of sold over 20,000 songs.

I had no idea how or why, but being up to my neck in trying to keep the wheels on our new company, I forgot about it. Over the next three months this artist sold over 100,000 songs from this one album. I had to figure it out.

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Touring Logistics – Quick Tips and Advice by Jake Hartsfield


Jake Hartsfield is a songwriterproducer, touring sound engineer and a member of the TuneCore Marketing Team.


Been planning for your first big tour? Or your second, or third? Tour managing can be a lot of work – especially if you are responsible for an entire band. You have to think about routing, advancing shows, traveling arrangements, transporting gear, and how to pack. Here is a helpful guide to planning for a tour that will get you started – or at least thinking along the right lines.

Routing

When booking a tour, you want to try to route your trip so that you have the least amount of driving between gigs as possible. A good fluid tour with minimal transit time can help save on gas money and be much more manageable, especially if you don’t have a designated tour driver who can drive through the night.

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COREnered: Q&A with Myron Walden

This week, COREnered swings with the soulful notes of Myron Walden, an artist who began learning his craft on an old alto saxophone from the storage closet of his elementary school, which lacked a music department. Not a one-instrument man, Walden explores stories and emotions through the notes of his soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, and bass clarinet. Walden proves there are no limitations to his musical expression, as his many musical projects and compositions bring out jazz, blues, soul, and everything in between.

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COREnered: Q&A with Jesus Murio by Daniella Kohavy

This week’s COREnered features some latin flava with Tunecore’s own Jesus Murio (not only an Artist Relations oficionado, but an artist himself). Murio fuses latin hip-hop with reggaeton spice. Ay, que sabroso! What more does he have to say on some of the thought patterns and meaning behind his music? Check out the following Q&A we had with him to find out!

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Charting the Un-Charted

The New TuneCore Charts by Jeff Price


Today TuneCore launched two TuneCore charts

The TuneCore Top 20 Artist Chart

The TuneCore Top 20 Songs Chart

The charts are compiled from the iTunes daily trend reports. As we get more daily sales information from additional stores, we will include these sales numbers in the charts.

The TuneCore Top 20 Artist Chart adds together the number of albums, ringtones and singles sold to come up with the ranking

The TuneCore Top 20 Song Chart lists the best selling individual songs.

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