New Music Friday: May 12, 2017

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.

Is your hit next?

Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below!


2 Soon
Sy Ari Da Kid

Hip Hop/Rap, R&B/Soul


30 Seconds to the Decline of the Planet Earth
Jesu & Sun Kil Moon

Rock, Alternative


One With the Universe
Samsara Blues Experiment

Rock


Invencible
Black 
Guayaba
Pop, Rock


Everything Good Happens After Midnight
Tanner Patrick

Singer/Songwriter, Pop


Welcome to Fabulous Grc Lnd
Marco Pavé

Hip Hop/Rap, R&B/Soul


What’s It Gonna Be
Nathi & Alma Lake

R&B/Soul, Pop


Giving Up
Jake McMullen

Alternative, Singer/Songwriter


New Kids
Jerad Finck

Pop, Singer/Songwriter


Legs Crossed
Whissell

Alternative, Pop


All Biomes Okay EP
Shallou

Electronic, Dance


Eaters
Eaters
Electronic, Rock


Woman’s World
Estelle

R&B/Soul


You Don’t Know About Me
Ella Vos

Pop, Singer/Songwriter


Only Us

Paperwhite
Pop, Electronic


Young at the Bend
Born Without Bones

Alternative, Rock


Young Stunners
Junior Prom

Alternative, Rock


Layers Vol. 1
Heirsound

Alternative


Take Cover (Dark Versions)
Foreign Fields

Alternative, Instrumental


Covered A.R.T.
Alexis Roberts

R&B/Soul, Pop


Metaphor
Mt. Eddy

Alternative


Off the Burner
AdELA

Hip Hop/Rap, R&B/Soul

New Music Friday: May 5, 2017

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.

Is your hit next?

Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below!


Weak Remixes – EP

AJR
Pop, Electronic


Planting the Roots Only to Fall Out the Tree
$uicideboy$

Hip Hop/Rap


Devil’s In the Backseat
Lostboycrow

Pop, R&B/Soul


Moving On
Marshmello

Dance, Electronic


The One That You Want

Madi Diaz

Singer/Songwriter, Alternative


Shakira (feat. Marty)
Nobigdyl

Hip Hop/Rap


We All Fall Down (DNTST Rework)
Meiko

Singer/Songwriter, Electronic


Pretty (Ugly Before) [Live at Largo]
Elliott Smith

Alternative


Snappin’ Lately (feat. Tommy Nova)
Z. Rich

Hip Hop/Rap, Jazz


Five More Minutes
Scotty McCreery

Country


Count On You
Amanda Fondell

Alternative, Pop


Victory Laps
Wax Fang

Alternative, Rock


Perfect Color
SafetySuit

Pop, Rock


Love Hope Faith
Colt Ford
Country


Body On Fire
Maggie Rose

Country


AU
HOTT MT

Alternative, Pop


Silence
Ki: Theory

Electronic, Alternative


Cherry Pop (feat. Gl!tch)
S3RL

Dance, Electronic

 

New Music Friday: April 21, 2017

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.

Is your hit next?

Follow Music Made Me – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below!


Changing
Devan Dubois
Alternative, Pop


Older Men & Whiskey
Chyyanna Lee
Pop, Country


Monument
Lions Lions

Rock, Alternative


Goals
Nate Good

Hip Hop/Rap


Treat You Better
Throw the Fight

Rock, Alternative


In Dank We Trust

Black the Ripper
Hip Hop/Rap, New Age


Battles
Rita Springer
Christian/Gospel


86
Infected Rain

Rock


Passionfruit
Cimorelli

Pop


Addiction Kills
Jelly Roll

Hip Hop/Rap


Change: The Lost Record
Josh Thompson

Country


Black Hole Sun
Break of Reality

Rock, Instrumental

February Industry Wrap-Up

The cold weather is slowly on its way out and SXSW is on the horizon – must be the end of February! That’s why we’re here to wind down the month in music industry happenings. Just because it was a short month doesn’t mean there was no action – read on to catch the latest on Facebook’s upcoming video ventures, collaboration among the YouTube and Google Play Music teams, and Spotify’s ‘sunny’ new parter.

 

Facebook to Introduce Longer-Form ‘Premium’ Music Video Content


As online videos become an even more integral part of marketing and promotion for artists – from major label mainstays to indie up-and-comers – competition to serve hungry fans continues to heat up among all the big name platforms. If you’ve been reading around, you know that Facebook is a key contender in its attempts to offer users exciting ways to consume video content, including it’s rolling out of Facebook Live which paid some big name creators to help promote the service in its early stages.

Recently, Facebook’s VP of Partnerships Dan Rose expressed their desire to begin offering ‘premium videos’, with content shifting into the 5-10 minute length. According to reports, Facebook will offer indie artists and labels the opportunity to test and create episodic content while being paid directly by Facebook in the early stages; Rose says the model will shift to a rev-share after that. With almost two billion users, Facebook remains a major platform for promoting and marketing musical content.

Like anything else surrounding the world of copyright and video content, Facebook is facing concerns from members of the music industry surrounding licensing. When you’re hoping to take a slice of YouTube’s market share, at the very least, a platform should have systems in place that protect copyright holders and ensure that they can be paid properly for the use of their works. Like YouTube’s Content ID system that allows TuneCore to help artists collect their sound recording revenue when their music is used in videos across the platform, sources say that Facebook is in the process of building a parallel copyright ID program. This will be crucial in the potential success of Facebook’s upcoming premium video plans, and it goes to show the importance being placed on protecting copyrighted work – good news for artists of all stripes!

 

Google Merges Play Music & YouTube Music Teams


This past month it was revealed to media outlets that the product teams in charge of directing YouTube Music and Google Play Music will be combined into a single unit. Confirmed by Google, a spokesperson said: “Music is very important to Google and we’re evaluating how to bring together our music offerings to deliver the best possible product for our users, music partners and artists. Nothing will change for users today and we’ll provide plenty of notice before any changes are made.”

What does this mean for artists? Well, we already know that independent music makers can make their music available on YouTube and Google Play via TuneCore, but with the platforms technically being under the same umbrella, this appears to be a play towards creating a better overall user experience for music consumers. As streaming services acquire new subscribers every day, access to independent music grows and artists are able to make themselves available to fans who use all different ‘preferred platforms’ for discovering new tunes.

There’s an array of possible reasons for this internal shift at one of the biggest media companies in the world – perhaps as a move to simplify in-app listening, and more interestingly, a way for Google to negotiate deals with artists and labels. Either way, users of both apps will be able to continue using them as normal for now, and it’s highly possible that artists can look forward to a simpler way to reach YouTube- and Google Play-loyal fans in the near future.

 

Spotify’s Latest Partner is … a Weather Company?


We all know that weather impacts our moods. We all also know that music can play a similar role. But how do listeners build playlists that capture any given climate?

Ever the forward-thinking streaming platform, Spotify announced in February that is partnering with weather reporting website AccuWeather to develop and launch a site called Climatune, offering playlists for various cities based on varying weather conditions. This comes after partnerships with modern apps and companies like Uber, Tinder and Headspace, and shows that Spotify has no intention of slowing down its pace of clever collaboration with those looking to bring music into the fold.

So instead of just throwing on Banarama on those sunny days or curling up to some Morrisey during a morning rainstorm, Climatune offers playlists to music fans based on the hours and hours of research in major cities pointing to habits of listeners based on the skies. For example, did you know that residents of Chicago get excited when it rains, causing a huge lift in happier music? Houston Spotify subscribers, on the other hand, boost their acoustic listening by 121% on rainy days.

While it remains to be seen just how many subscribers will utilize this cool new service, we here at TuneCore see it as just another interesting avenue for music discovery via the popularity of playlists.

New Music Friday: February 10, 2017

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.

Is your hit next?

Follow THE NEW – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! 

miriam tamar
Firedance
Miriam Tamar

Dance, World

evil triplet
Otherworld
Evil Triplet

Rock

sarah darling
Dream Country
Sarah Darling

Country, Singer/Songwriter

fortunate youth
Fortunate Youth
Fortunate Youth

Reggae, World

mr criminal
Palm Trees & Sunsets
Mr. Criminal

Hip Hop/Rap

heffron dr
The Slow Motion EP
Heffron Drive

Alternative, Pop

hafro
Boy With the Flair (feat. Chris Sabo)
Hafro

Alternative

sir her too
Her Too
SiR

R&B/Soul, Singer/Songwriter

alien uncovered
Handle It
Alien Undercover

R&B/Soul, Pop

opus orange
Moon River (feat. 
Kotomi)
Opus Orange

Singer/Songwriter, Folk

logan mize
Ain’t Always Pretty EP
Logan Mize

Country

lindsey stirl
Hold My Heart (feat. ZZ Ward)
Lindsey Stirling
Dance, Electronic

no surrender
No Surrender No Retreat
Various Artists

Hip Hop/Rap

illenium
Fractures (feat. 
Nevves)
Illenium

Electronic, Dance

keegan allen
Million Miles Away
Keegan Allen

Pop, Alternative

future villains
Wild Flower
Future Villains

Rock, Heavy Metal

marc scib
Summer Clothes
Marc Scibilia

Singer/Songwriter

New Music Friday: February 3, 2017

TuneCore Artists are releasing tons of new music every day. Each week we check out the new TuneCore releases and choose a few at random to feature on the blog.

Is your hit next?

Follow THE NEW – a Spotify playlist that’s updated every Friday with new releases from TuneCore Artists – stream it below! 

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Bell The Band
Bell The Band

Folk, Pop

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Dear Me
Slushii

Dance, Electronic

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Ooh Nah Nah (feat. Masego)
SiR

R&B/Soul

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Be With You (feat. Lewis Rocc)
Triza

Dance, Electronic

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Slanguage Remix (feat. The Lox & Killa Kyleon)
Don
Flamingo
Hip Hop/Rap, R&B/Soul

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Love In The Dark
Sirma

Pop, Electronic

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All My Life
Lil Pak

Hip Hop/Rap

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One Small Voice
Carole King

Pop, Vocal

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Opera (feat. Method Man)
RDGLDGRN

Hip Hop/Rap, Alternative

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Maskin Alta
Mansesteri

Hip Hop/Rap, Rock

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Denim
Cypress Spring

Country

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Canopy
Nobigdyl

Hip Hop/Rap, Christian/Gospel

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Hierdie Is Die Lewe
Francois Van Coke

Alternative

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Love Hz
Satchmode
Alternative, Pop

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Family First
Carns Hill

Hip Hop/Rap

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Anywhere You Go (MRVLZ Remix)[feat. Timmy Trumpet]
NERVO & MRVLZ

Dance, Electronic

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Why Did You Swipe Right?
Johnny & the Tinder Hearts

Country, Comedy