5 Ways to Optimize Your Time at SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo.Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and is the co-founder of 24West, a full-service creative agency focusing on music and tech.]   2017 seems to be a bit of an odd year for SXSW. Between the visa controversy and the fact a good number of traditionally […]

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5 Tips & Taboos to Remember at SXSW

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Jhoni Jackson, a music journalist and Puerto Rico-based venue owner.]   Planning is key to a successful SXSW experience, but there’s more to prepping than booking shows and finding a place to stay. Understanding what you could potentially get out of your time at the fest is equally […]

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UK Artists: DIY Day at The Great Escape – Brighton, Saturday 21st May

By Sam Taylor, TuneCore UK Taking place in Brighton from Thursday, May 19th to Saturday, May 21st, The Great Escape takes over the whole of Brighton, staging hundreds of gigs from more than 800 artists in dozens of music venues. Some of these gigs are part of the official Great Escape programme, and others part […]

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DAY 1 Recap: TuneCore Austin Takeover 2016

If you were following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook during the week of SXSW, or reading the blog leading up to it all, you already know we did it big this year. Five events. More than forty artists. One venue. We couldn’t be happier with how our TuneCore Austin Takeover went. Over the course of […]

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DAY 2 Recap: TuneCore Austin Takeover 2016

If you thought Day 1 of our TuneCore Austin Takeover looked fun, Friday, March 18th made way for an even longer and more packed Vulcan Gas Company. Two events taking place over fourteen hours brought hundreds more people walking through the doors. Day Party Familiar faces Dead Stars kicked off Day 2 with their nostalgic […]

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DAY 3 Recap: TuneCore Austin Takeover 2016

During the final day of TuneCore’s 2016 Austin Takeover, we handed the reigns over to our friends at Swisher Sweets. While Swisher’s promotional squad, the Sweeties were at every event this week giving out free samples to very grateful patrons, Saturday, March 19th was truly a Swisher Sweet Takeover at the Vulcan Gas Company. And […]

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Interview: Trevor Wesley – On R&B, Chivalry and Style

Maybe it’s something about growing up in constantly amazing weather, but South California-raised Trevor Wesley can show just about anyone a good time with his music. A modern R&B/pop crooner, Wesley has produced, written with and performed alongside artists like Ne-Yo, Wale, 98 Degrees, and Joe Jonas. Trevor has wowed the TuneCore Live goers of […]

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Interview: Yuck – New Album, SXSW, & More

London’s Yuck is a 7-year young garage rock outfit that immediately brought to mind the riffs, fuzzy hooks and vocals of bands like Dinosaur Jr. and early 90’s Weezer when they dropped their self-titled debut album in 2011. After critical praise for the release, the band rode on an exciting wave of buzz only have their founding member Daniel Blumberg in […]

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SXSW 2016: Revisiting First Timers' Experiences

Last year on the TuneCore Blog, we reached out to our community of independent artists to find out who was making their first trip to SXSW 2015. We asked what their expectations were and how they planned to make the most of their debut pilgrimage to Austin. Since we all know it’s easier said than […]

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TuneCore & Swisher Sweets Austin Takeover: Saturday Day 3/19

After an epic Friday night, our pals at Swisher Sweets are presenting a whole day of artists curated by the folks behind the amazing Swisher Sweets Artist Project. Hip hop, R&B, and pop – the Vulcan Gas Co. is going to be packed for this afternoon of music. As with all of TuneCore’s Austin Takeover events, all of this is completely free, […]

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