A Move Toward Independence
The music industry has made some dramatic changes in recent years. When today’s musicians are looking to share their music with the world they no longer are trying to get a record deal from a major label. Instead they choose to independently distribute their music and build their own followings without major record label assistance.
Many recording artists have found Tunecore to be a great solution for their digital music distribution needs. Upon signing up for their services, users have the opportunity to place their music in online stores such as iTunes and AmazonMP3 for sale.
As one of the world’s largest music distributors, Tunecore has provided a platform for its artists to sell over 400 million units of music and make earnings over $174 million dollars from the sale of their recordings. Tunecore artists also have the opportunity to access services such as:
- CD Duplication, Replication
- DVD Duplication
- Full Color Posters
- Worldwide Music Distribution to 19 Stores
How Digital Distribution Works
With Tunecore you’ll pay around $50 to have an album distributed or $10 to have a song/ringtone shared worldwide. Each year you pay a renewal fee to keep your service active.
Once you’ve gotten your music mixed and mastered, simply upload an mp3/wav version of your song to Tunecore and you’re ready to rock and roll! Be sure to upload your song in 16 bit 44.1 khz format.
Recently, Tunecore has been criticized for its price hikes but as with many things prices eventually go up. CD Baby, a competitor, has also seen increases in its prices. If you’re utilizing these services for your distribution be sure to read through your terms of service and review them with an attorney in advance so that you don’t wake up to any surprises.
When it comes to getting your music heard, Tunecore, even with its price increases, is still a great choice. Because the traditional music distribution methods via record labels are waning, recording artists are finding that services like Tunecore are essential and well worth the cost for the value they provide.