TuneCore Milestone: Artists’ Earnings Top $330 Million

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20% Growth in TuneCore Artist Earnings, 135% Increase in Music Downloads and Streams

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"We congratulate all our TuneCore Artists in achieving this $330 million earnings milestone,” says Scott Ackerman, TuneCore COO

Today TuneCore, the premiere digital music distributor, announced that TuneCore Artists have earned over $330 million in sales revenue since the company’s launch in 2006. TuneCore Artist earnings grew 20% January-September 2013 versus the same period in 2012. TuneCore Artists also saw a 135% increase in music downloads and streams during the same period, reaching over 4 billion units since TuneCore launched.

“TuneCore is committed to providing all artists with affordable distribution and publishing administration solutions to build successful careers, get their music heard worldwide, and make money from their music. We congratulate all our TuneCore Artists in achieving this $330 million earnings milestone,” says Scott Ackerman, TuneCore COO.

New product and service enhancements launched in 2013 contributed to artist revenue growth as well as the phenomenal 135% increase in downloads and streams. The industry-exclusive, web-based trend reporting, for example, gives each artist access to iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Spotify daily data, empowering artists with the knowledge to better manage and grow their businesses. Several new store partnerships, including Gracenote and Shazam along with JUKE and 7 digital international streaming services, are now available to artists, providing them even greater worldwide music exposure and opportunities to grow their music revenue.

At the core of these achievements are artists who believe that TuneCore enables them to get their music heard, supports independence and facilitates their success. Artists share their perspectives as part of I am TuneCore stories. TuneCore recently celebrated career milestones with several of its artists, including Boyce Avenue with 5 million music downloads, Ben Rector with 2 million and Ron Rope with 1.5 million.

Ron Pope acknowledges the role TuneCore plays in his career by saying, “Without TuneCore my project wouldn't exist in the way it does now. TuneCore allowed me to distribute my music all over the world while I was still developing a fan base. Those fans were able to access my music, purchase it, and support my project. Also, by connecting me with platforms like Spotify, where people have shared and streamed my music tens of millions of times, TuneCore has helped with my growth in a variety of countries.”

Month-over-month, thousands of new artists join the TuneCore community to get their music heard worldwide. They work with TuneCore to optimize their revenue earning potential, always keeping 100% of their sales revenue and all of their rights.

About TuneCore
TuneCore is the premiere digital music distributor worldwide with one of the largest music catalogs. TuneCore Artists have earned over $330 million on over 4 billion downloads and streams. Artists, ranging from newcomers to high-profile performers, find success with TuneCore and share their stories with the TuneCore Artist community.

TuneCore Music Distribution, for an annual flat fee, provides an easy, affordable digital solution for distributing music worldwide to iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, and other major download and streaming sites. Artists keep 100% of their sales revenue and all their rights.

TuneCore Music Publishing Administration licenses and registers songwriters' compositions globally and collects royalties from over 60 countries. The exclusive Sync & Master Licensing Database provides Music Supervisors access to TuneCore Artists’ music for commercial use and an in-house Creative Team actively markets compositions for placements in TV, Film, Commercials and Video Games.

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