The World’s Premier Music Distributor, TuneCore, Announces Programs to Drive Artist Revenue

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Industry leader, TuneCore, launches customer referral program and music social sharing.

TuneCore, the premier digital music distributor with one of the highest revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, announced two new ways for their artists to earn more money and expand their music-buying fan bases, both based on the business-building power of social sharing.

The first initiative is the Refer-A-Friend customer referral program, the only loyalty program of its kind offered by a music distributor. The program gives artists the opportunity to earn cash rewards when they successfully refer friends to TuneCore through their social media networks.

“The vast majority of TuneCore Artists enthusiastically recommend TuneCore to their friends and a large amount of our growth is a direct result of these referrals. As a thank you for their loyalty, we decided to implement a way to give back to those who are recommending our services to their friends,” says Scott Ackerman, TuneCore COO. “The Refer-A-Friend program is a win-win for us all: our artists benefit from earning cash rewards, and their friends (and our new customers) get all the value TuneCore offers including: the lowest first-year album distribution fee, the benefit of keeping 100% of their music sales, detailed accounting and reporting, top-notch customer care and Publishing Administration to collect worldwide songwriter royalties.”

The Brothers Burn, the first TuneCore band to earn a Refer-A-Friend cash reward, is a big supporter of the program, says, “TuneCore has consistently made their artists a priority and they continue to find ways in which to help artists benefit from their services, whether through their affordable music distribution services, shared industry advice, and now, through the new referral loyalty program.”

The power of social sharing is further leveraged by TuneCore’s newly implemented music sharing functionality -- enabling artists to easily share their existing or new releases with their fan network. TuneCore is encouraging their artists to use the power of the Internet and social media networks to promote their music and drive more sales.

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About TuneCore

TuneCore is the premiere digital music distributor with one of the largest music catalogs in the world. Since its launch in 2006, over 1.8 billion TuneCore Artists’ music units have been downloaded or streamed, generating over $250 million in revenue earned by TuneCore Artists, ranging from indie artists to high-profile performers.

For an annual flat fee, TuneCore Distribution provides an easy-to-use, affordable digital solution for artists to get their music distributed 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 Publishing Administration, using a web-based interface, gives songwriters worldwide the ability for TuneCore to license and register their compositions globally for a one-time flat fee, collect royalties from over 60 countries and deposit the royalty revenue directly into their TuneCore accounts. Driven by in-house Creative, TuneCore actively markets compositions for synch licensing agreements for music placements in TV, film, video games, mobile applications, and other medias.

TuneCore continues to support the international artist community with the launch of TuneCore Canada in 2011 and TuneCore Japan in 2012.

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