TuneCore Announces New Partnerships with Slacker Radio and JB Hi-Fi NOW

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More Artist Opportunities for Music Discovery and Sales in U.S., Canada and Australia

'We are excited to add TuneCore’s massive library of artists to our service.' -- Jack Isquith, Slacker SVP Strategic Development & Content Programming

TuneCore, the premier digital music distributor, announced today partnerships with two new streaming music services – Slacker Radio and JB Hi-Fi NOW.

One of TuneCore’s primary objectives is to meet the growing consumer demand for streaming music by continuing to grow store partnerships and expand worldwide reach for their artists. Slacker Radio and JB Hi-Fi NOW each provide TuneCore Artists the opportunity for even greater music discovery among the millions of subscribers using their service.

Slacker Radio has more than 30 million registered listeners in the U.S. and Canada, and delivers handcrafted radio programming to listeners anytime, anywhere and on any device. With more than 300 human-curated stations, and a massive library of more than 13 million songs, Slacker Radio takes the work out of music discovery and provides TuneCore Artists, who cross all music genres, the chance to get placed on these custom stations.

Jack Isquith, Slacker Senior Vice President of Strategic Development and Content Programming, says this about the new partnership with TuneCore, “We are excited to add TuneCore’s massive library of artists to our service. Slacker’s team of human music experts delivers a much deeper music discovery experience than the predictability of an algorithm or the tiny slate of artists on most terrestrial radio."

JB Hi-Fi NOW is the largest Australian-owned music streaming service with a loyal, growing subscriber base. As the #6 ranked country in music sales with a $22 per person average music spend (higher than the U.S.), Australia is a strong music-buying market that provides an excellent source for TuneCore Artists to get discovered by an entirely new group of fans.

Dan Nevin, Digital Music Manager at JB Hi-Fi NOW, understands the value the new partnership brings to both parties and says, “In 2013 JB Hi-Fi NOW has significantly increased their catalog and now has over 21 million tracks. Quantity is one thing, but for us as one of the leading music subscription services in Australia, quality is king. That is why it was so important to us to partner with TuneCore and ensure that our users have access to their quality catalog.”

TuneCore continues to provide opportunities to help TuneCore Artists optimize revenue-earning potential by growing their digital music partnerships and supporting songwriter royalty collection with their Music Publishing Administration business, which now enable artists to fully monetize their music on YouTube.

About TuneCore
TuneCore is the premiere digital music distributor with one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. TuneCore Music Distribution, for an annual flat fee, provides an effective, affordable solution for artists, labels and managers to distribute to iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Google Play and other major download and streaming sites and enables artists to keep 100% of their sales revenue and all of their rights. TuneCore Artists, who range from newcomers to high-profile performers, have earned over $330 million on over 4 billion downloads and streams and shared their successes within the artist community. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration licenses and registers songwriters' compositions and collects royalties worldwide. TuneCore and INDMUSIC enable artists to fully monetize their music on YouTube. TuneCore is based in Brooklyn, NY and is backed by Opus Capital and Guitar Center.

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