TuneCore is a music delivery and distribution service that gets artists’ original music (even cover versions) and record label releases up for sale on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Sony Connect, MusicNet and Napster without asking for your rights or taking any money from the sale or use of your music.
Enter the name of your band, the name of the album, upload your art and songs select which digital stores you want you music in and you’re done!
Providing services to active players is a good part of the music business to be in.
CD Baby is another artist services business, and they’re growing like a beanstalk.
5 thoughts on “artist services.”
Hey there, I’m the head of technology at TuneCore, thanks for posting about us. :) TuneCore growing like crazy, with more and more high profile artists and stars-to-be signing up with us. The main difference between us and CD Baby is that we don’t take a back end cut from sales of your music – we pass every penny on to you.
Hey Gary, thanks for stopping in.
The other big difference is that you’re a recurring cash payment, while they keep going forever on an up-front fee. It’s an interesting difference, since your style is going to clean out bands that aren’t going concerns.
The recurring fee caught my eye, too, although as these services come on-line, market forces will eventually determine which fee structure works. It’s hard for me to say if this recurring model is a problem or a logical way to handle it at this early stage.
By contrast, I was unhappy with the artificial one year statute of limitations on suits among the terms and conditions. Articially short statutes of limitations always seem to me to be unfortunate.
Still, it’s easy to dwell upon the negative when the positive is so interesting. I think it’s really cool that a self-releasing artist can now easily click through to an album release among most of the “usual suspects”. I think this is a creative approach, and I hope it succeeds.