TuneCore

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Tunecore
Type Private
Industry Music
Genre Publishing
Founded 2005
Founder(s) Jeff Price, Gary Burke, Peter Wells
Headquarters

Main St.

Brooklyn, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Jeff Price
Peter Wells
Gary Burke
Products Online Delivery (Music)
Services On-demand music distribution
Employees 40
Website tunecore.com

TuneCore is an online music distribution service founded in 2005. TuneCore principally offers musicians and other rights-holders the opportunity to place their music into online retailers such as iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play Music, Xbox Music, Rhapsody, eMusic, and others for sale.

History and overview[edit]

TuneCore garnered media attention from ABC's World News Tonight,[1] The Daily Mirror [2] and pitchforkmedia.com.[3] TuneCore's first customer was Frank Black, lead singer of the Pixies.[4] More recently, TuneCore achieved passing media attention when the company was tapped by Nine Inch Nails to deliver the music from their album, Ghosts I–IV, to the Amazon MP3 store.[5]

TuneCore is based in Brooklyn, NY. In December 2006, music instrument and equipment retailer Guitar Center bought a stake in TuneCore, giving the company access to the music retailer's customers. In the United States, TuneCore represents about 10 percent of the 20 million songs on iTunes, and it accounts for almost 4 percent of all digital sales.[6] [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TuneCore and the Music Revolution" (video). ABC. Retrieved 2006-08-04. 
  2. ^ "DOES TUNECORE SOUND THE END FOR LABELS?". The Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2006-08-03. 
  3. ^ Matthew Solarski (Apr 13, 2006). "TuneCore Helps Indie Acts Go Digital for Cheap". pitchforkmedia. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "New Service Brings iTunes to Indie Artists". Spin. January 19, 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  5. ^ Harding, Cortney; Cohen, Jonathan (March 2, 2008). "New Nine Inch Nails Album Hits The Web". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2008. 
  6. ^ SISARIO, BEN (05/06/2012). "Out to Shake Up Music, Often With Sharp Words". The New York TImes. Retrieved 05/07/2012. 
  7. ^ Lazarowitz, Elizabeth (November 25, 2007). "Brooklyn-based Web business helps sell music in the digital world". Daily News. Retrieved November 27, 2007. 

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