TuneCore, the largest digital music distributor, announced this year that its Music Publishing Administration Group has signed four new strategic Sub-Publisher agreements. Mark Anders of Schubert Music Publishing says, “We are delighted to represent TuneCore in some key European markets. They are a forward-thinking, modern publisher, and we look forward to a strong working relationship both administratively and creatively.”
TuneCore Publishing Administration, launched in November of 2011, provides an integrated service that not only allows TuneCore Artists to collect the revenue from their music downloads and streams, but also opens the door for the composers of these compositions to receive their songwriter/publisher royalties from hundreds of societies, digital stores, and other sources, through one entity which acts as their Worldwide Publishing Administrator.
“These agreements, along with our direct affiliations with societies around the world and direct collections from U.S. digital service providers, make us a top-level Worldwide Publishing Administrator. For the first time in history, all songwriters will have access to Worldwide Publishing Administration at the click of a button, and will be able to receive their songwriter/publisher royalties that were previously unobtainable,” says Jamie Purpora, President of TuneCore Music Publishing Administration. Purpora continues, “Our automated online sign-up process is the first of its kind and allows us to process thousands of new Publishing Administration deals a month! Up until now, only the elite few could be represented by a Publishing Administrator in order to receive all of their songwriter/publisher royalties.” TuneCore Publishing Administration currently has 10,000 songwriters signed up for its service, representing 125,000 compositions.
The four agreements and the territories they cover include Schubert Music Europe - France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia & Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Slovenia, Luxembourg, French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Andorra, Monaco, and Lebanon; ROBA Music Verlag GMBH - Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; Native Tongue Music Publishing PTY LTD. - Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea; Cafe Concerto International S.R.L. - Italy, Vatican City, and Republic of San Marino.
In addition to the new agreements, TuneCore Japan KK represents Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan, along with direct society affiliations with MCPS/PRS - UK, Ireland; NCB/KODA - Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland; BUMA/STEMRA - The Netherlands; SABAM – Belgium; CMRRA and SOCAN – Canada.
TuneCore Publishing Administration is available to all songwriters and publishers not currently represented by a Publishing Administrator. More information can be found at www.tunecore.com/publishing.
In other TuneCore news, which really shows TuneCore’s strength in the industry, is their ability to sell artist’s music. Visibility and audience reach are the name of the game for aspiring musicians. Of course getting paid for your work doesn’t hurt either. The digital world provides the platform for artists to do so and there are a number of companies out there that do it. There is one company that does it best. With the industry’s lowest subscription fee…
A snapshot below of TuneCore – the largest online music distributor in the world – shows just what kind of return artists get by leveraging their unrivaled service.
2012 Figures and respective growth YTD:
· $101.8 million earned by TuneCore Artists; 47%
· 78.9 million downloads; 25%
· 1.2 billion streams; 258%
· Compare to the most recent numbers available for competitor CD Baby
This is business as usual for TuneCore. Since 2006, TuneCore has delivered their artists 1.8 billion music units downloads & streams, over $250 million in earnings and more than 447,000 total releases.
TuneCore (http://tunecore.com) is the largest music distributor and has one of the highest revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. Since its launch in 2006, over 1.7 billion TuneCore Artist units have been downloaded or streamed, which translates to over $250 million in revenue earned by TuneCore Artists.
For a simple flat fee, TuneCore distributes artists’ music to iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Google Play, eMusic, AmazonMP3, Deezer, Simfy and many other major download and streaming sites while taking no rights and no revenue from the sale of the music. TuneCore has more than 849,000 artist and label account holders, ranging from indie artists to high-profile performers including Nine Inch Nails, Drake, The Civil Wars, Sonic Youth, Beck, Jay-Z, Aretha Franklin, Keith Richards, Blood On The Dance Floor, Public Enemy, Willie Nelson, They Might Be Giants, Donna Summer, MGM Studios, Moby, Girl Talk & Brian Eno. TuneCore expanded its business internationally by launching TuneCore Canada in 2011 and TuneCore Japan in 2012. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration was introduced in 2011.
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