Digital distribution companies criticize the UMG/Deezer royalty breakthrough

The new royalty attribution method recently deployed by Universal Music Group and streaming music platform Deezer seeks to make royalty calculation more fair. But the change is not universally applauded. Two digital distribution companies Believe and TuneCore, whose customers are mainly indie musicians, calls the system “reverse Robin Hood.” Continue Reading

TuneCore launches its digital music distribution service in LATAM

The Latin American (LATAM) market is an important and growing business for music services, so it makes sense that it would be for distribution to those services. One of the leading such companies, TuneCore, has announced its expansion into LATAM countries. Tunecore localizes its efforts, building out member websites in 13 languages. The company pays out about $1M per day in artist royalties. Continue Reading

TuneCore lands partnership for all-in-one publishing service

Digital distributor TuneCore has entered a partnership with Sentric Music, a British publishing rights organization, to improve its services for independent artists. Under the deal, TuneCore will use Sentric’s technology and direct global collection network for an all-in-one publishing administration service that offers members more chances to collect revenue on their work. Continue Reading