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Mihai Sorohan
post Nov 9 2015, 11:41 AM
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Hi there!

As many of you probably, I am an artist that struggle to get my music "out there". One of the best platform is YouTube, but my knowledge of video making is less than 0, so I tried other platforms: ReverbNation, Soundcloud, SoundClick, Bandcamp... etc, all with very small success and things are going down... mellow.gif
While I try now to fix my videos and YouTube, I was thinking to use Spotify as a platform. Being independent/not signed, one of the options is TuneCore, which has a pretty thick EULA written in "legalese".
What do you think about using TuneCore? Do you have any experience you would like to share? Did you or somebody with a deeper understanding of the terms, took a look on the EULA?
http://www.tunecore.com/index/terms
If so, can you explain it to me in simple words?


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Todd Simpson
post Nov 9 2015, 01:02 PM
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tunecore is a respectable organization. Look for words like "exclusive" or "non - exclusive" rights. You really want "non- exclusive" meaning you can pimp your music anywhere.

The main problem you face is anonymity. There are sooooooo many bands now and sooooo much music that you really need an extra something to get people to give your music a chance. If you are not performing live, having people "guest" on your work is one way to bring in listeners. Most pro musicians will record a bass or drum track for around $300.

You may try to start by inviting anyone with a larger audience than you have now to guest on your next tracks. Even start with folks here at GMC smile.gif


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Gabriel Leopardi
post Nov 9 2015, 01:36 PM
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Hi Mihai, Todd has given you an excelent idea on how to reach more people. There is a site called The New Rockstar Philosophy that has lots of interesting articles to know how to do the best use of modern technologies to increase your fanbase. Link: http://www.newrockstarphilosophy.com/

About tunecore, I have used it and it's very good. Nowadays I use Cdbaby with similar results. You can compare both to know the differences regarding features and prices but you won't go wrong with any of them...



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Mihai Sorohan
post Nov 10 2015, 01:42 AM
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Thanks everyone for the answers and for the cool ideas. I will look more into this, also, expect collab proposals smile.gif


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