RadioandMusic
| 19 Aug 2019
Australian artists will soon be able to access TuneCore services

MUMBAI: After being launched in UK, TuneCore has now expanded its services to Australia, making its entry into yet another continent. Through this move, the digital music distribution and publishing administration service provider will expand its services across the globe. It also marks TuneCore's ufourth international expansion.

TuneCore will allow Australian artists to monetise their work by collecting revenues through various avenues such as streaming services, digital download stores, songwriter royalties, and sync licensing opportunities, and the revenue will be made available in their local currency.

Artists will gain access to iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music, Deezer, 8tracks, and KKBOX, among many others, albeit at a price. New TuneCore Australian members signing up for an account will pay AUD 14.99 to upload a single for distribution. The second option is AUD 39.99 in the first year for artists distributing an album, after which artists will have to pay AUD 65.99 each year thereafter. Artists may also pay a onetime fee of AUD 99.99 for access to TuneCore Publishing Administration, which provides worldwide registration and royalty collection and placement opportunities in film, TV commercials, video games, and more.

Independent Australian artists will also be able to sell and share their music in important and growing global markets, such as India, Latin America, Africa, and Russia, as well as the United States and Europe, as the company has 150 partners worldwide. Artists will have full creative control and ownership of music, as TuneCore will help monetise their work.

"Our primary focus has always been to help music makers get their tracks and albums out worldwide for fans to enjoy," said Scott Ackerman, CEO of TuneCore. "Our continued global expansion into the Australian market will help further our mission to bring more music to more people around the world, while also helping musicians and artists collect revenue through TuneCore's variety of services."

2006-founded TuneCore, which provided its services to Japanese and Canadian artists since 2012 and 2011, respectively, has given its artists more than $600 million from over 22.5 billion downloads and streams.