Digital music distribution and publishing administration service provider, Tunecore, has officially expanded into Germany.
Tunecore.com.de allows German-based artists to collect revenue from streaming services, digital download stores, songwriter royalties, and sync licensing opportunities, all in their local currency.
- New TuneCore German customers signing up for an account will pay €9,99 to upload a single for distribution.
- Artists distributing an album will pay €29,99 in the first year and €49,99 each year thereafter.
- Artists may also pay a onetime fee of €9,00 for YouTube Sound Recording Revenue collection service (YTSR) and €69.99 for access to TuneCore Publishing Administration, which provides worldwide registration and royalty collection and placement opportunities in film, TV commercials, video games, and more.
Music industry veteran Stine Mühle, who will serve as the TuneCore Brand Manager for Germany.
Since the company’s inception in 2006, TuneCore says its artists have earned more than €580,000,000 collectively – from over 26.6 billion downloads and streams.
“We’re confident that this expansion will further solidify tunecore’s position as a leader in digital music distribution.”
Scott Ackerman, Tunecore (pictured)
TuneCore artists retain complete creative control and ownership of their music.
TuneCore Germany artists can opt to include their music in storefronts including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music, Deezer, as well as local German stores, such as Musicload, Juke!, and Buecher.de, among others.
With over 150 partners worldwide, TuneCore says it provides independent artists with the opportunity to sell and share their music in important and growing global markets, such as Australia, India, Latin America, Africa, and Russia, as well as the United States and Europe.
In addition, German customers will have access to TuneCore’s portfolio of artist support services, including YouTube Sound Recording Revenue collection service, LANDR, and TuneCore Fan Reviews.
“With the ever-changing nature of the music industry, we believe that transparency and durability are essential values for growing our company and enhancing our artist services,” says Scott Ackerman, CEO of TuneCore.
“Our global expansion into Germany not only allows us to further our mission to bring more music to more people around the world, but also upholds our goal of supporting our artists at the local level, in the best way possible. We’re confident that this expansion will further solidify TuneCore’s position as a leader in international digital music distribution.”
TuneCore Germany is the fifth international expansion for the Brooklyn, N.Y-based service provider. The company expanded into both the UK and Australia markets in 2015, while TuneCore Japan and TuneCore Canada have been providing similar services for local customers since 2012 and 2011, respectively.Music Business Worldwide