London-based music company GigRealm has partnered with DIY distribution platform TuneCore, part of Paris-based global digital music company Believe.
GigRealm launched in the UK in September 2021, and says that it “simplifies the staging and promotion of live music by matching artists with the right gigs”.
GigRealm says that the partnership will see it provide TuneCore artists with access to “properly remunerated” gigs across the UK, as well as an ecosystem that will “empower them to navigate the live music industry and progress their careers”.
Artists will be able to access GigRealm services via the TuneCore portal.
In return, GigRealm will offer its artists discounts and special offers from TuneCore.
GigRealm has agreed partnerships with national pub and bar operators including Greene King and collaborations with several music industry bodies and companies, including Kycker, The Ivors Academy and ICMP.
TuneCore has also struck partnerships with the likes of Peloton and Qobuz in the past eight months.
“This exciting new partnership will help artists get access to live music opportunities while being paid properly and treated fairly.”
Reuben Narey, GigRealm
Reuben Narey, Co-founder and Head of Artist Services at GigRealm, said: “This exciting new partnership will help artists get access to live music opportunities while being paid properly and treated fairly.
“TuneCore service a well-established community of independent artists who can now take advantage of GigRealm’s easy-to-use, one stop live music solution and we in return will help the artists we work with connect to TuneCore’s amazing range of services.
“By helping build an eco-system that empowers artists everybody wins.”
“This new partnership will further empower independent artists.”
Sarah Wilson, TuneCore UK
Sarah Wilson, Head of TuneCore UK, said: “TuneCore is always looking to add value to our services offering and GigRealm’s elegant, intuitive platform is a great one-stop solution for artists looking to navigate the live music landscape.
“This new partnership will further empower independent artists and help them better connect with audiences, whilst remaining in control of their own careers.”
Tunecore paid out more than $400 million to indie artists in 2020.
In November, the company introduced ‘Social Platforms’, a service for artists to distribute their music directly into the music libraries of social media platforms including TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Reels.Music Business Worldwide