Not really! TuneCore is a music distribution service, NOT a promotional company!
A question we hear a lot is, “does TuneCore promote my music?”
The short answer is TuneCore can help you promote your music, but in order to properly and professionally market yourself, you’ll need to use services outside of TuneCore.
This isn’t necessarily bad news for you TuneCore users (and the same advice we’ll cover here applies to you Distrokid users as well!), since these days, there are no shortage of ways to promote music and the artists who make it.
Don’t know where to start? Seek help!
If you’re a real talent, music probably comes easy to you.
Even if that’s the case, it doesn’t mean promoting your music comes naturally at all!
The number one thing to remember once you’ve decided to get serious about promoting yourself is this:
Don’t be too proud to admit you need help.
The reality is this: there are a TON of services that you can sign up for that will basically handle ALL elements of music promotion for you!
We’ve put together a few different resources that can help you learn about the best of these services:
- Who should you pay to promote your music?
- Best ways to market your music to new audiences
- How to promote a live music event
And of course, this is where we remind you that here at Promo Panda, we can get you and your tunes featured in one of many different music blogs who are all hungry for new talent.
Get written up ASAP
Once you’ve made some noise online, it’s time to write about it.
Although music reviewers and bloggers are one way to build a following for your music, you’ll also need to pitch them to write about your music.
If you don’t know what to pitch, keep looking.
Start on blogs you enjoy, and follow them on social media. If the blog or reviewer seems to have some sort of relationship with the industry, they may well be open to helping you out.
Getting in touch with the right people, including music reviewers and bloggers, is vital to building an audience for your music.
You’ll be surprised by how many great reviews and blog posts you can generate for your music.
If TuneCore doesn’t promote my music, why am I using it?
Although it’s not a true promotional service, TuneCore allows you to get your music in all sorts of platforms and, most importantly, makes it easy to get people to listen to your tunes.
As a small independent label or artist, you might not have a sales team of your own, and you might have trouble getting your music heard by a larger audience.
TuneCore is available to almost all artists and a lot of them use their music as a marketing tool.
This is important because the fact is that the only way to make sales is by getting your music to people.
TuneCore basically acts as a storefront, and you can think about it as giving prospective customers a gateway to your music.
No matter what, keep on writing and recording!
Most musicians find that the more work they put in, the more success they’ll get.
Whether that’s a record deal or a mention on The Guardian, creating and releasing your own music is tough, so why not try to break into the music industry from the bottom up?
If you want to be a writer and you don’t know what to do, check out ThisIsWrite.com. They have lessons that you can follow and even a course that will get you started.