TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration service provider, announced today its expansion into Australia with the launch of TuneCore Australia.
TuneCore.com.au allows Australian-based artists to collect revenue from streaming services, digital download stores, songwriter royalties, and sync licensing opportunities, all in their local currency.
With the new expansion, TuneCore Australia artists can opt to include their music in storefronts controlled by TuneCore's extensive network of digital partners across the globe, including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music, Deezer, 8tracks, and KKBOX, among many others.
With over 150 partners worldwide, TuneCore provides independent artists with the opportunity to sell and share their music in important and growing global markets, such as India, Latin America, Africa, andRussia, as well as the United States and Europe. Since the company's inception in 2006, TuneCore artists have earned more than $600 million from over 22.5 billion downloads and streams.
In addition, Australian members will have access to TuneCore's robust portfolio of artist support services, including YouTube Sound Recording Revenues, LANDR, and TrackSmarts, as well as TuneCore customer support.
New TuneCore Australian members signing up for an account will pay AUD 14.99 to upload a single for distribution. Artists distributing an album will pay AUD 39.99 in the first year and 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. TuneCore Artists always retain complete creative control and ownership of their music.
TuneCore is committed to bringing more music to more people around the world, while helping musicians and songwriters increase revenue opportunities and take charge of their careers. TuneCore Artists always retain complete creative control and ownership of their music.
"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."
TuneCore Australia is the fourth international expansion for the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based service provider. TuneCore UK was launched earlier this year, while TuneCore Japan and TuneCore Canada have been providing similar services for local customers since 2012 and 2011, respectively.