New Strategic Relationship provides Artists Worldwide with Full Spectrum of Global Services and Powerful Alternative to Major Labels.

New York, NY (April 15, 2015) – Today, TuneCore, the powerhouse digital music distribution and music publishing administration company, announced it will be joining with independent label services company, Believe Digital.

With offices in 29 countries and a staff of over 250 music industry and digital marketing experts, Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide.

The strategic partnership with Believe Digital will provide TuneCore Artists with an opportunity to tap into Believe Digital’s comprehensive global services, providing a truly modern, DIY record label experience with ground support across the globe. Artists will have access to a wider digital distribution network with more tools and services to empower them to succeed, whilst increasing the opportunities to get more music heard by more people in more locations.

Encompassing the same core values, the two companies will continue to provide artists with high quality products and growth opportunities, while musicians continue to maintain control and ownership of their work. The two companies will retain their own operations and staffing.

“TuneCore’s number one objective is to help independent artists succeed,” said Scott Ackerman, TuneCore CEO. “This new strategic relationship provides the most powerful solution for independent artists worldwide to reach fans, sell music, increase revenue and advance their career. We’re excited to deliver this new layer of opportunity while continuing to give artists the full control to decide their individual paths to success.”

The success of TuneCore, its deep commitment to independent artists, and the natural synergy between our services for artists, make this partnership a powerful force to propel artists’ growth,” said Denis Ladegaillerie, Believe Digital Founder and President. “There is a tremendous opportunity for TuneCore & Believe to champion independent artists and their entrepreneurship, and together our focus will be to provide the best comprehensive services to a wider range of musicians around the world.”

TuneCore & Believe Digital Services

TuneCore worldwide distribution with promotional opportunities across iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other key digital partners.

  • TuneCore worldwide revenue collection. Artists keep 100% of sales revenue and rights.
  • TuneCore worldwide royalty collection with Music Publishing Administration. TuneCore will continue to register, license and pitch music in over 60 countries.
  • TuneCore & Believe global support with offices in key markets worldwide.
  • Believe Digital’s experienced team of music industry specialists, including label managers, marketing experts and video channel managers will continue to provide top quality label services to meet artists’ needs.
  • Artist services and products to meet the needs of musician-entrepreneurs.
  • Detailed reporting and knowledgeable customer service to help you manage and grow your business.

About TuneCore

TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase moneyearning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $504 million on over 12 billion streams and downloads since inception. TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Play, and other major download and streaming sites while retaining 100% of their sales revenue and rights for a low annual flat fee. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration assists songwriters by administering their compositions through licensing, registration and worldwide royalty collection. The TuneCore Artist Services portal offers a suite of tools and services that enable artists to promote their craft, connect with fans, and get their music heard. The new DropKloud app from TuneCore gives music fans VIP access to artist-curated exclusive content based on location. TuneCore is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY with offices in Burbank, CA, Nashville, TN and Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.tunecore.com.

About Believe Digital

Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. The company has over 250 employees worldwide with offices in France, The UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, LATAM, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa. Believe empowers artists and labels to maximize the value of their music in the transitioning digital music space by providing them with a full suite of services: digital music and video distribution, digital marketing and promotion services, synchronization and neighboring rights management, full label services, including in-house record label Believe Recordings. The company prides itself on providing personal tailor made services for each label and artist. Believe Digital leverages its network of 29 offices around the world staffed with local music industry and digital marketing experts to support its clients on a global basis. Championing innovation and transparency throughout its ten year history, Believe has developed leading in-house technology as well as a range of analytical and promotional tools to help labels & artists leverage the benefits of digital. With 8 million tracks, Believe is the digital distribution home to the likes of Brownswood Recordings, Southern Fried, Hospital Records, Tru Thoughts, One Little Indian, Future Classic, World Circuit, Skint Records, Nettwerk Records, Soundway, Kartel Label Services, Xtra Mile Recordings, Saregama, Soulfood Distribution, Distri, AFM Records, Parov Stelar, K-Tel, Scorpio Music, Halidon, Chinese Man Records, Prime Direct and Southern Record Distribution, while Believe Recordings has developed and released James Vincent McMorrow, Gavin James, Youssoupha, Grand Corps Malade, Breton and Public Service Broadcasting. For more information, visit: www.believedigital.com