NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the evolving business of music, artists choosing independence report social networking outlets like Facebook and Twitter among the most important ways to self-promote, communicate with fans and expand their networks. Addressing these artists' increasing need for efficient and effective tools to maximize their social campaigns, TuneCore has added Facebook audio recognition and TwitMusic to the recently-launched, rapidly-expanding Artist Services portal.
The addition of Facebook audio recognition and TwitMusic reinforces TuneCore's commitment to providing a complete suite of services that will help the emerging generation of musician-entrepreneurs achieve their goals of connecting with existing fans while finding new fans, increasing viral buzz and excitement around new releases and even gaining valuable insights that can help them to make important decisions about their careers.
Facebook audio recognition: Makes every follower a potential promoter
Facebook audio recognition makes it easy for Facebook users to share the songs they're listening to. If the feature is turned on, then songs picked up by their microphone will be matched using audio recognition and the user can choose to add the song to a status or wall post – complete with song name, cover art and artist name. TuneCore Artists now have the option to add their music to Facebook, providing artists yet another channel to get more of their music heard by more fans.
TwitMusic: Helps create engaging campaigns across Twitter and Instagram
Using TwitMusic, artists can easily set up promotions that will get their fans excited to spread the word about their music. Musicians can run engaging contests including the popular Cover Art Unlock as well as incentivize fans to share or follow by offering benefits such as free streams and downloads. Artists get the benefit of the increased conversation and having more people hear their songs, all while gaining information about fans that can be used to plan future tours and releases.
"Social networking is one of the best ways musicians can grow their careers, and a survey we've just conducted showed Facebook and Twitter are consistently among the top social platforms on which our artists rely to make these all-important fan connections," commented Scott Ackerman, TuneCore CEO.
Both TwitMusic and Facebook audio recognition can be found in the Artist Services portal at www.tunecore.com/index/artist_services.
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning 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 $438.8 million on 8.8 billion streams and downloads since inception. TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music worldwide 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, including collection of YouTube revenue. Additionally, the 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 around the world. TuneCore is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY with offices in Burbank, CA and Nashville, TN, and is backed by Opus Capital and Guitar Center. For more information, visit www.tunecore.com.