NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading digital music distribution and publishing administration service provider, TuneCore, announced today the opening of a new office in Atlanta, Georgia, it's sixth location nationwide. To lead operations in the South's hip hop epicenter, TuneCore has hired Phillana Williams as Vice President.
The past quarter has shown continued growth for TuneCore Artists, who amassed 3.6 billion downloads and streams in Q3, resulting in an incredible 90 percent year-over-year increase versus the same time last year. Artists also saw a 6.1 percent increase in earnings over the same time period, totaling an impressive $34.7 million. As the next step in TuneCore's rapid growth, the addition of the new Atlanta office, led by Williams, will offer the opportunity to connect with both artists and industry influencers in a city rooted in hip hop culture and music history.
Overseeing the Atlanta office is Phillana Williams, an industry stalwart with extensive music business experience and a shared commitment to TuneCore's "artist-first" approach. Previously, Williams was Executive Vice President at Stealth Sports & Entertainment, responsible for the development and management of the start-up's entertainment division. She has also plied her trade at music industry titans like Motown Records, Island Def Jam, Sony Music Group and more, working directly with top artists.
"Expanding our presence in a city so rooted in music culture is a tremendous step in our ongoing expansion, and we are excited to welcome Phillana to the TuneCore team," said Scott Ackerman, CEO of TuneCore. "TuneCore is constantly striving to help artists around the world get their music heard and earn what they deserve, and the opening of our Atlanta office reaffirms our commitment to that goal."
Additional Artist Revenue Insights
TuneCore Artists, currently totaling 1.2 billion streams per month, are continuing to use TuneCore services to distribute their music to fans around the world. In fact, TuneCore Artists have garnered approximately $3 million in gross YouTube sound recording earnings from October 2014 to October 2015. In addition, Music Publishing Administration services in Q3 of this year have propelled artists to a 75 percent year-over-year increase in international revenue and a 70 percent increase in sync revenue since the same time in 2014. Through its Publishing Administration, TuneCore has helped musicians earn royalties from film and television usage, helping place their music in popular programs such as South Park, Criminal Minds, The Vampire Diaries, and more.
TuneCore has also become a fixture in the artist community, continuing its widely successful TuneCore Live event series to showcase up and coming talent, monthly "pop-up" Convenience Store Sessions in local markets, as well as introduction of the inaugural TuneCore Indie Artist Forum in Los Angeles in September, an opportunity for independent musicians to discuss the industry landscape among peers.
An infographic with full Q3 data and highlights is available here.
TuneCore's Atlanta office is the latest introduction in TuneCore's ongoing expansion, adding to an already impressive list of locations in the U.S., including its Brooklyn, NY headquarters and offices in Burbank, CA, Austin, TX, Boston, MA and Nashville, TN, alongside an international office in Japan.
Earlier this month, TuneCore also continued its ongoing international expansion, launching its services in Australia. 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.
TuneCore's newest office is located at:
485 Edgewood Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
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 $600 million from over 22.5 billion downloads and streams since inception. TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify and other major download and streaming sites while retaining 100 percent 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. TuneCore, part of TuneCore & Believe Digital Services, operates as an independent company and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY with offices in Burbank, CA, Nashville, TN, Boston, MA, Austin, TX and Atlanta, GA.