Happy Holidays, Bands — TuneCore Lowers Music Distribution Fees

Posted December 11

Bands: As the new year sidles forward, now is the time to take the leap. Now is the time to stop endlessly fiddling with that “greatest debut album of all time” and actually, I don’t know, release it unto the world. Lucky for you, music distributer TuneCore is lowering its rates for the holidays.

Last week, we taught you how to get your music on Myspace and get paid, a process that involved hooking up with a music distributer. Now, it seems, you’ll be paying less to distribute your music to Myspace, iTunes, Spotify etc than we originally thought.

Here’s the breakdown:

* To distribute one album for one year, you’ll pay $29.99 (down from $49.99)
* $9.99 for one single for one year (down from $14.99)
* You’ll get 100% of all of your music sales

Before dropping cash on TuneCore, however, we recommend shopping around. CD Baby, for example, charges $49 per album and $9.95 per single (with no annual fees) — they do, however, take a cut of your sales.

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