TuneCore, a digital music provider for independent artists, has announced that its acts are approaching the milestone of earning $1 billion in revenue solely from downloads and streams. TuneCore is the first company to reach this mark while paying its artists 100% of what they have earned.
In celebration, TuneCore is inviting all artists, both new and existing, to join their Billion Dollar Club. Artists are given the incentive that they can help reach $1 billion in revenue ahead of the projected October date, and for a limited time, artists will have the opportunity to upload a single for worldwide distribution, free of charge, using the coupon code "BILLION" (U.S., Canada, UK and Australia); "MILLIARD" (France); "MILLIARDE" (Germany); and "MILIARDO" (Italy).
TuneCore will also host a count-up tracker on the TuneCore website to show artists' progress toward reaching $1 billion in revenue.
"TuneCore is incredibly proud of our artists for reaching such an impactful industry milestone while keeping 100 percent of their earnings through streaming and downloads," says Scott Ackerman, CEO at TuneCore. "We are deeply committed to helping our artists maximize their revenue, which is why we are so excited to celebrate as they approach this historic achievement. We encourage artists around the world to join the Billion Dollar Club and help reach $1 billion in artist earnings ahead of our projected date."
Along with giving artists the ability to upload music for free, the company is giving them the chance to be featured on TuneCore's Spotify playlist. To participate, artists simply need to share a screenshot of the cover artwork from their release through TuneCore, post it to Instagram and tag their post with the #TCBillion campaign hashtag. Additionally, TuneCore artists will have the opportunity to add a "Billion Dollar Club" badge to their Facebook profile pictures to showcase their contribution to the milestone.
By Will Nicolaides