TuneGO Launches DISTRO100 in China

  We’re excited to announce the launch of DISTRO100 in China, a groundbreaking music distribution platform. The artist-friendly platform allows Chinese musicians to distribute their music on streaming platforms in China and around the world. TuneGO, which has an office in Shenzhen, China, provides content creators with a unique opportunity as DISTRO100 allows artists to retain their rights and keep…

TuneGO Inc. Names President of TuneGO China

We’re excited to announce that Henry Sun, founder of Reach China, has been named President of our new division, TuneGO China. Sun will be responsible for overseeing TuneGO China’s regional operations and procuring and managing new strategic partnerships that include music distribution channels and institutional investors. He will report directly to TuneGO Inc.’s co-founder and…

Maybe You Don’t Need More Followers

What Kind Of Advice Is That? Hear us out…of course, more is always better. BUT, quality is always better than quantity. How many of your “followers” actually buy your music, your merch, and tickets to your shows? Right. What If You Had 1,000 Real Fans? What if you stopped caring about having a huge following…

Do Musicians Need Email Lists?

An email list is a free tool you can use to market your music and create more income as an artist. Let’s dig into why musicians need email lists. What’s an Email List? When you have an “email list” you collect the emails of your fans. You then put those emails into a CRM or…

What’s Big Data and Why You Should Care (As an Artist)

What’s Big Data? The music industry has experienced a once-in-a-lifetime shift from physical distribution (CDs, etc.) to digital distribution (streaming), which has created a world of new possibilities for independent artists. Independent artists are now able to distribute their music globally without the support of labels, which allows independent artists to keep more of their…

Music Streaming Revenue is Expected to Grow 6.6%…Are You Getting Your Cut?

Music Streaming is On the Rise Music streaming is continuing to grow, which gives you an opportunity to make more money from your music! Here are a couple facts about music streaming: “Revenue in the Music Streaming segment amounts to US$11,439m in 2018.” – Statista  “Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2018-2022)…

The Top 10 Game Changer Apps for Musicians

Intro All of the apps we chose for this list are apps for musicians that make some aspect of your music career more simple. This way you can focus on creating music instead of focusing on all the other stuff that goes into creating success for a musician. Let’s get started! 1 – Garageband Turn your…

How to Actually Get Signed to a Label

“How do I get signed to a label?” is the number one question we get here at TUNEGO. And we don’t blame you. If you’ve ever seen MTV Cribs, with any musician, or any successful musician’s Instagram account, you must have thought “Wow, they’re signed to a label and have all of this. A label…

How Do I Get My Songs on TV, Movies, and Video Games? [5 Steps]

Intro – How Do I Get My Songs on TV, Movies, and Video Games? This guide will show you the 5 steps to get your songs on TV, movies, and video games. Let’s get started! What Is Sync Licensing? Sync licensing is when music is played behind a video. It’s the music that’s on TV and…

Top 5 Places to Submit Your Music to Internet Radio

Why Radio? If you’re not sure why you should submit your music to internet radio, check out our post from last week. It’ll also show you how to get your song ready for radio. Where Should I Submit My Music? No matter how good your music is, when you submit your music to internet radio, not…

How to Get Your Music on the Radio For Free [5 Steps]

Why Should I Bother to Get My Music on The Radio? Playlists Are Where It’s At. Yes, playlists are king right now. But the more places you can get your music, the better. That’s more opportunities to gain a fan or to get your music in front of a music industry decision maker.  And if…

TuneGO Closes Series B Financing Round

  We have successfully completed our Series B financing, totaling more than $7.7 million. Private equity firm Falcon Capital led the Series B financing round. We will use the proceeds to advance our objective of transforming the music industry through the development of technology and application of Big Data. This successful funding round will allow us…

How to Get People to Listen to Your Music in 3 Steps

Do you catch yourself saying if someone would just listen to my music and give me a chance THEN I know I could make it in the music industry? Or if I could just get my song in the right hands I know I could turn my passion for music into a full-time career. If…

The Artist’s Guide to Music Managers

The Artist’s Guide to Music Managers: Intro We have many artists and band ask us to help them get a music manager, but most of these musicians aren’t ready for management. This guide will teach you what exactly music managers do, how much they get paid, how to know if you’re ready for one, and how…

Sell Merch: A Musician’s Guide to Selling Merch

A Musician’s Guide to Selling Merch – What is Merch? “Merch” or merchandise are the products you sell in addition to your music and tickets to increase your profits as a musician and increase your fan’s loyalty to you. Some options for merch include t-shirts, sweaters, hats, guitar picks, and keychains. Keep reading for the…

Where Do I Start? How to Start Your Singing Career

Where Are You Now in Your SInging Career? Where you start depends on where you’re starting at in your singing career. The following advice is for musicians that are also songwriters with recorded music. If you’re not currently writing your own music, read this first: You Need to Write Your Own Music. The Old Industry…

TuneGO Artist Three Guests Release EP On Priority Records

  The legendary label is releasing the band’s EP that consists of a collection of pop songs with an urban flavor. The songs, written by Three Guests, are available now on all major digital platforms including Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer and SoundCloud.   To hear 3G by Three Guests, click here. “When…

TuneGO Partners with Priority Records

  We are proud to announce a partnership with Priority Records! Read the announcement in Business Insider.  The legendary music label, responsible for launching the careers of Eazy-E, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and many others, will provide distribution for TuneGO content in the United States. Priority Records was recently re-launched by…

Taxes For Musicians: Your Guide to Tax Season

Taxes For Musicians Taxes for musicians can be really confusing so we created this guide to help you this tax season! Do I  Need To File Taxes? Unless you only earned less than $600 as a musician and nothing else, you probably do. You can double check if you need to pay taxes here. What’s…

TuneGO Featured in Music Connection Magazine

  Music Connection featured us in their April 2018 issue! Check out the feature on page 23 here. Music Connection discusses the launch of our music label, TuneGO Music Group, and how you can use the TuneGO Score to advance your music career. Go to TuneGO.com to learn more!  

15 YouTube Video Ideas – YouTube for Musicians

YouTube Video Ideas Intro YouTube is a great opportunity for musicians to reach more fans. There are 1.57 Billion monthly active users on YouTube. That’s 1.57 Billion potential fans for you to reach! First, you need to set your YouTube up for success. Check out these 15 things your YouTube channel is missing then read below…

TuneGO Producer, Desmond Child to be Honored with Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at 2018 ASCAP Pop Music Awards

  We’d like to congratulate TuneGO Producer, Desmond Child! He will be presented with ASCAP’s Founders Award at the 35th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards on April 23 in Los Angeles. The ASCAP Founders Award goes to pioneering ASCAP songwriters who made exceptional contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their creative community. Past recipients including Sir Paul…

Get Paid More from Music Streaming: Get More Music Streams

As we discussed in “Indie Artist Sales Are Up 33%, Are You Getting Your Cut?“, we want you to get more music streams. Here’s how to do it. Do The Marketing Basics Use social media to grow your fanbase and have a great profile on each platform. You can also use social media ads to…

We’re Hiring! [Project Manager and Software Engineers]

What We DO TuneGO (www.tunego.com) is an innovative music platform and interactive community that connects independent artists with a global community of music fans and industry professionals. We are experiencing tremendous growth and seek a highly motivated individual to join our dedicated and growing team. We are looking for someone who wants to take their…

TuneGO® Inc. Announces New Song Review Service

  We’re excited to announce our new song review service, the TuneGO Song Review. TuneGO Song Reviews are available in three packages: Gold, Platinum and Diamond, and offer artists insight from up to 200 music fans, and options for assessments on where a song ranks in a music genre, its market potential and likelihood of chart success. During the…

TuneGO® Inc. Official Showcase Presenter at SXSW 2018

TuneGO® Inc. Official Showcase Presenter at SXSW 2018 For the Third Year Artists from the Music Platform to Perform at Saxon Pub Wednesday, March 14 Las Vegas – March 12, 2018 – TuneGO® Inc., a music platform and interactive community that connects independent artists with a global community of music fans and industry professionals, and…

Indie Artist Sales Are Up 33%, Are You Getting Your Cut?

 Indie Artist Sales Are Up CD Baby announced they’ve paid Indie Artists $80 Million in 2017, which is up 33% from 2016. The music industry is growing, and Indie Artists, like you, are benefitting from it. How Much Is Each Artist’s Cut? Based on these stats, each Indie Artist on CD Baby is making $123 in…

TuneGO Ranked #2 Startup in Henderson

  The Tech Tribune ranked TuneGO the 2nd Best Startup in Henderson! http://thetechtribune.com/3-best-tech-startups-in-henderson/ Great timing!  TuneGO is rapidly growing and hiring new IT professionals and this ranking from The Tech Tribune will help attract new top-tier talent! Thanks for the love Tech Tribune!

10 Things Your Twitter Needs – Twitter Basics for Musicians

Why Twitter? Twitter is mainly used by people that are 18-29 years old. It’s the place people go to complain. So if your ideal fans are 18-29 years old and you want to be there when your fans are talking, then Twitter is for you.  Keep reading for the Twitter basics for Musicians. 1 –…

10 Ways You Can Be a Better Bandmate

Why do you need to be a better bandmate? Bands break up. It happens all the time. If you want a successful music career, you probably don’t want your band to break up. At least not right away. You also don’t want to deal with arguing all the time. Here are 10 things you can…

Performing Live: 9 Shows You Should Say No To for Musicians

Saying No! Just because an opportunity comes your way, doesn’t mean that you should say yes to it. You need to think about your goals you decided on here and decide if this opportunity aligns with your current goals. If it doesn’t, you need to say no to it. If performing live is one of…

How To Create Your Own Success – Be a Successful Musician

Are you a successful musician? Well..are you? That probably depends on your definition of a successful musician. If you consider yourself successful, you probably wouldn’t be reading this. Or maybe you just want more success. Either way, the first thing you need to do is decide what your definition of success is and if you meet…

TuneGO Partners with Muzen Audio

  We’re proud to announce our new partnership with Muzen Audio, the rapidly growing maker of the innovative Muzen Internet Radio Speaker. The retro-style Muzen OTR Radio won the 2017 CES Innovation Award and the inventor of the Muzen Radio is a 5-Time CES Innovation Award Winner! The TuneGO mobile app seamlessly integrates with the…

Pinterest for Musicians: 25 Tips You Need for Pinterest

Are you on Pinterest? You should be. Pinterest has 175 million monthly active users. Also, people go to Pinterest to look for things to buy. Don’t you want your stuff available there for them to buy? Keep reading for 25 tips on Pinterest for musicians. Celebrate your fans! People like to talk about themselves. And…

TuneGO® Inc. Partners with Muzen Audio Co., Ltd.

TuneGO® Inc., a music platform that connects independent artists with a global community of music fans and industry professionals, announced today a partnership with Muzen Audio Co. Ltd., a company that makes Muzen OTR Wood a retro radio and Bluetooth speaker, founded by five-time winner of the CES Innovation Award. This strategic partnership will provide…

25 Instagram Tips for Musicians

Instagram Tips There are 800 million monthly active Instagram users. That’s a lot of potential fans and connections! You want to put your best foot forward on Instagram, so follow these 25 Instagram tips for musicians to do just that. Profile Image. Have a profile image that stops potential followers in their tracks. On some screens,…

Market Music: How and Where to Market Your Music (Part 2)

Are you ready to market your music? Before you can market your music, you need to have a plan to distribute it. If you’re not sure where to start with distribution, learn more here: Distribute Music: How and Where to Distribute Your Music (Part 1). marketing Before your new music is out First of all, you…

Distribute Music: How and Where to Distribute Your Music (Part 1)

How to distribute Music When you’re a songwriter and an artist or in a band you need to strategize the best way to distribute music. Below you’ll find a step by step guide to releasing your music. is your music ready to be released? Before you release any music, you want to make sure it’s ready to…

21 SoundCloud Tips Every Musician Needs to Know

SoundCloud tips intro These SoundCloud tips will help you make the most of your SoundCloud. soundcloud set-up and profile Link to your social media sites, website, and iTunes on your SoundCloud. If anything ever happens to SoundCloud, you want to be sure your fans on SoundCloud are following your elsewhere. Include your bio and your…

TuneGO Producer Peter Asher RARE Live Event

  You’re invited to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see legendary TuneGO Producer Peter Asher perform LIVE at the GRAMMY Museum in L.A. Check out “Peter Asher: A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond” hosted by the two-time GRAMMY® winner for Producer Of The Year  Peter Asher is known as one-half of the British duo…

10 Tips to Get More Fans on Social Media

Intro to get more fans on social media You can use social media to promote your music, sell tickets, merch, and unlock career opportunities.  If you’re not convinced, read why you need social media, here. In order to use social media to promote yourself and your music, you need engaged fans. To get more fans following…

5 Reasons You Need to Start a Musician Blog

Why You Should start a musician Blog Here a the top 5 reasons you need to start a musician blog ASAP! Reach new fans. Blogging is also a great way for people to find you on Google search. Connect with your current fans. With a blog, you can let your fans get to know you…

TuneGO Producer Desmond Child at Songwriters Hall of Fame

  Desmond Child, GRAMMY®-winning and EMMY®-nominated songwriter / producer and one of music’s most accomplished hitmakers, will appear at New York University on Monday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m., as the featured guest at an invitation-only episode of the Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions @ NYU. Now in its seventh year, the Master Sessions…

5 Ways to Instantly Look Better on Social Media for Musicians

intro 5 ways to instantly look better on social media Once you decide which social accounts you’re going to use, follow these tips to instantly look better on social media. You can do these when setting up a new account or you can make these changes to an old account. Your Bio Have a great bio…

Three Guests in Huffington Post

  On behalf of TuneGO Music Group, we’re excited to share a Huffington Post Music Review of “die 4 u” by Three Guests. The Huffington Post says, “‘die 4 u’ is outstanding… Three Guests definitely have it going on. Their sound is fresh and cutting-edge and their vocal harmonies are downright yummy.” The Huffington Post…

Marcus Spence Selected for Top 100 Career Tips of 2017

  Marcus Spence was featured in Music Connection and one of his quotes from the article was selected for the 100 Best Career Tips of 2017! Here’s Marcus’ Top 100 Career Tip: “Know what kind of artist you are. Figure out what you want to be as an artist. Do research. Go through the history…

15 Things Your YouTube Channel is Missing – YouTube for Musicians

YouTUbe for Musicians intro Most musicians have uploaded a couple of videos to a YouTube and have filled out their basic information. The following 15 tips will take your YouTube to the next level and you’re probably not doing the majority of them. YouTube for Musicians doesn’t have to be hard, let’s get into the…

How to Get Verified on Social Media

How To Get Verified on Social Media Being verified as an artist on social sites helps fans and music industry decision makers identify you as a serious artist. The first step to knowing how to get verified on social media is knowing which sites you can request to be verified on. Below you’ll find the…

Why You Need Social Media

get more fans with social media Social Media is a great tool to get more fans and reach a larger audience! You don’t have to use every social media platform out there. You should at least create a Facebook Page because most people are on Facebook. Then you might consider getting an Instagram or Twitter. YouTube…

Spotify Reaches 150 Million Listeners & 65 Million Subs, BMI Distributes More Than $1 Billion in Music Royalties, Vevo Expects 30% Growth

  Spotify Reaches 150 Million Listeners & 65 Million Subs – Spotify has crossed a massive milestone: 160 million active users worldwide. It’s also rapidly approaching 65 million paying subscribers.  Spotify is aiming to reach 75 million paying subscribers by year end.  The global proliferation of mobile phones as the preferred consumer choice for music…

Why Pay $1,000+ for an iPhone? The Answer is Music.

  Today’s Apple Special Event is expected to unveil the monumental 10th anniversary iPhone X, which will undoubtedly dominate the business/technology news cycle.    The real news is how Apple will convince users to spend $1,000+ for a new phone… And the answer is music! Here’s How Apple Will Convince You to Send $1,000 on…

SONGS Music Publishing on Sale for $160+ Million, China’s Two Largest Tech Companies Sign Deal for Western Music, Jay-Z’s Tidal Now 3rd in App Store Revenue for Music Apps

  SONGS Music Publishing on Sale for $160+ Million – The indie music publishing is home to popular songwriters Lorde, the Weeknd, and Diplo among others. SONGS produced $8 million in net publishing royalties, which in typical times would carry a 12x multiple, equal to 95 million.  In today’s red-hot market however, music catalogs are…

AXS Interviews Three Guests

  We’re proud to report AXS interviewed Three Guests about their smash single “Marilyn” and what’s next for the trio from TuneGO Music Group.   Click here to read the full AXS Interview with Three Guests AXS states “Three Guests have recently released a huge, debut single, “Marilyn,” that has resonated with fans all around…

What to Post on Social Media

It can be difficult to think of new ideas of what to post on social media. Share your music and your personality. The point of social media is to show fans who you are. Sharing your songs every day gets old. Your fans want to feel like they know you. Check out this list if you…

TuneGO® Music Group Names Music Industry Veteran President

  TuneGO® Inc., a music platform that connects independent artists with a global community of music fans and industry professionals, has named music industry veteran Alison Ball President of its wholly owned subsidiary, TuneGO Music Group, an independent and innovative record label. As President, Ball will use her more than 25 years of experience, relationships and deep…

Spotify Tips: How to Gain Subscribers and Plays on Spotify

Spotify Tips Intro This guide will break down Spotify tips to grow your Spotify plays and subscribers. We start with where to include your link to your Spotify account and end with how to get your fans at your shows onto your Spotify. Let’s dive in! Your Website Use your website to let fans know…

TuneGO® Inc. to Present at the Reach China Investment Conference 2017 in Beijing

  TuneGO® Inc., a music platform that connects independent artists with a global community of music fans and industry professionals, announced today that it will participate in the Reach China Investment Conference being held at the China World Hotel in Beijing, China on June 26-27 2017. The conference, for the first time in the industry will feature select U.S….

TuneGO Featured in Music Connection Magazine

  TuneGO Music Group Executive Marcus Spence was featured in Music Connection Magazine! Read the full article. Marcus discusses his background in music, why he joined TuneGO and what makes TuneGO special in the industry. Music Connection is an award-winning print magazine that is extremely popular in the music industry. The print version of Music…

TuneGO® Inc. Launches Record Label TuneGO Music Group, Inc.

  TuneGO Inc., a music platform that connects independent artists with a global community of music fans and industry professionals, today announced the launch of its new record label TuneGO Music Group, Inc. (TMG). TuneGO is taking the next step in helping artists break into the music industry and, through the TMG label, has signed…

TuneGO® Inc. Official Showcase Presenter at SXSW 2017

  TuneGO® Inc., a music platform that connects independent artists with a global community of music fans and industry pros, is an Official Showcase Presenter, partnering with Austin Artist Development at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 with an event that will feature an All-Austin line-up at Saxon Pub on Wednesday, March 15. All artists playing in…

Songwriter: You Need to Write Your Own Music

Are you a singer? If you are, you need to be a songwriter too! Being able to write your own songs is so important to your career! Why? Represent Yourself First, the music you’re writing will represent your thoughts and feelings. If your fans know that your lyrics are actually your feelings, they will connect…

Music Terms and Music Business Agreements

Understanding what different music terms mean will allow you to choose the best music business agreements when working with producers, labels, and publishers. The music terms covered in this article include: single song agreement, exclusive term agreement, co-publishing agreement, administration agreements, sync rep deals, royalty agreements, work for hire agreement, mechanical royalty, producer royalty, controlled…

Google Yourself: Your Online Presence

Your Current Online Presence: Google Yourself! If you don’t Google yourself, you won’t know what people see when they do! And trust me, they do! Think about the fans that want to know more about you. What about the venues that you want to perform at. Or the radio stations that you want your music…

Make Money In Music: Everything Singers Need to Know to Get Paid

When you’re an unsigned artist or band, trying to make money in music might seem impossible. But, with some guidance (aka this guide) you’ll be well on your way to getting paid for your music! Concerts Performing live seems like one of the most obvious ways to get paid as a musician, and it is! Depending…

How to Become a Famous Singer

Unfortunately, you can’t just wake up one day and be a famous singer, which is why we created a guide on how to become a famous singer. You have to have natural talent, put in a ton of effort and time into your singing career, and be lucky enough to make it. If you’ve got…

TuneGO® Inc. Launches Google Play App for Android Users

TuneGO Inc., a music platform that connects independent artists with the music industry and fans, announced today the launch of its Google Play app. The user-friendly mobile app provides artists with a wide array of music promotion tools and fans easy access to discover new music.  The Google Play app, which follows the Apple iOS…

TuneGO® CEO Featured Speaker at Vegas Music Summit

John Kohl, CEO of TuneGO®, Inc., a multi-platform music discovery network that connects independent artists with the music industry, will be a featured speaker at the annual Vegas Music Summit. Kohl will participate in the panel discussion titled “The Streaming Business“ 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Fremont Room in the Downtown Grand…

Performing Rights Organization (PRO) BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, GMR

Performing Rights Organization (PRO) A Performing Rights Organization (PRO) collects royalties for public performances. Public performances include fees collected from radio stations, businesses, venues, and colleges. There are three PRO’s in the United States; BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and GMR. PRO’s collect money for producers and publishers, not artists. As a songwriter, be sure to copyright your music before you…

How to Make Song Covers for YouTube Legally

8 Steps on How to Make Song Covers for YouTube Legally A lot of singers know how to make song covers, but they’re not doing it legally. To make song covers for YouTube legally, you need a mechanical license in addition to a synchronization license. Getting a synchronization license and a mechanical license is the…

Performing Live: Everything You Need To Know

Performing live is one of the main ways for you to grow your fanbase! When you perform at an event or with other musicians, you should see it as an opportunity to reach potential fans. Use these tips to improve your live performance! How to Improve Your Live Performance: Don’t wear shorts on stage. Don’t…

How to Copyright Music: Protect Your Music

Why Do I Need to Know How to Copyright My Music? Don’t I Already Own It? You need to know how to copyright music because you don’t own your music until you do. Technically, yes you do own the copyright of your song simply by writing it. But, registering it with the copyright office legally acknowledges the…

TuneGO® Closes Series A Financing Round

TuneGO Inc., a multi-platform music discovery network that connects independent artists with the music industry, announced today that it has closed its Series A financing, totaling more than $3.6 million. Falcon Capital, a strategic advisor on the transaction, was instrumental in the closing of the Series A. “Our investors understand the real value that TuneGO provides to…