Tunecore revolutionized a way to distribute digital music. But they never revolutionized a way to make money as a company distributing digital music.
Which brings us to this: according to details leaked to Digital Music News this week, Tunecore is now foregoing bonuses for all employees, perhaps indefinitely.
Update (#1): Tunecore has confirmed that 2012 bonuses have not been paid, but says they will be paid (at some point). They have not specified when, and did not explain why this has lagged until August.
Indications of trouble appeared right around the time when bonuses should have been paid in 2012 (ie, Christmas). After that window lapsed, official word was apparently issued in March of 2013: no bonuses.
Here, read this: it’s an email we got from a disgruntled employee, who decided the best way to vent was to email Digital Music News. Tunecore has not yet responded to an inquiry on the matter.