Believe-owned TuneCore taps Beatport, the largest electronic music streaming and download service, to broaden its EDM artist offerings.
TuneCore, the leading development partner for self-releasing artists, has announced a new partnership with Beatport, the global leader in electronic music streaming and download solutions, to enable TuneCore artists to distribute their songs to the platform. The deal furthers TuneCore’s parent company, Believe, a leader in digital music companies, to broaden its EDM artist offerings.
To celebrate the partnership and discuss plans for the future, TuneCore CEO Andreea Gleeson (pictured left) and Beatport CEO Robb McDaniels (pictured center) will be participating in multiple events at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, including a TuneCore-produced reception on Thursday, April 27, and a fireside chat at the Beatport Villa on Friday, April 28.
“Electronic music is a top genre among TuneCore artists,” says Andreea Gleeson, TuneCore CEO. “Through this new partnership with Beatport, TuneCore is excited to offer comprehensive distribution options for our electronic artists around the world and give them access to a direct pipeline from their recording studio to the vibrant world of clubs, festivals, and radio, as well as the potential for additional promotional opportunities through Beatport’s DJ Charts and renowned editorial features.”
As the world’s largest electronic music platform for DJs, Beatport offers downloads and streaming through their web store, mobile app, DJ web app, and integrations directly into DJ software and hardware. Through this new partnership, artists utilizing any of TuneCore’s “Unlimited” distribution plans can send their music to the Beatport platform for an additional $7.99-a-month (annually-billed) fee, allowing artists to put their music in front of Beatport’s expansive user base of professional DJs, electronic music fans, and the platform’s in-house curation team.
TuneCore artists sending music to Beatport can also access the platform’s extensive collection of genre tags — the most comprehensive among independent distributors. The company now supports 33 electronic music genres and subgenres, including House, Trance, UK Garage / Bassline, and more.
“As the number of music creators around the world continues to accelerate, enabling TuneCore’s customers to easily upload their music to Beatport is an important way for us to nurture new talent in the dance music space,” adds Robb McDaniels, CEO of The Beatport Group. “We’re thrilled to be working closely with Andreea and her team to help empower the next generation of DJs, producers, and artists.”
The latest deal coincides with initiatives at Beatport to offer various tools and support to DIY artists via its Music Servies division led by Alex Branson.
To celebrate the partnership, TuneCore’s parent company, Believe, and Believe’s electronic music-focused imprint, b:electronic, will kick off a talent search to discover and promote up-and-coming electronic music artists and producers.
Submissions will be open via a dedicated LabelRadar portal for artists currently distributed by TuneCore. They will be evaluated by an experienced, diverse panel of judges consisting of producers, DJs, and industry professionals. Selected winners will receive funding to aid their growth and career development.
TuneCore will begin distributing music to Beatport in early May. The submission window for the talent competition will open at that time, with additional details forthcoming on TuneCore’s social media channels @tunecore.