Digital music distribution service TuneCore today announced a partnership with Gracenote and Shazam.
Artists that use TuneCore will now be able to add their music to the metadata database Gracenote and music identification service Shazam, which services some 350 million app users worldwide. The new service will help increase TuneCore artists’ exposure to consumers looking to discover new music by providing information such as artist name, track title and links to purchase the song.
In a press release from TuneCore, COO Scott Ackerman said, "Our new partnerships with Gracenote and Shazam, and the integration of the artists’ music with their respective technologies, brings music discovery to an entirely new level, increasing the opportunity for artists to earn more revenue from the downloads and streams of their music from store partners including iTunes, Amazon MP3, Rdio and Spotify,”
“We’re pleased to announce our partnership with TuneCore that will allow their artists to add their music to Shazam’s library of over 30 million tracks," Jon Davies, Shazam Music Partnerships Manager commented.
TuneCore has also launched a new online tool called the Store Manager to better manage the growing number of TuneCore Distribution partner stores and to optimize the artist’s revenue-earning potential. The tool provides artists the ability to select and add additional stores (like Gracenote and Shazam) to their existing TuneCore releases, in one step.
— highermusic (Jay) (@highermusic) July 17, 2013