TuneCore Inks Deal with KKBOX, Top Asian Music Subscription Service (Exclusive)

Digital distribution platform TuneCore announced Thursday it has signed a deal with KKBOX, one of the largest digital music subscription services in Asia. Effective immediately, music distributed through TuneCore will be made available in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Malaysia as part of KKBOX’s music subscription service.

KKBOX is one of the region’s leading digital music subscription service providers, including over 10 million tracks from more than 500 local labels and publishers. The deal furthers TuneCore’s goal to span its distribution network across the globe, giving the service access to KKBOX’s 200 million subscribers. 

“With more and more consumers using digital music services across a growing number of smartphones and devices, Asia is an incredibly exciting market that is ripe with opportunity for TuneCore Artists,” TuneCore President and COO Scott Ackerman said in a statement. “We’re excited to be a major US-based music distribution partner for KKBOX and offer artists entry into a region where getting distributed has often been a challenge regardless of high consumer demand.”

TuneCore has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning its artists $405.6 million on 6.1 billion streams and downloads since inception. Its distribution services offer access to online stores and services while retaining the entirety of their revenue and rights for an annual flat fee.