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INSIDE TUNECORE'S
INDIE ARTIST FORUM

This weekend TuneCore held its Indie Artist Forum at S.I.R. Studios in Hollywood, welcoming subscribed artists and biz insiders to join in on a variety of roundtables, showcases and Q&As.

Speakers included TuneCore CEO Scott Ackerman and Chief Creative Officer Joe Cuello, biz legend Peter Asher, songwriter/artist Bonnie McKee, writer/producer Ricky Reed, Twitter Music head Bob Moczydlosky, A&R Worldwide founder Sat Bisla, label veteran Louie Bandak (Interscope, Capitol), MSCLVR founder Davin Riley, SPIN's Will Cady, songwriters Michael and Lisa Gungor, Trapt frontman Chris Taylor Brown and CoachArt program and fundraising partner Kellen O'Keefe and CoachArt student Valerie Mendez.

TuneCore members Dylan ChambersTerra Naomi, Jesse Boykins IIIDavíd Garza and Caitlin Eadie provided performances.

The artist-friendly event focused on teaching aspiring hit-makers how to navigate the current landscape of the business and how to get new music out there with or without a label, as well as the ins and outs of songwriting, marketing and branding, collaboration, publishing deals and monetizing social media.

As Cuello put it, "TuneCore wants to be the place where you come to learn. We want to teach you how to run your business... We facilitate the distribution of your music and encourage you to monetize services like YouTube."

OSCAR LOVE FOR GAGA, STAR, RHAPSODY
The Oscars and Grammys will have lots in common this year. (1/23a)
THE BRITISH
ARE COMING
New music on the 2019 schedule. (1/23a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: SONGWRITING BY COMMITTEE
Tunesmithing becomes a team sport. (1/22a)
A FUTURISTIC TOP 20
WIZRD is a true star. (1/23a)
ARIANA GETS INTO ALBUM MODE
Grande sets a date: 2/8. (1/23a)
THE NEW PUB WORLD
Serious musical chairs.
CURATING GRAMMY PERFORMANCES
The calculus of awards, ratings and moments.
THE FIRST BIG RELEASE OF 2019
...is not what you'd expect.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
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