TuneCore is an online music distribution service founded in 2005. TuneCore principally offers musicians and other rights-holders the opportunity to place their music into online retailers such as iTunes, AmazonMP3, Zune Marketplace, Rhapsody,eMusic, and others for sale.
History and overview
TuneCore garnered media attention from ABC’s World News Tonight, The Daily Mirror  and pitchforkmedia.com. TuneCore’s first customer was Frank Black, lead singer of the Pixies. More recently, TuneCore achieved passing media attention when the company was tapped by Nine Inch Nails to deliver the music from their album, Ghosts I–IV, to the Amazon MP3 store.
TuneCore is based in Brooklyn, NY. Jeff Price is president, CEO and chairman of the board, and co-founder, along with co-founders Peter Wells and Gary Burke. In December 2006, music instrument and equipment retailer Guitar Center bought a stake in TuneCore, giving the company access to the music retailer’s customers. In the United States, TuneCore represents about 10 percent of the 20 million songs on iTunes, and it accounts for almost 4 percent of all digital sales.