TuneCore Expands in Southeast Asia as the First Global Digital Music Distribution Service for Self-Release Artists to Offer Localized Payment Wallets


Cyrus Chen, Head of Southeast Asia, TuneCore

“As TuneCore continues to grow, we not only offer best-in-class services globally, but the company is also bringing the same mindset to our local markets.” Andreea Gleeson, CEO of TuneCore

Leading independent digital music distributor DIY TuneCore, a division of Believe, a Paris-based global digital music company, is expanding its payment methods in Southeast Asia to better serve its growing artist base in the region. First-of-its-kind global deal affirms company’s commitment to providing the best user experience for independent artists in the Southeast Asia region, where alternative payment options are more popular than credit cards .

TuneCore, whose international presence has more than doubled in the past 18 months, has partnered with global fintech platform Adyen. The company has launched localized payment methods in the following Southeast Asian countries.

  • Indonesia: Dana (GoPay coming soon)
  • Philippines: Gcash
  • Vietnam: MoMo
  • World (non-US countries): China Union Pay

Said Andreea Gleeson, CEO of TuneCore, “As TuneCore continues to grow, we not only provide best-in-class services globally, but the company is also bringing the same mindset to our local markets. TuneCore artists, we not only want to support their artistic talent, but we also want to make it easier for them to distribute their music. Last year, we launched the New Artist plan, which allows creators to publish their music on social platforms with no upfront costs. Now, with the launch of our expanded payment services, creators can seamlessly access comprehensive distribution services.”

Cyrus Chen, Head of TuneCore Southeast Asia, commented, “In Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, card penetration remains low while the use of e-wallets has rapidly become ubiquitous among the population in recent years. Prioritizing our payment infrastructure to include the local payment options our artists prefer demonstrates our commitment to growing the region. This is part of TuneCore’s hyper-localization efforts to ensure the most positive user experience for our Southeast Asian artists.

In the coming months, TuneCore will expand the program to additional countries and regions. Earlier this year, TuneCore launched its revolutionary new pricing program that allows artists at any stage of their career to distribute their music. The program allows music creators to release unlimited tracks and albums through plans ranging from free/no upfront (new artist), $14.99 (rising artist), $29.99 (emerging artist) to $49.99 (professional).

Faryal Khan-Thompson, International Vice President of TuneCore, said, “South East Asia is an important market for TuneCore as there is an abundance of talent and growth in the region. Our partnership with Adyen simplifies and streamlines payments, providing access to music creators who previously would not have been able to distribute.

About TuneCore

TuneCore is the global platform for independent musicians to grow their audiences and their careers – with technology and services in distribution, publishing administration and a range of promotional services. TuneCore music distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, TikTok, Tencent and over 150 download and streaming stores globally, while retaining 100% of their sales revenue and rights for a low annual fee. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration assists songwriters by administering their compositions through licensing, registration, worldwide royalty collection, and placement opportunities in films, TV shows, commercials, video games, and more. . The TuneCore Artist Services portal offers a suite of tools and services that allow artists to promote their art, connect with fans, and get their music heard. TuneCore, part of Believe, is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta and Austin, and operates globally through local teams based in the UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria. , South Africa, India, Japan and Singapore on 5 continents.http://www.tunecore.com

About to believe

Believe is one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Believe’s mission is to develop artists and labels in the digital world by providing them with the solutions they need to grow their audience at every stage of their career and development. Believe’s, a passionate team of digital music experts from around the world, leverages the group’s global technology platform to advise artists and labels, and distribute and promote their music. Its 1,565 employees in more than 50 countries aim to support independent artists and labels with unique digital expertise, with respect, fairness and transparency. Believe offers its various solutions through a portfolio of brands such as TuneCore, Nuclear Blast and Naïve. Groove Attack and AllPoints. Believe is listed on compartment A of the regulated market of Euronext Paris (Ticker: BLV. ISIN: FR0014003FE9).

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