TikTok launches a music distribution platform, SoundOn

TikTok has already achieved massive influence in today’s music industry, sending songs that find popularity on the app to the top of the Billboard charts. Now the company is launching its own mu

How Kobalt is betting on music’s middle class and DIY stars

Streaming services have made music ubiquitous, driving more exploration by consumers who don’t have to pay for each song or album individually. Musicians are correspondingly able to find their own n

How Kobalt is simplifying the killer complexities of the music industry

Backed by over $200 million in VC funding, Kobalt is changing the way the music industry does business and putting more money into musicians’ pockets in the process. In Part I of this series, I walk

TuneCore Takes $7 Million To Help Artists With Digital Sales

<img alt="" />Despite our <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/06/03/tunecore-tells-us-where-we-can-shove-it/">bumpy history with TuneCore</a>, we're big fans of their business model: they help artist

iLike Teams With TuneCore To Help Artists Sell Their Music

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/tunecoreilike.png" class="shot2" /> Popular music service <a href="http://www.ilike.com">iLike</a> has teamed with <a href="http://www.tune

TuneCore Tells Us Where We Can Shove It

TuneCore, a startup that lets musicians break out of the label world and publish their music directly to online distribution channels like iTunes and Amazon, has been on a tear lately with some excell