UnitedMasters provides premium music distribution services and facilitates unique partnerships between musicians and the world’s biggest brands. Find out why independent artists are switching from TuneCore to UnitedMasters.
In a time with more options than ever to get your music out there, you need a trusted distribution platform to help you maximize your creative and economic potential. More than 1.5 million artists use UnitedMasters to release their music globally- here are six reasons why they choose us over TuneCore.
DISTRO FROM MOBILE
COLLAB WITH BRANDS
GET SYNC DEALS
Sync your music on TV shows, movies, video games, and commercials.
The UnitedMasters app lets you release music and keep track of your earnings, all from your iPhone or Android.
Up your game, reach new fans, and get paid doing it. Land partnerships with brands like ESPN and the NBA.
BUY & SELL BEATS
TRACK YOUR STREAMS
Buy and sell studio-ready beats directly in the app. Find a collaborator for your next hit record.
Get your tracks featured in editorial collections like Music Mondays and BASE:LINE to maximize exposure.
Track your streaming data & payment reports at all times in the UnitedMasters app.
UnitedMasters is a creative collective. When you belong to it as a SELECT artist, you can get invited to special events where you’ll meet collaborators, learn from prominent industry voices, and even perform with music legends.
Unlike UnitedMasters, Tunecore's free and flat-fee annual plans now charge a 20% commission on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok revenues. Tunecore also lacks promotional tools like playlist pitching and brand exclusives.
WHICH DISTRIBUTOR MAKES IT EASIER TO TRACK MY STREAMS: TUNECORE OR UNITEDMASTERS?
Unlike TuneCore, UnitedMasters allows you to track your streaming data on-the-go, directly in the mobile app.
WHICH PLATFORM IS EASIER TO USE: TUNECORE OR UNITEDMASTERS?
UnitedMasters changed the game with the launch of the first ever music distribution app for iOS and Android. Now it's easier than ever to upload music, access streaming analytics, submit for sync deals/playlisting, buy/sell beats and more.
WHICH DISTRIBUTOR IS BEST FOR PROMOTING MY MUSIC: TUNECORE OR UNITEDMASTERS?
UnitedMasters offers many promotional tools to help artists master their independence. Partner with the world's hottest brands, submit for exclusive sync licensing opportunities and get playlisted where it matters. Artists can promote their releases with MasterLinks, a central link directing your fans to their preferred music service, on their preferred device, in their preferred app.
HOW DO I SWITCH FROM TUNECORE TO UNITEDMASTERS?
To transfer your music from TuneCore to UnitedMasters, you'll want to follow these easy steps:
1. The first step is understanding whether or not you’re under any agreements that prevent you from moving your catalog to UnitedMasters. This is something that you should be able to reference in the distribution agreement you have in place, or you can just reach out to TuneCore to find out.
2. There is no way to transfer accounting, rights ownership or the actual assets in back-end systems. So you will need to prepare your catalog to manually upload it to your UnitedMasters account as a second step.
3. Assuming that you are not under a current agreement, and are free to move your catalog to UnitedMasters, our third recommended step would be to set up your releases as "drafts" into our system.
When transferring your catalog, you want to minimize any lapse in your digital presence. As such, timing your distribution through UnitedMasters in tandem with TuneCore's takedowns is important.
Once you understand the timing, you are ready to distribute your music. Be sure to follow the instructions here to transfer stream counts, set release dates for your drafts, submit your release(s) for approval, and request TuneCore to issue takedowns.
DO I OWN MY MUSIC WITH UNITEDMASTERS?
With UnitedMasters SELECT, you maintain 100% of your royalties and full ownership over your creations.
CAN UNITEDMASTERS GET ME AN ARTIST ADVANCE?
Yes, UnitedMasters gives qualified artists the option to apply for advances through BeatBread. BeatBread is a music platform that provides advances and royalties to independent artists. It's designed to help artists monetize their music and build their careers by giving them access to funding and other industry resources.