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TuneCore Paid $101.8 Million To Artists In 2012

image from musiciancoaching.comTunecore still refuses to comment on the ouster and subsequent battles with former CEO and co-founder Jeff Price, but the controversy hasn't stopped company from paying out a record $101.8 million to Tunceore artists last year - a 47% increase over 2011.  

More stats provided by Tunecore and how CD Baby compares:


  • 78.9 million downloads in 2012, up 25%
  • 1.2 billion streams, up 258%
  • Since 2006:
    • Delivered 1.8 billion music units downloads & streams
    • Paid out over $250 million in earnings
    • 447,000+  total releases
Competitor CD Baby paid out $50 million to artists in 2012.  Since it's inception, they too hit the $250 million since launch milestone last year if digital download sales, on-demand streaming revenue, physical CD sales, and sync licensing royalties are combined.

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