We are still filled to the brim with admiration and love for all the artists who came out to play at September’s TuneCore Live in Los Angeles last Saturday. It’s been decided that Split Screens, Joel Taylor, and Desi Valentine are the only artists we’re playing in the office this month. These musicians packed a house and made people sway through the early hours of the night.
We’ll see you at next month’s TuneCore Live, with Swisher Sweets and TuneCore!
Watch FMLYBND jam out in the beverage aisle of a California convenience store below:
TuneCore and Swisher Sweets officially premiere their first Convenience Store Session video today – amazing talent in a unique spot. The Convenience Store Sessions will feature a 10-episode video series that capture surprise pop-up performances from some of our favorite artists and bands. The first video features Santa Barbara’s FMLYBND – their electrifying energy and sound makes it feel like you are right there jammin’ alongside them!
Wondering how it works? The production and sound crew film as a band comes in, sets up and plays live while the store is open. The footage catches all the unrehearsed interactions between the band, employees and actual customers as they see something amazing develop right before their eyes in a short, unique setting – a convenience store. The sessions are unannounced, so you’ll just have to stumble upon one to see it live.
Credit for the Convenience Store Sessions is owed to Swisher Sweets and their Swisher Sweets Artist Project, in association with TuneCore. The #SwisherArtistProject is an ongoing initiative that provides unique opportunities for both artists and fans – artists are able to create, share, and pursue their passion, and fans are able to be at the forefront of what’s new and emerging in the world of music, arts and entertainment. If you’re an independent artist, follow @SwisherSweets and @TuneCore on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest events and performances.
“Swisher Sweets is very excited about the launch of our Convenience Store Sessions,” noted Swisher CEO Peter Ghiloni. “Swisher has always had tremendous support from the artist community and musicians specifically,” added Ghiloni, “The Artist Project is our way to support the emerging artist as they pursue their passions.”
TuneCore, a digital music distribution company, shares Swisher’s passion for helping artists who are trying to make a living at their art. “TuneCore has always championed the artist, looking for creative ways to support its extensive community of talented indie artists,” says Scott Ackerman, TuneCore CEO. “The Convenience Store Sessions extend what TuneCore does through its online services and digital tools by creating on-the-ground experiences that provide high-profile exposure opportunities for TuneCore Artists.”
TuneCore’s involvement with the Swisher Artist Project is a part of their ever-expanding Artist Relations Initiative, which focuses on helping musicians succeed and build their careers. They enable independent artists to share their music and keep 100% of the income from their sales. Swisher Sweets and TuneCore’s event, TuneCore Live, features monthly artist showcases – you can catch FMLYBND live at the next TuneCore Live Los Angeles on June 24, at Bardot in Hollywood. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming TuneCore Live shows on Facebook (@TuneCore Live), and RSVP!
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $541 million from over 15.2 billion downloads and streams since inception. TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify and other major download and streaming sites while retaining 100% of their sales revenue and rights for a low annual flat fee. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration assists songwriters by administering their compositions through licensing, registration and worldwide royalty collection. The TuneCore Artist Services portal offers a suite of tools and services that enable artists to promote their craft, connect with fans, and get their music heard. TuneCore, part of TuneCore & Believe Digital Services, operates as an independent company and is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY with offices in Burbank, CA, Nashville, TN and Boston, MA.
About Swisher International
Swisher International, Inc. is a leading tobacco manufacturer whose cigars and smokeless tobacco brands include the largest-selling cigar brand in the world—Swisher Sweets, as well as King Edward, BLK, Pom-Pom, and Santa Fe cigars; Mail Pouch, Chattanooga Chew, Starr, and Lancaster chewing tobaccos, Kayak moist snuff, and numerous other tobacco brands. Swisher’s premium cigar division Royal Gold Cigars include Gold Strike, Kismet, Casino Gold HRS, and ACID G-Fresh, created by Drew Estate, a newly acquired premium cigar subsidiary. Swisher products are exported to over 80 countries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Swisher International also has manufacturing facilities in Wheeling, WV and Santiago, Dominican Republic.
We’re so psyched to announce that The New Regime, FMLYBND and Drop City Yacht Club will be performing live at the next TuneCore Live show at Bardot-Hollywood on May 26. Last month was amazing, and with the help of our awesome sponsors – Swisher Sweets, TuneCore, SwingHouse, DropKloud and Celebuzz – we’re expecting another packed house.
If you haven’t been to one of our shows yet, come down, let us know what you’re up to, ask us questions, and share some fun – our west coast team will be in attendance and ready to kick it.
Peep the flyer for more details and check out sample sounds from each artist below:
A big thank you is in order for such an amazing and successful night at TuneCore Live this past week. First, we want to everyone who came out and partied with us at #TuneCoreLive tonight – you rock!
Second, thank you to the amazing artists who performed – Curtis Peoples, Act As If and Best Of Friends – you were amazing. Act As If dazzled us with their amazing sound and lights, while Curtis Peoples got everyone up on their feet and singing out loud with his hilarious “Bye, Bye, Bye” cover. Best OF FRIENDS ended the show with mesmerizing vocals and killer instrumentals. We loved it!
To our sponsors – TuneCore, Swisher Sweets, Swinghouse and Dropkloud, – you’re amazing, and last but not least, Bardot-Hollywood.
The next show is already in the works, so be on the lookout for up-coming shows!
We’re psyched to announce that Act As If, Curtis Peoples, and Best Of Friends will be performing live at the next TuneCore Live show, on May 26. We look forward to another packed house!
If you haven’t made it to one of our shows yet, what are you waiting for?! Come down, let us know what you’re up to, ask us questions, and share some fun – our west coast TuneCore team will be in attendance and are ready to kick it. And make sure to bring your dancing shoes, because we have some amazing TuneCore Artists sharing the stage this month.
The night began with a packed performance by fish-out-of-water rapper Nova Rockefeller, whose set combined the artist’s flair for raw rhymes, melodic rock-driven raucous, and laugh-out-loud wackiness. Defying easy categorization, Nova got people jumping, fists occasionally pumping, and left the crowd eager for more.
Fire In the Hamptons tuned up and had us all thoroughly tuned in, blazing an electro-pop path to mid-week euphoria.
Last but certainly not least, Cameroonian-born artist Andy Allo stepped up like a beautiful pop-funk vision of the future, taking us on a musical journey punctuated by an ultra soulful rendition of Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark.”
We want to thank everyone for such a successful night, to everyone who came out and partied with us at #TuneCoreLive tonight, you rock!
Thank you to the amazing artists who performed – Fire In The Hamptons, Nova Rockafeller and Andy Allo – to our incredible sponsors TuneCore, Swisher Sweets, Swinghouse and Dropkloud, and last but not least, Bardot-Hollywood.
Want to see more? Watch FITH jam out in the video below and check out all the event photos here!
Is it just us, or did March absolutely flash before our eyes? The good news is, at the end of ANY month in 2015, you’ve been able to rely on another TuneCore Live #SwisherArtistProject event – you’re welcome.
Last month was a tremendous success, with three performers who brought the country-folk vibe to the stage. This Wednesday, April 29, we’re stepping it up in the dance and funk department, where you can expect high-energy performances by artists Andy Allo, Fire In The Hamptons and Nova Rockafeller.
With help from our awesome sponsors, Tunecore, Mirrored Media, DropKloud and Swinghouse, we’re looking forward to another packed house!