BROOKLYN, NY (Hypebot) – TuneCore has announced a new service that adds physical distribution via Amazon's CreateSpace to it's Amazon digital offering; expands marketing exclusives to TuneCore Artists and creates a TuneCore branded section of Amazon.com.
Amazon's CreateSpace is an on demand pressing and printing service open to all musicians, authors and artists. When a CD is ordered at Amazon.com, CreateSpace manufactures the CD complete with a CD booklet, tray card and jewel box. Unlike Amazon Marketplace and most other options open to indie musicians, titles are shipped just like any other Amazon order and eligible for expedited shipping options.
TuneCore is smartly bundling services created by and open to others with its core flat fee distribution product. In doing so, they're offering convenience, cost savings and often new opportunities previously unavailable to most artists. Other co-branded or TuneCore created services include a Rush & Market package, online ad campaigns with IndieClick, mastering, poster printing, test-marketing and airplay tracking.
TuneCore is also providing free how-to information and services like the newly launched Art Tool 2.0, which artists can use to create free customized album art from within their TuneCore account.