Artists will receive an email from TuneCore in “a few days” with a promo code to re-distribute their releases “for free” for the first year.
Sounds reasonable right? Except, it’s not at all.
For one, Zimbalam artists were promised when they signed up that there would be “no annual fees” and “no hidden charges.” Except, now there are. $50 a year PER ALBUM and $10 a year per single. You distributed 4 albums with Zimbalam over the years? Well, now you owe $200 A YEAR if you want to go with TuneCore. Been putting out a single a week for the past year? It will now cost you $520 a year on TuneCore.