DIY distributor TuneCore has added a new opportunity - Facebook and Instagram monetization. Facebook recently cut licensing deals with all three majors, Merlin and others for music on all its platforms, but this is the first time we've heard of funds trickling down to DIY artists.
Tunecore artists and labels must first allow their music to be 'distributed' to Facebook. There is no additional charge for the service.
With Tunecore's Facebook Monetization, Facebook and Instagram users can search for and find uploaded music in the social network's Audio Library, and use it to create and share personal moments on Facebook and Instagram.
"We like to think of this as a look toward the future: As Facebook continues to explore new avenues and introduce awesome products and features, TuneCore Artists can consider themselves ‘ahead of the curve’ by granting permission for their music to be used, ensuring revenue collection will be cinch when all is said and done" writes TuneCore's Kevin Cornell.