Exciting new website set to expose musical talent

Live 8 legend Midge Ure is launching a revolutionary new campaign, but this time his appeal is for a fair deal for new and independent artists. Tunited is a new independent music website which will assist new and independent artists and record labels gain increased exposure, challenging the flagging music business´ growing reluctance to invest in this exciting area.

Tunited will be a great exponent of new music at all levels from new student musicians right the way through to independent artists and labels with, almost uniquely, all download payments being passed on to the artist.

Tunited says its four cornerstones are: Create, Collaborate, Promote and Enjoy.

Create is the music and design creation software, that comes free with Tunited that can help artists to construct their music from scratch, or they can simply upload their existing catalogue.
Collaborate is the community element of the site, where artists can share work, ideas and network, gig-swap and exchange skills to create virtual bands.
Promote covers news, interviews, online concerts, and opportunities for advice and feedback from industry experts, A&Rs and producers.
Enjoy is where you can listen to all the music that Tunited offers its audience, with charts to show which artists are most popular within each musical genre from indie to classical, from wonk to dub-step.

"With Tunited, we´re not just opening doors for new artists - we´re blowing the doors right off, Italian Job-style! Tunited will be the new music industry." says Midge Ure.

The site is set to launch in January 2010, but in the run-up acts are being given the exciting opportunity to compete to become one of the first 100 profile artists featured on the website which is set to have all industry eyes watching and tongues wagging.

Tunited´s launch will be flooded by attention from all sectors of the media including press, TV, radio and online, providing profile artists with interview opportunities and live gigs as well as the chance to get their tracks played by industry-insiders and new listeners.

The top 100 artists will upload their music catalogue onto the website prior to launch; it will then be made available to the press and music industry for showcasing before the site goes live on 10/01/10.

To become a profile artist, acts need to enter their details and upload a song on to the site www.tunited.com from NOW, where their music will be judged by Tunited's panel of experts, including Midge Ure.

Deadline for entries is 12pm Friday 11 December 2009


Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.