NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Music distribution and publishing administration service provider, TuneCore, announced the opening of a new office in Atlanta, Georgia, it's sixth location nationwide. To lead operations in the South's hip hop epicenter, TuneCore has hired Phillana Williams as Vice President.
The past quarter has shown continued growth for TuneCore Artists, who amassed 3.6 billion downloads and streams in Q3, resulting in a 90 percent year-over-year increase versus the same time last year. Artists also saw a 6.1 percent increase in earnings over the same time period, totaling $34.7 million. As TuneCore grows, the addition of the new Atlanta office, led by Williams, will offer the opportunity to connect with both artists and industry influencers in a city rooted in hip hop culture and music history.
Overseeing the Atlanta office is Phillana Williams, an industry stalwart with extensive music business experience and a shared commitment to TuneCore's approach to music artists. Previously, Williams was Executive Vice President at Stealth Sports & Entertainment, responsible for the development and management of the start-up's entertainment division. She has also plied her trade at music industry titans like Motown Records, Island Def Jam, Sony Music Group and more, working directly with the artists.
"Expanding our presence in a city so rooted in music culture is a tremendous step in our ongoing expansion, and we are excited to welcome Phillana to the TuneCore team," said Scott Ackerman, CEO of TuneCore. "TuneCore is constantly striving to help artists around the world get their music heard and earn what they deserve, and the opening of our Atlanta office reaffirms our commitment to that goal."