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Kendall Schmidt of "Big Time Rush" Taps TuneCore for Release of New Single "Parallel" on March 25th

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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 24, 2014

Kendall Schmidt, star of Nickelodeon's hit television series "Big Time Rush," announced today that the first single from his band Heffron Drive (with Guitarist Dustin Belt) will be available worldwide through TuneCore Music Distribution. The highly anticipated song, "Parallel," will be released for streaming and download beginning March 25th across major platforms including iTunes, Spotify and Rhapsody. Fans can pre-order the single now on iTunes at

Schmidt exemplifies a new model of musician-as-entrepreneur, controlling his own career path by independently releasing his single. With the help of TuneCore's comprehensive platform for Music Distribution, Schmidt will get his music heard around the world. Schmidt will have access to benefits and services that are on par with those of major labels while retaining more control of his earnings, rights and overall career trajectory.

Having risen to fame through television and movie appearances including Big Time Rush (2009), Big Time Movie (2012) and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Schmidt was widely courted by major labels with offers of recording contracts and big advances. Instead, he chose to partner with TuneCore.

"I couldn't be more excited to work with TuneCore for the release of 'Parallel,'" stated Schmidt. "Reflecting my hopeless romantic side, this song is very personal to me – so it's especially important that I can 'own' my work while still getting it out to my fans worldwide. TuneCore lets me do that in a way no label can."

"Kendall Schmidt and TuneCore both believe all artists should be able to get their music to fans worldwide while keeping control of their careers and maximizing earnings," said TuneCore President Scott Ackerman. "We're excited Kendall has chosen TuneCore to be part of his team as he continues to build a career as an entrepreneur and independent artist."

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About TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore artists $371 million on 5 billion streams and downloads since inception, with over $121 million from over 3 billion downloads and streams in 2013 alone. TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify, Google Play, and other major download and streaming sites while retaining 100% of their sales revenue and rights for a low annual flat fee. TuneCore Music Publishing Administration (based in Burbank, CA) assists songwriters by administering their compositions through licensing, registration and worldwide royalty collection, including collection of YouTube revenue in partnership with INDMUSIC. TuneCore is based in Brooklyn, NY and is backed by Opus Capital and Guitar Center. For more information, visit

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