TuneCore specializes in distribution, not music publishing. TuneCore relies on relationships with sub-publishers in many foreign territories, meaning there is another party registering your works (extending the registration process) and taking a fee out of your royalties. Although their commission is the same as ours, you are actually losing more of your royalties to 3rd party sub-publishers. We have a worldwide network of direct affiliations with PROs and mechanical societies which allows us to collect your royalties more quickly and accurately directly from the territory in which they were generated.
Finally, TuneCore takes exclusive sync rights in their agreement. We require no sync rights, and you are free to procure placements as you please and keep 100% of any upfront fees you negotiate. We can negotiate sync deals on your behalf for our 15% commission, but that is not necessary.