Platform & Stream
Published in

Platform & Stream

Amazon Debuts HD Music Streaming; How Artists Tweak Streaming Searches to Score Hits; Spotify Pays Hackers $120K


Amazon launches HD music
The company is the first of the “big three” streaming services to offer CD-quality audio.


How Artists Are Gaming Streaming Searches to Score

Naming a song after something already famous (“Post Malone,” “Hot Girl Bummer”) is leading to extra clicks — and in some cases, extra controversy.

Screen shot 2019 09 16 at 16.53.13

How Lewis Capaldi became a billion-stream superstar — according to his manager, Ryan

Where did Lewis Capaldi come from?

Https  2f 2fspecials 2fimageserve 2f901831740 2f960x0

Spotify Pays Hackers $120,

Spotify has paid out $120,000 to hackers to avoid potential security nightmares; music lovers everywhere should be grateful for that.

Mom and pop beat bb11 2019 billboard 1548

How Indie Label Mom + Pop’s Grasp On Digital Distribution Benefits Its Global

How Mom + Pop Music got ahead of the curve on streaming.

Adam granite umg south east asia launch 2019 billboard 1548

Universal Makes a Bigger Bet on Southeast Asia
Universal Music Group is pushing further into Asia, with a new Southeast Asia headquarters here that will feature hubs for Def Jam and Astralwerks, and a plan to pump up local assets in Vietnam and other countries in the region.

Jennifer lopez elvis duran 2019 billboard 1548

Double-Digit Growth Projected For Digital Radio Ad Revenue Through 2023, But It’s No

According to Borrell Associates, while overall broadcast radio ad revenue has steadily declined from $11.3 billion in 2013 to $9.1 billion in 2018, digital ad revenue for local U.S. radio stations is on the rise, totaling $804.5 million in 2018, a 15% increase over the previous year.

Angel gambino

Napster’s Angel Gambino talks tech, Ek and streaming’s
Angel Gambino has been in the digital trenches since the late 1990s. Now she’s working for Napster as its chief commercial officer.

Mxmtoon press 2019 cr nicole busch billboard 1548

Spotify’s Mxmtoon Podcast ’21 Days’ Spotlights the Life of an Up-and-Coming

Spotify announced the launch of ’21 Days,’ a new eight-episode music podcast that follows three weeks in the life of 19-year-old singer-songwriter mxmtoon as she goes to work on her forthcoming debut album, ‘the masquerade.’

16billboard facebookjumbo

Post Malone Claims №1 With the Year’s Biggest Streaming
The musician’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” bumped Tool from the top spot on the album chart with the equivalent of 489,000 sales in the United States.

1568306353 1271

From Spotify to YouTube Music, audio OTT brands look to perfect the

Small sachets, daily subscriptions and bundled offers, Spotify, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Gaana are going all out to woo mass audiences.

✉️ Sign up for the daily newsletter! A quick read of the best Music Streaming News →

✉️ Send news tips, comments to Jeff @

🎵 Want to sponsor an edition of Platform & Stream? Get more info here about sponsored posts & playlists.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store