Platform & Stream
Published in

Platform & Stream

UK Music Groups Unite to Support Better Streaming System; Surround Invests in Music Finance Startup Vezt; Spotify Developing Podcasts for U.S. Latino Audiences

Gettyimages 84864091

UK Music Groups Unite To Support Artists & Build A Better Streaming
How the Keep Music Alive alliance is working to support music creators across the pond in a way that mirrors efforts in the States.

Bitfury 11 e1593030696398

Surround Invests in Music Finance Startup

Surround announced a recent investment in and partnership with Vezt, the mobile app that allows fans to participate in the royalties of their favorite songs — allowing artists, songwriters, producers, labels and publishers to immediately monetize their work in a meaningful way.

J balvin  made in medellin shirt   getty   h 2020

Spotify to Develop Podcast Programming for U.S. Latino
Spotify has created a team to develop original audio programming for the growing U.S. Latino podcast audience.

Screen shot 2020 07 02 at 7.28.11 am e1593689861642

The Music Tech Directory Makes Its

A global, one-stop digital resource on innovative music technology solutions and the overall music tech landscape, the Music Tech Directory is accessible to everyone.

Shutterstock 1374717572 scaled

Spotify and Harry Fox Agency accused of ‘joint conspiracy’ to infringe copyrights in Eminem publisher

Eight Mile Style, an independent publisher of Eminem songs has filed a new lawsuit.

Digital concert to exciting music event

How To Transform A Digital Concert Into An Exciting Music
Digital concerts don’t have to be boring. Here are a few strategies for transforming digital concerts into events that fans will be excited about:

Road trip family shutterstock 1024x682

Two Of Radio’s Favorite Words: Road Trip!
More Americans will be taking road trips this 4th of July Weekend, and that spells tune-in opportunities for radio stations.

Https  2f 2fspecials 2fimageserve 2f5efc3d91531e1500073c6485 2f0x0

This New Tariff Could Solve One Of Spotify’s Biggest
Spotify launches a new tariff designed specifically for co-habiting couples — and it could solve one of the service’s biggest problems.

Zdcm1lgyvyrlunwinbxhg3duykj7i4vvvi sxl0s0wu

This is how COVID-19 is affecting the music
The music industry has been hit hard by coronavirus. But it is finding ways to hit back — One World Together at Home and a rap concert on Fortnite have engaged millions.


Hot Pandemic Market: Music
Nashville singer-songwriter Sonia Leigh is among many musicians who, unable to tour this year because of the coronavirus outbreak, are tapping their catalogs for income.

06172020 tomc 7104 scaled e1592858887484

Streaming into the

Live music has been one of the industries hardest hit by the pandemic because of the inherent nature of the business: gathering people together.


Spotify India turns hilarious ‘Good Day’ joke into reality with new logo, Good Day thanks brand for sharing the ‘Spot’
​​​​​​​​​​​​​ A ‘good will’ gesture? You bet!

✉️ 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