I always wanted to put together a personal project that connected music and technology. One thing lead to another, and I conjured up Platform & Stream, designed around my interest in the business and culture of music streaming.

The goal of this personal endeavor, built around a daily, hand-crafted email newsletter, is to curate the most interesting news and ideas at the intersection of music, streaming platforms, and innovation.

I’m passionate about music. My dreams of rock stardom might have ended somewhere around 9th grade, but music has remained a key part of my life all these years later — both personally and professionally.

In the past few years, music streaming has helped tremendously in how I consume and enjoy music; the ability to listen to all the many artists I love – covering jazz, rock, pop, country, soul, americana, and r&b – while discovering a wide variety of great music that I either missed the first time around, or is just now being released.

To quickly shift from Sarah Vaughn to Waylon Jennings to Roxy Music to INXS to Robert Palmer to Genesis to Hank Mobley to Elvis Costello to Prince to James Brown to Neko Case to Tom Waits in one streaming session is quite a terrific experience.

The access to so much music is thrilling, overwhelming… truly amazing.

With Platform & Stream I’ll be focusing on topics such as technology, data, copyright, monetization, and distribution, as well as spotlighting the music executives, streaming platforms, and music tech start-ups that are helping to shape the future of the music streaming industry.

Oh yeah, and there’s also the folks who actually play the music! I’ll keep an eye on how the artists are dealing with the new culture and economy of music streaming.

And suggestions? They’re always welcome. Fire them at me at here.

Be sure to sign-up for the Platform & Stream daily e-newsletter by clicking here.

You can follow Platform & Stream on Twitter at @PlatformStream, as well as via our publication on Medium.

Platform & Stream is also on Flipboard and Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by!

– Jeff


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