AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jon Flatt, co-founder and former CEO of Red McCombs Media (RMM Online), announces the launch of NewsTunez.com, a new algorithmic music platform which provides musicians a revenue-generating resource based on critical news stories of the day. NewsTunez combines topic-based news articles with powerful songs about those subjects, offering artists and users a unique interactive medium for discussion.
"NewsTunez.com will be unlike anything ever seen before," says Flatt, "NewsTunez' creation of a song algorithm and song tag matching technology presents a real opportunity for artists at any level to create a digital footprint for individual songs. We will focus on meaningful content. What upworthy.com has done for news, NewsTunez will do for music and news, changing the world one song at a time."
Join the discussion by going to www.newstunez.com, where you can purchase music, read and comment about subject matter directly with the artists and others on NewsTunez and across many social media websites.
If you are an artist, NewsTunez is currently accepting submissions from artists of all stripes. Go to http://www.newstunez.com/artist-music-submit/ to join this broad platform and ally your songs with specific topics in a unique new way, and to encourage debate about current events.
NewsTunez initial launch features exemplary artists from the music mecca of Austin, Texas. Musicians already signed up with NewsTunez include:
-- Alpha Rev, Vallejo -- David Grissom -- Glen Fukunaga (Dixie Chicks) -- Malford Milligan -- Jeff Plankenhorn and Bruce Hughes from the Resentments, -- John Lockhart of Suede -- Luke George (son of Little Feat founder Lowell George) -- Roger Len Smith -- Gina Chavez, more coming every week.
NewsTunez invites artists, music industry professionals and fans to connect during high-profile events as South By Southwest, the Austin City Limits Music Festival and many other artistic events.
Formed in Austin Texas in September 2013, NewsTunez includes a new state-of-the-art studio designed by John Flatt and Lee Jackson. NewsTunez includes partners with years of music industry experience that leverage music, legal and financial expertise. With Flatt at the helm, NewsTunez goal is to expand social consciousness and bettering the planet through music and dialogue through a platform for current events and art to intersect. It also plans to play a significant role in the future of how music will be marketed online. NewsTunez slogan is 'changing the world one song at a time.'"
ABOUT JON FLATT
Jon Flatt is a visionary in the digital advertising world, having pioneered the use of pre-roll and display advertising on the internet. Flatt will act as CEO and provide the same type of strategic direction, leadership and operational management of NewsTunez that propelled Red McCombs Media (RMM) into a top media company, aggregating traffic from thousands of top-tier online publishers reaching over 100 million unique visitors per month.
Red McCombs Media was acquired by Lin Digital in 2009, and Flatt departed Lin Media in 2013. Flatt's vast experience driving rapid viral growth with RMM as well as his own background as a recording artist for Atlantic Records create a perfect convergence to generate this exciting new opportunity.