NewsTunez Matches Songs To The News Of The Day

Empty Lighthouse is a reader-supported site. This article may contain affiliate links to Amazon and other sites. We earn a commission on purchases made through these links.

Jon Flatt, co-founder and former CEO of Red McCombs Media (RMM Online), has launched of, 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.

" 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 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, 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.

NewsTunez is currently accepting submissions from artists of all stripes. Go to to join this 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.