Music/Audio

Are Podcast ‘Super Listeners’ Audio Advertising’s Next Sweet Spot? (Adweek)

We all have that podcast friend—the one who can’t seem to stop referencing podcasts and telling you which ones you have to listen to. But it turns out these “super listeners... More

Dolby Atmos Audio to Make Live NASCAR Debut Inside CRAS Mobile Unit (SVG)

In a historic first, Dolby’s object-based Atmos audio system will be deployed this weekend in the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) mobile broadcasting unit at Pho... More

Spotify Cancels TV Shows in Reboot of Video Efforts (Bloomberg)

Spotify is planning to reboot its video strategy for at least the third time in as many years as the world’s largest online music service searches for ways to make money that don... More

Dolby Technologies Integrated with Cinema West’s First Complex in North America (MESA)

Dolby today announced the Cinema West Veranda LUXE Cinema as the first cinema complex to fully integrate all Dolby technologies delivering an immersive Dolby Atmos audio experience... More

TiVo Brings Powerful Music Metadata to BuzzAngle Music (MESA)

TiVo announced that BuzzAngle Music, a leading innovator in music consumption analytics, has licensed Music Metadata from TiVo. The combination of data analytics from BuzzAngle Mus... More

Avid Introduces New Version of EUCON Software (MESA)

Avid has announced a new version of EUCON software. Powered by MediaCentral®, the open, tightly integrated, and efficient platform designed for media, the latest version of EUCON ... More

Dolby and Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé Open France’s First Dolby Cinema at Pathé Massy (MESA)

Dolby and Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, the largest cinema chain operator in France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, today announced that the Dolby Cinema at Pathé Massy, south o... More

Avid Unveils VR Innovations, Accelerated Music Creation for Pro Tools (MESA)

Avid today announced a new version of Pro Tools® that empowers users to take on virtual reality (VR) projects with Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation. Debuting at AES New York 2017,... More

How Augmented Reality Audio Will Let You Soundtrack Your Life (Billboard)

Leaving aside the semantic debate around “Augmented” vs. “Mixed” Reality, as a general category AR can be defined as the “integration of digital information with the user... More

Spotify’s Second App is Here, and It’s Just for Artists (Billboard)

Spotify has unveiled only its second app ever, Spotify for Artists, a one-stop mobile version of its existing artist-centric dashboard client for tracking new music, updating profi... More

Google’s Next Big Goal for the Home: Make Sound Smart (Variety)

When Google introduced its $399 Google Home Max speaker at its press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, the company didn’t just reveal a bigger, better-sounding speaker. The de... More

INXS Album ‘Kick’ Receives 30th-Anniversary Reissue in Dolby Atmos (uDiscoverMusic)

Kick, the seminal sixth album from iconic Australian rockers INXS, is to receive a deluxe reissue for its 30th anniversary. Due for release on November 3, the new edition of the la... More

Veritone Expands Relationship with iHeartMedia, Will Provide AI Solutions to Over 200 of its Broadcast Stations Nationwide (MESA)

Veritone signed an expanded, two-year agreement with iHeartMedia. The agreement gives iHeartMedia a license to Veritone aiWARE platform for more than 200 of its radio stations in t... More

Inside Dolby Cinema: Tour of One of the Most Immersive Movie-Going Experiences Ever (No Film School)

Even though more modern cinemas don't look anything like they did a century ago, theater owners still strive to give movie-goers a unique and immersive experience, whether it's wit... More

Apple Music’s Long Game: Why Jimmy Iovine Thinks They’re ‘Not Even Close’ to Success with Streaming (Billboard)

Apple Music tells Billboard that it now counts well over 30 million ­paying ­subscribers, helping fuel a 17 percent revenue jump for the U.S. recorded-music business in the first... More

Dolby’s New Dynamic for HDR (HMM)

While 4K Ultra HD with high dynamic range (HDR) is a step above in content quality, Dolby has taken the audio and video viewing a step further with its proprietary, licensed Dolby ... More

How Dolby is Innovating in India (Gizmodo)

Dolby was at the forefront when the Indian cable television industry was transitioning towards DTH, starting with Sun Direct. Today all HD broadcast channels in India have Dolby Su... More

There are Now 30 Million Paid Music Subscribers in the U.S. (The Verge)

More than 30 million people pay for music subscriptions in the US, according to the latest figures released by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for the first ha... More

YouTube Kills Paid Channels, Expands $4.99 per Month Sponsorship Model (Variety)

YouTube is getting rid of one of its first paid content models: The Google-owned video site announced Tuesday that it is discontinuing its paid channels initiative, effectively kil... More

Inside Dolby Laboratories, and the Future of Sound and Vision (PC Mag)

Dolby Laboratories recently invited 40+ international journalists, some from as far away as China and India, to its San Francisco headquarters for an inside peek at Dolby's biophys... More