Music/Audio

Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online (Variety)

It’s been a year and a half since “Hadestown” was an Off Broadway hit, but fires are still burning for the folk-rock musical. They’ve blazed up online, where the show’s s... More

How to Think About Artificial Intelligence in the Music Industry (Forbes)

One of the goals of the industrial revolution was to have machines simulate physical tasks to produce outputs more efficiently. Fast forward to the present. The purpose of artifici... More

YouTube to Launch New Music Subscription Service in March (Bloomberg)

YouTube plans to introduce a paid music service in March, according to people familiar with the matter, a third attempt by parent company Alphabet Inc. to catch up with rivals Spot... More

Amazon’s Streaming Service Launches in 28 New Countries (Variety)

Amazon Music Unlimited, the company’s streaming service, today announced its expansion into 28 additional countries, offering a catalog of more than 40 million songs and thousand... More

Publishers See Traction in Branded Podcasts (Digiday)

Branded content renewals are generally a tough sell, with renewal rates historically hovering below 40 percent. But branded podcasts appear to be bucking that trend, as advertisers... More

Maroon 5 Depends on Avid Cloud Collaboration to Create New Album ‘Red Pill Blues’ (MESA)

Avid today announced that Grammy® Award-winning pop rock group Maroon 5 relied on the industry-standard digital audio workstation Pro Tools® and its cloud collaboration technolog... More

Publishers See Traction in Branded Podcasts (Digiday)

Branded content renewals are generally a tough sell, with renewal rates historically hovering below 40 percent. But branded podcasts appear to be bucking that trend, as advertisers... More

What Exactly Is Hi-Res Audio, and Should I Care About It? (Pitchfork)

Record labels have always salivated at the opportunity to re-sell you their catalog in some new, “improved” format. Their latest update comes in the form of high-resolution dig... More

Amazon Music, U2 Team Up for Immersive Online Radio Event (MESA)

Amazon Music has announced “The U2 Experience”: a first-of-its-kind broadcast for Amazon Music designed with the voice experience in mind. Launching today (Nov. 29) simultaneou... More

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