Jack White Concert for ‘Boarding House Reach’ Album Release to Be Live-Streamed on Twitter (Variety)

Jack White’s concert for the release of his third studio album, “Boarding House Reach,” will be live-streaming for free this Friday, exclusively on Twitter. The stream is ... More

Dolby Aims to Bolster Audio, Video Conferencing in Huddle Rooms (ZDNet)

Dolby Laboratories is planning on making audio, noise reduction, and stereo a part of your video and audio conferencing in the enterprise. The company said that it is launching ... More

Apple Turns Up Audio Ambition with High-End Headphones (Bloomberg)

Apple Inc.’s AirPods earphones have been a surprise hit. Now, the company is planning a push into the high end of the market. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant ... More

Spotify Relying More on Google’s Cloud Even as the Companies Compete in Music Streaming (CNBC)

Spotify, which is already heavily reliant on Google's public cloud infrastructure, said on Wednesday that it plans to go deeper, eventually moving remaining computing and storage w... More

New YouTube Music Subscription Service Won’t Launch in March After All (Variety)

The eyes of the music world are on Texas this month, as bands, label executives and media companies flock to the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival, which is set to begin on ... More

Disney Announces First 4K Blu-ray with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos (CE Pro Europe)

It’s hard for installers to find a movie that is capable of showcasing the full power of a professionally installed home cinema system, but thankfully hope is on the horizon – ... More

Spotify Paints Self as Next Netflix, Transforming Entertainment (Bloomberg)

Investors have a lot of reasons to avoid Spotify Technology SA, owner of the world’s largest paid music service, when it lists shares on the New York Stock Exchange this year. Op... More

Dolby Brings Immersive Sound on Samsung Mobile Devices (MESA)

Dolby today announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to launch the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ with Dolby Atmos® sound. A leap forward from surround sound, Dolby... More

Facebook Scrambles to Catch Up in Smart Speakers (U.S. News)

Facebook will reportedly be joining Amazon, Alphabet and Apple in an increasingly crowded smart speaker market as soon as this summer. According to a new report by DigiTimes, indus... More

Report: Apple Music Has 36 Million Subscribers, On Pace to Overtake Spotify in U.S. (Billboard)

It won't be long now until Apple Music is the No. 1 music streaming service in the United States, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal cites people familiar with both... More

Hot Podcasts In Demand for TV Producers (THR)

When news broke in the fall of 2015 that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had optioned the television rights to hugely popular podcast Serial, the audio format was still somewhat o... More

Spotify Releases New Standalone Experimental Radio App That’s Based on Playlist (IBT)

Spotify has released a new standalone app, called Stations, for Android devices. The new experimental app allows users to listen to playlists that are created based on the user’s... More

Avid ArtistCentral Brings the Power of Avid’s Creative Ecosystem to Individual Artists (MESA)

Avid today unveiled the Avid ArtistCentral™ application. Avid ArtistCentral brings the benefits of the Avid ecosystem to individual artists, making it easy and efficient to ... More

YG Plus Teams Up With Gracenote to Bring K-Pop to More Listeners Around the Globe (Billboard)

Gracenote and YG Entertainment are teaming up to help audiences around the world discover more K-pop, the two companies announced on Wednesday. YG Plus, the investment leg of th... More

BTI Studios Brings Audio Description Into Schools (MESA)

Over half of UK schools engage with Into Film Clubs, which offer special cinema screenings, and resources and training to support classroom teaching .Alongside rich online content ... More

With 70 Million Subscribers and a Risky IPO Strategy, Is Spotify Too Big to Fail? (Variety)

Spotify and Wall Street aren’t the only ones that will be anxiously watching; count the music industry in as well. Its fortunes are largely bound with Spotify, which is becoming ... More

Apple Has Big Plans for E-Books, Audiobooks (Variety)

Apple is looking to revamp its e-books app with a new design and a better digital bookstore, according to a Bloomberg report. The company has hired a former Audible and Barnes & No... More

Google Takes on Audible with New Audiobook Offering (Variety)

Google is getting into the audiobook business: The company launched a new audiobook store as part of its Google Play Books service Tuesday, promising competitive prices with a pay... More

Study: One in Six Americans Own a Smart Speaker (Billboard)

Smart speaker use is on the rise and a new study from NPR and Edison Research finds 16 percent of Americans own a smart speaker. The survey was conducted in November and Decemb... More

Apple Debuts a Dashboard for Artists that Tracks Both Streams, Purchases (TechCrunch)

Apple today launched a new dashboard that will allow artists on Apple Music to track fans’ listening and buying habits and view a variety of analytics about their music. The dash... More