Music/Audio

Revolutionizing Digital Music Through Blockchain (HuffPost)

Suddenly, there’s a new technology emerging that will likely turn the current market on its head. Blockchain technology, or distributed ledger, is a distributed database which vi... More

Who Still Steals Music These Days? (Forbes)

Despite music being everywhere online these days and available to anybody who wants to listen to their favorite tunes while still supporting the artists in one way or another, mill... More

Might Disney Add Music to its New Streaming Service? (Billboard)

Its DisneyLife service in U.K. and France offers movies, television, books and....music. Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger rocked the entertainment world - and Netflix’s stock - th... More

Can Hi-Res Music Hit the Right Note? (BBC)

Ever since the first CD was produced - 35 years ago this month - the music industry has been trying to sell fans new formats on the basis of better sound quality. The shiny silver ... More

With Most Music Being Offered for Free, Why is Piracy Still Growing? (Forbes)

As streaming platforms like Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and a dozen others have grown, many in the music industry assumed that the dark days of people stealing songs and albums had c... More

Sky Q’s Dolby Atmos Support Arrives for New Premier League Season (Engadget)

When Sky surprised subscribers with the launch of its new Devialet-made surround sound speaker late last month, it also dropped in news that Sky Q customers would soon enjoy enhanc... More

Microsoft Powers a DJ’s Live Show with a Surface Book and Kinects (Engadget)

When it comes to live shows, the visuals are key to making a lasting impression. I'd even argue that what you see is just as important as the quality of the music. It is a performa... More

Spotify Preps to Go Public with 60M Subscribers, Outpacing Apple (TechCrunch)

Spotify’s singular focus on music sees it adding subscribers faster than the iPhone company with a streaming app on the side. Spotify has added 20 million paid subscribers in les... More

Spotify is Coming After Apple with a New Podcast Initiative (Bloomberg)

Spotify is tiptoeing into new businesses again. The company is testing whether to devote more resources to areas other than music. Podcasts are a fast-growing field currently domin... More

Sky Confirms Dolby Atmos Compatibility is Coming this Summer (Wired UK)

Alongside revealing its new partnership with high-end audio brand Devialet on the TV Sky Soundbox sound system, Sky has announced that it is bringing Dolby Atmos to its Sky Q platf... More

YouTube Red, Google Play Music Will Merge to Create a New Service (The Verge)

YouTube's head of music confirmed that the company is planning on merging its Google Play Music service with YouTube Red to create a new streaming offering. Lyor Cohen stated that ... More

Dolby Execs: Atmos, Cinema, Vision Growth Gave Company a Q3 Boost (MESA)

The continued growth of Dolby Atmos audio technology and Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) video in homes and theatrically via the Dolby Cinema platform played a major role in ... More

Vistex Announces Music Maestro as First System Compatible with CWR 2.2 (MESA)

Vistex has announced that Music Maestro is the first system compatible with Common Works Registration 2.2 (CWR), the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Compose... More

BMG Partners with Avid Pro Tools to Offer Strictly Rhythm Producer Loops (Billboard)

Major indie music company BMG has partnered with Avid Pro Tools, a studio production tool, to bring the legendary catalog of New York House label Strictly Rhythm to the Avid Market... More

Music Pushes to Innovate Beyond Streaming, But Investors Play It Safe (Billboard)

If you're confused about how exactly music tech is doing in 2017, I don't blame you. On one hand, some previously dominant music-tech stars are falling prey to money troubles, sugg... More

Paramount Becomes Latest Studio to Support Dolby Vision for UHD Blu-ray, Streaming (MESA)

Paramount has become the latest Hollywood studio to throw its support behind Dolby Vision for Ultra High-Def (UHD) Blu-ray and streamed movies featuring High Dynamic Range (HDR), f... More

Dolby Celebrates 100th Dolby Cinema Opening (MESA)

Dolby today announced the opening of its 100th global Dolby Cinema location at AMC South Bay Galleria 16 in Redondo Beach, California. This global milestone highlights the strength... More

Google Play Offers Movies in HDR (HMM)

Google Play announced the launch of HDR (high dynamic range) playback for myriad movies available for sale on the digital retail platform. HDR will first be available in the U.S. a... More

Smart Speakers Set to Capture 30 Percent of U.S. Audio Market in 2017 (Twice)

Fun fact: Amazon is now the world's largest audio equipment vendor. Thanks to the success of smart speakers with voice personal assistants (VPAs), the audio market has rebounded... More

Musicians Institute Teams with Vistex to Provide Students a Competitive Edge in Tomorrow’s Music Industry (MESA)

Vistex announced that Musicians Institute is the first school to implement Record Maestro as a core requirement of its Music Business Program, which is designed to equip future mus... More