Music/Audio

AI Will Help the Radio Industry Reinvent Itself (Radio World)

Ryan Steelberg, Veritone: "If there’s one industry that can take advantage of the power of AI, it’s media and entertainment. Considering the large amounts of data broadcasters ... More

Dolby’s Ashim Mathur Elaborates on Evolving Technologies (Zee News)

Mathur explains that Dolby On, the company's new app, is a brilliant option for content creators who can’t access the studios at the moment. The relevance of awareness of the new... More

Dolby’s App for Musicians, Singers Adds Live Streaming (Memeburn)

Dolby has announced a new update to their Dolby On music and video recording app for musicians that brings live-streaming to the platform. The app lets musicians and performers rec... More

AirPods Pro Get Immersive Dolby Atmos Sound in New Update (TechRadar)

The Apple AirPods Pro are getting a hefty firmware upgrade with iOS 14, which will allow for Dolby Atmos spatial audio, bringing immersive 3D sound to your true wireless earbuds. A... More

Spotify Signs Deal With Warner Bros., DC for Slate of Exclusive Scripted Podcasts (Variety)

All-new podcasts starring Batman, Wonder Woman — or Bugs Bunny — could be streaming to your headphones soon. In the latest move to punch up its podcast biz, Spotify inked a mul... More

Adobe’s Stock Audio Brings Royalty-Free Music to Premiere Pro CC (Engadget)

Adobe has launched Stock audio for Premiere Pro, giving video editors a new way to choose royalty-free music directly from the app. The new service incorporates music from stock pr... More

Tidal Opens Up Dolby Atmos Music Streaming to Almost Any Dolby Atmos Sound System (Forbes)

Music streaming service Tidal is partnering up with Dolby Labs to bring Dolby Atmos Music to soundbars and home theaters across the world. This really is a big deal for music fans,... More

EMPIRE to Deliver Immersive Audio Experience Through Dolby Atmos Music to Fans, Artists (MESA)

EMPIRE announced that it will deliver a selection of its catalog in Dolby Atmos Music. EMPIRE will deliver music in Dolby Atmos leveraging an end-to-end content ecosystem spanning ... More

Sony Electronics Introduces 3.1-Channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar (Twice)

Sony Electronics Inc. has announced the new HT-G700 soundbar, offering immersive cinematic sound and clear dialog. This Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar features Vertical Surround Engi... More

It’s Boom Time for Podcasts – but Will Going Mainstream Kill the Magic? (The Guardian)

This is podcasting’s boom time. There are now more than 900,000 podcasts to choose from. In the US, 22% of the population listens to at least one podcast every week and 51% to at... More

Deluxe Unveils One Dub, Enabling Remote Audio Cloud Recording (MESA)

Deluxe announced the launch of One Dub, a cutting-edge remote audio cloud recording tool that brings professional, frame-accurate audio recording directly to the web browsers of vo... More

Sonos Announces the Arc, its First Dolby Atmos Soundbar (The Verge)

Sonos is finally making its long-awaited push into Dolby Atmos home theater audio. That effort starts with the new $799 Arc, a premium soundbar that replaces the Playbar in Sonos... More

Sony Helps Music.com ‘500 Artists Wanted’ Campaign to Uplift Indie Artists Impacted by COVID-19 (Forbes)

Independent artists facing lack of work amid the ongoing COVID-19 state of crisis have a new potential sponsor: Music.com. The Music.com project is supported by Sony’s global rel... More

Music Livestreams are Up by More Than 20 Percent as Fans Continue to Shelter in Place (Billboard)

With tours set to remain in a holding pattern, the frequency and breadth of livestreams is on the rise per new data.... More

Podcasts in a Pandemic: Listenership Stabilizes but Ad Budgets, Indie Shows are Under Pressure (AdExchanger)

The podcast industry has been on a crazy ride for the past month and a half. As people spend more time at home, listeners are still gravitating toward their favorite programs, but ... More

Dolby Vision Support Comes to Bitmovin (RTBR)

Online video tech firm Bitmovin is now offering support of Dolby Vision, the high dynamic range 4K video format. Bitmovin will license and implement Dolby’s technology into its t... More

Pearl Jam’s ‘Gigaton Visual Experience’ Arrives in Home Theaters (Variety)

Pearl Jam planned to release its “Gigaton Visual Experience” – a special audio-visual event around their new album — in theaters just before the album’s March 27 release,... More

Why Music Videos are Making a Comeback in the Age of Coronavirus (Muse)

Today, we know MTV and VH1 more for reality shows like Teen Mom and Love & Hip Hop than for the iconic videos they launched. But here's the funny thing: Music videos haven't lost t... More

New Data Shows How Entertainment Consumption is Changing (Billboard)

We know our online activities are evolving. People are spending 60% more time with music and other forms of remotely accessed entertainment. The barriers between home life and work... More

Podcasters Adapt to Makeshift Studios, Shifting Listening Behavior Amid Coronavirus (THR)

As in-home listening rises, many hosts have kept up regular production on lower-tech setups: "We thrive in moments of experimentation and necessity."... More