Music/Audio

‘Jack Ryan’ to Launch Globally on Amazon Prime Video in Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision (MESA)

Dolby and Amazon announced today that Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be available on Prime Video in both Dolby Atmos® and Dolby Vision™ HDR starting August 31. This Prime Or... More

New Study Shows Close Relationship Between Social Media, Music (Billboard)

A new study found that nine out of 10 social media users do a music-related activity within the framework of an app, according to data compiled by research and analysis firm MusicW... More

Major Labels Team Up to Sue Web Sites Ripping Audio from YouTube Videos (Billboard)

Universal, Warner Bros, Sony and other big record labels filed a lawsuit on Friday (Aug. 3) against two Russia-based illegal stream-ripping websites, FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com. The w... More

‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Makes the Most of Dolby Cinema Technology (Collider)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is going to be one of the biggest movies of the year. Dolby has an exclusive interview with the cast and crew as they talk about the movie and how D... More

Dolby CEO: Company Saw Increased Atmos, Vision Momentum in Q3 (MESA)

Dolby saw growing progress for Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and Dolby Cinema in its third quarter (ended June 29), according to CEO and president Kevin Yeaman. “We are seeing conti... More

Spotify Hits 83 Million Subscribers (CNET)

Spotify hit 83 million subscribers at the end of the last month, the streaming-music company said Thursday. That remains bigger than its closest competitor, Apple Music , which had... More

Dolby, Cinescape to Bring First Dolby Cinemas to Kuwait (MESA)

Dolby and the Kuwait National Cinema Company have entered into a three-screen agreement for the first deployments of Dolby Cinema in Kuwait. The first site is expected to open late... More

Vistex Signs First Indonesian Client, Massive Music at MIDEM (MESA)

Vistex announced its first Indonesian client, Massive Music, to adopt Music Maestro. The deal was signed at this year's MIDEM - the annual music industry trade show held in Cannes,... More

Dolby Atmos Comes to Amazon Prime Video Aug. 31 (TechRadar)

Amazon Prime members, we’ve got some news that will be music to your ears, Dolby Atmos is coming to Amazon Prime Video service starting on August 31. The announcement comes from... More

Is Instagram About to Become the Music Industry’s New Best Friend? (MBW)

Last month through a series of announcements, Instagram, the Facebook owned photo-sharing app, emerged ready to become a new monetary force within the music industry, as streaming ... More

Dolby Vision Coming to Xbox One Consoles (TVB Europe)

Microsoft is bringing Dolby Vision streaming to its 4K-ready Xbox One consoles, allowing users to watch Netflix in the 12-bit high-dynamic-range format. The Xbox One S and Xbox One... More

Spotify is Fine – But Let’s Mourn the Passing of CDs (LA Times)

The problem with sundowning music formats is that, in our eagerness to pitch ourselves into the future with new technology, we bury what brought us so much pleasure in the first pl... More

Dolby is Making a Big-Ticket Bet on India (CNBC TV18)

Dolby Laboratories, is gearing up to double the number of Atmos-equipped screens in India. The company’s signature sound technology, released in 2012, has established its presenc... More

Instagram Stories Adds Music Integration (Variety)

Instagram users can now add a soundtrack to their stories: The Facebook-owned service announced the addition of music stickers Thursday, allowing users to select individual songs t... More

Apple to Unveil High-End AirPods, Over-Ear Headphones for 2019 (Bloomberg)

The upcoming audio push builds on Apple’s earlier success in the field. The iPod and iTunes digital music store helped revive the industry and began a transformation that turned ... More

YouTube Launches Premium Video Service Internationally (Deadline)

YouTube is going global with its premium content service, making it available in 12 new countries including the UK and Canada. The Google-owned company is also launching its YouTub... More

The Podcast Business is Still Teeny Tiny – Which is Great News for Podcast (Recode)

Do you like podcasts? Me too. It’s sort of nuts to imagine a time before podcasts, right? Podcasts are the future. Podcasts podcasts podcasts. You know who’s not sold on podcas... More

Will 5G Deliver for Radio? (Radio World)

Even with 5G a few years away from full deployment, interest in it is growing among radio engineers. Observers say radio groups are already tinkering with ways the next-gen wireles... More

YouTube Bets on Music as ‘Trojan Horse’ to Boost Subscription Business (THR)

The rebrand puts music at the center of YouTube’s push to sign up subscribers, a move that YouTube global head of music Lyor Cohen says was driven by the “enormous consumption ... More

Gracenote Introduces Recording-Level Music Style Datasets for Better Music Discovery, Curation, Personalization (MESA)

Gracenote is launching Sonic Style, a breakthrough music descriptor system which classifies the “style” of musical recordings across massive catalogs for the first time ever. ... More