Music/Audio

Alfonso Cuarón Discusses His Oscar-Nominated Film ‘Roma,’ the Work of Technicolor (Technicolor Bog)

Video: Alfonso Cuarón discusses how Technicolor was more than a service house but a true artistic collaborator. “They understood immediately the language that we were after – ... More

How Dolby Helps Make the Oscar Ceremony Sound as Good as it Looks (6ABC)

On Oscar Sunday, Dolby will be present once again inside the Dolby Theatre. As it turns out, the company's film and sound technology, coupled with excellent work, could result in s... More

Smart Speaker Usage ‘Now Reaches 13% of Internet Users’ in Developed Markets (Netimperative)

More than 13% of internet users surveyed across Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States had access to a smart speaker in their ho... More

Panasonic Reveals New Dolby Atmos Soundbars (Tech Radar)

Panasonic has revealed what it calls its "most cinematic and musically refined soundbars ever," the SC-HTB900, SC-HTB700, and SC-HTB510, at its annual launch event in Frankfurt, Ge... More

Spotify’s Quest to Become the King of Podcasts (Engadget)

Spotify's purchases of Anchor and Gimlet Media hint at the battleground podcasting is becoming. Advertisers are desperate to get their product in front of those ears, and so have b... More

Dubbing Dogville: What Do LATAM Voice Artists Really Think of Cloud Dubbing? (ZOO Digital Blog)

Demonstrating how cloud dubbing can work at its finest, creative director Raúl Aldana took the wheel on an exciting localization project between ZOO Digital and Lionsgate – mana... More

Spotify Bets Big on Podcasting to Power Battle Against Apple (Bloomberg)

Spotify acquired podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor FM, a declaration that their specialty is the next big area of growth for the world’s largest paid music service. Th... More

Tidal is the First Music Streaming Service to Accept Venmo (Engadget)

High-fidelity music streaming service Tidal now lets subscribers pay using their Venmo balance. It's the latest in a slew of partnerships for the PayPal-owned payments app, followi... More

Report: Smart Speaker Adoption in U.S. Reaches 66M Units, with Amazon Leading (Tech Crunch)

Smart speakers had a good holiday. Amazon already said its Echo Dot outsold all other items on its site this holiday season, which hinted toward the sizable growth for the voice-po... More

No, Podcasting is Not a Small Business (Fortune)

Believe it or not, there’s money in podcasts. Spotify is in advanced talks to acquire Gimlet Media, the Brooklyn-based narrative podcast company, for more than $200 million in ca... More

Publishers are Getting Serious About Podcast Revenue (Digiday)

Publishers are finding meaningful revenue from podcasts, a format that, in some cases, offers a more viable ad model than video. For podcasts, which have been around for over 10 ye... More

Apple Music Takes Flight on American Airlines (MESA)

Starting Friday, Apple Music subscribers can enjoy their access to over 50 million songs, playlists and music videos on any domestic American Airlines flight equipped with Viasat s... More

New SAP Podcast Aims to Give ‘Emerging Leaders’ in Business Some Savvy Advice (Fortune)

New podcasts debut seemingly every day, but most seem to focus on true crime stories or analyzing the latest tech news. Jennifer Morgan, a president at business software company SA... More

Will the iPod Return in 2019? (TechCrunch)

2019 could mark a sort of return for the final iteration of the beloved music device — which, toward the end more closely resembled a cellular-free iPhone than any of its predece... More

Dolby Institute Empowers Indie Filmmaking at Sundance Film Festival with New Fellowships Awarded to Two Films (MESA)

The Dolby Institute and Sundance Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, today announced that Honey Boy and The Sound of Silence have both received the Dolby Fa... More

Philips Latest OLEDs Combine Dolby Vision, Atmos, HDR10+ Smarts (Tech Radar)

The company has given us a sneak peek at its latest OLED range, revealing the OLED 804 and OLED 854 displays. The 4K screens will be offering not just the full range of Dolby TV te... More

Verizon Bundles Apple Music with Top-Tier Unlimited Wireless Plans for No Extra Charge (Variety)

Verizon has expanded its ties to Apple — offering wireless subscribers on its two most expensive unlimited plans access to the Apple Music for no extra charge. Starting Jan. 17, ... More

DEG Honors Dolby, Sony, Warner at Annual CES Awards Event (Twice)

DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group presented its annual Achievement Awards this week at CES 2019, honoring the best in 4K UHD hardware and software products released during calen... More

CES 2019: A Look Inside Dolby Vision, Atmos at CES (Engadget)

Engadget took a quick trip to the company's CES booth to see how it's grown in the last year and where it might be going. Innovative uses of its HDR technology in Alfonso Cuaron's ... More

Sales of Physical Music Media in UK Slump as Consumers Move to Streaming Services (Forbes)

Sales of CDs in the UK in 2018 amounted to 32 million units, that’s some 100 million fewer discs that were selling just 10 years ago in 2008, and a drop of 9.6 million year-on-ye... More