Music/Audio

Apple Could Promote TV+ With Companion Podcasts (Engadget)

Apple has considered producing podcasts to support its slate of original TV+ shows and movies, according to Bloomberg. The company reportedly sent out a call for pitches last summe... More

Dolby Institute Fellowship Awards ‘Nine Days’ and ‘Wendy,’ Both to Premiere at 2020 Sundance Film Festival (MESA)

Dolby Laboratories’ Dolby Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, announced that the Dolby Institute Fellowship winners for this year are Nine Days, written a... More

Dolby Atmos is Great for Movies, but Wait Until You Hear What it Does for Music (Digital Trends)

Atmos Music is on the move on multiple fronts. Two of the big four labels, including Universal and Warner Music, have committed to mixing (and remixing) music using Atmos Music tec... More

What the Death of iTunes Says About Our Digital Habits (The Atlantic)

We started the 2010s obsessed with our electronic hygiene—and ended them a nation of digital hoarders. Eleven ideas about the decade that killed iTunes.... More

Apple’s Story is Shifting Thanks to the Massive Success of AirPods (CNBC)

Apple’s App Store growth appears to have slowed in 2019, a potentially negative sign for the company’s focus on growing its services business to offset weaker iPhone sales. But... More

Netflix, Dolby Soho Team for Immersive Exhibit (Deadline)

Netflix continues to pull out all the stops on behalf of its bumper crop of Oscar-bait films. It has teamed with Dolby on an immersive exhibit in New York that will showcase Dolemi... More

Amazon Fire TV Soundbars Will Support Dolby Atmos Later This Year (AH)

Amazon has announced that its Fire TV sound bars will be getting a software update later this year that will bring Dolby Atmos among other features.... More

Report: Music Streaming Soared From 7% to 80% of U.S. Market in the 2010s (Variety)

Streaming rose from 7% of the U.S. music market in 2010 to a whopping 80% in 2019, according to an eye-popping number from the RIAA, one of several statistics the organization twee... More

Coldplay Latest Artist to Tout Dolby Atmos Music

As part of its ongoing Dolby Atmos Music campaign, seven-time Grammy winning band Coldplay is featured in a new video touting the ability of Atmos to bring music to fans in ways th... More

Dolby Atmos Featured in The Beatles’ Immersive Sgt. Pepper Experience Launched in Liverpool (Music Week)

Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool have partnered with The Beatles and Dolby Laboratories to launch a unique "experiential" presentation of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts ... More

Facebook Pursues Music Video Rights in Challenge to YouTube (Bloomberg)

Facebook is pursuing rights to music videos from major record labels, programming that could boost interest in its Watch video service, according to people familiar with the matter... More

Marvel Conquered Movies – Can it Do the Same With Audiobooks? (Wired)

Over the past decade, few institutions in the pop culture universe have dominated the conversation as much as Marvel. It wrapped things up in 2019 with Avengers: Endgame, which bec... More

CES 2020 Audio Predictions: Expect More Noise-Canceling Headphones, 3D Music (Digital Trends)

CES is always full of mystery. That’s what makes it so much fun — and so terribly difficult to prepare for. That said, while we’re always in for some surprises, it doesn’t ... More

Why Do We Still Pay Only $10 a Month for Music? (Rolling Stone)

Of the litany of things you can buy for $10 — a sandwich, a box of pens, and a print magazine among them — unlimited access to a catalog of 50 million songs is one of the most ... More

Avid, Berklee College of Music to Deliver Innovative Accessibility Features for Visually Impaired Music Creators (MESA)

Avid announced a joint initiative with Berklee College of Music’s Assistive Music Technology Lab to develop and improve accessibility features in Avid’s music composition and n... More

How Big is the Podcasting Market for Publishers? (Media Post)

Publishers coping with changing media consumption habits may want to parlay their editorial strengths into the burgeoning field of podcasting. Unlike visual media like text or vide... More

Dolby Atmos Music Comes to Jay-Z’s Tidal Service (CNET)

Sony's 360 Reality Audio isn't the only surround-sound music game in town: Dolby Atmos Music takes the company's established movie format and applies it to music streaming. And Jay... More

Star Wars, Dolby Partner for Epic Installation in New York (Comicbook)

If you're in the New York area and looking for a way to celebrate the galaxy far, far away, a new installation is right up your alley. Dolby Laboratories and Walt Disney Studios of... More

Sony’s ‘Collaboration Series’ Pairs Artists With Tech, Gaming, Movies (Billboard)

Sony Music Entertainment artists will collaborate on new projects with Sony technology, gaming and movies as part of a new campaign. Dubbed the Sony Collaboration Series, it's comp... More

Dolby Presents Dolby Atmos Music and J Balvin (MESA)

Dolby unveiled the second commercial of its first Dolby Atmos Music campaign featuring the LATIN GRAMMY award-winning and global chart-topping Colombian reggaeton artist, J Balvin.... More