Music/Audio

Dolby Atmos Will Immerse Guests in Sound at New Hollywood eSports MX4D Theatre (Blooloop)

The second Hollywood Esports MX4D Theatre will open soon in San Diego, California – and audiences are promised a new level of immersion. That’s because, in addition to MediaMat... More

Vimeo, Dolby Partner With ‘Blindspotting’ Director, Ghetto Film School on Filmmaking Lab (THR)

Vimeo and the Dolby Institute are joining forces with the Ghetto Film School and Blindspotting director Carlos Lopez Estrada's Little Ugly on a new initiative that is meant to high... More

The Power of Audio (Forbes)

Similar to digital media and now television, radio is developing its own data-driven solutions to meet the needs of advertisers. Podcasting has become among the fastest growing ad ... More

The Second UK Dolby Cinema Has Opened in Leeds (PL)

The UK's second Dolby Cinema has now opened in Leeds, part of a larger 10 screen multiplex on the east side of the city. The Odeon Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park follows on from the amazin... More

Apple Bringing Podcasts to the Web (Variety)

Apple has been testing a new web interface for its podcast directory, according to a report by 9to5Mac. The new interface not only lists individual episodes of a show, but actually... More

NAB 2019: Dolby’s Rob France on Dolby Vision’s Impact on Live Sports (SVG)

Dolby Vision has established itself as a true differentiator in the experience of viewing live sports, but what”s next for the technology and the company?... More

Netflix Launches Comedy Channel on SiriusXM (WaPo)

Netflix is launching its first audio venture that will feature the video streaming service’s comedy programming on SiriusXM. The companies on Wednesday announced “Netflix Is A ... More

Spotify is Quietly Becoming the Netflix of Audio (Inc.)

Spotify has quietly morphed into the world's largest podcast publisher since it has more in-house shows than their competition. Spotify subtly shifting over to podcasts makes compl... More

Streaming Music is Going to Officially Take Over the World This Year (CNET)

Sometime this year, streaming music should achieve actual world domination. Streaming music, especially paid subscriptions, last year once again fueled the recording industry's glo... More

Spotify Wants You to Listen to More Podcasts, Less Music (Fortune)

Spotify’s $340 million play for podcasts is not just an attempt to dominate every facet of your audio experience—though Spotify would certainly like that, too. Following its re... More

Streaming Music Leads Smart Speakers (Media Post)

Smart speakers can do many things, but consumers mainly want them to stream music. Of all the many uses of smart speakers, listening to streaming music services is at the top of th... More

Survey: Podcast Growth is Popping in the U.S. (NY Times)

The number of podcast listeners has increased sharply this year, according to a new report. More than half the people in the United States have listened to one, and nearly one out ... More

Music Streaming Services are Fighting a Big Royalties Increase (Engadget)

Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon are fighting back against royalty increases that could be as high as 44 percent. The four companies -- each with its own streaming service -- ha... More

Supreme Court Will Be Asked to Permit Resales of Digital Music Files (THR)

ReDigi is now before the U.S. Supreme Court in a legal battle over the reselling of digitized copyrighted works. The company, which attempted to launch an online marketplace for se... More

Dolby is Fast Becoming a Key Part of Oscar Success (Forbes)

It's not hard to see why directors love the audio part of Dolby's offering. Atmos offers much more positional control than ever before possible in cinema. One of the most striking ... More

Everybody Makes Podcasts: Can Anyone Make Them Profitable? (Bloomberg)

The industry generates a lot of enthusiasm and little revenue, but that could be changing.... More

Second UK Dolby Cinema to Open in Leeds (Forbes)

Hot on the heels of the opening of the first Dolby Cinema in the UK at the Odeon Leicester Square at the end of last year, a second will be arriving in the spring. Aptly, it will b... More

Dolby Atmos: Inside the Audio Tech Behind the Oscars’ Biggest Winners (Verdict)

Dolby’s audio-video technologies featured in eight Oscar winning films this year, but perhaps the two standout experiences on Dolby Atmos’ immersive audio system are Roma – w... More

All Xbox One Consoles to Get Dolby Atmos Audio Upmixing (TechRadar)

A new feature has rolled out to Xbox Insiders in the Alpha Insider ring this week that brings Dolby Atmos upmixing to all Microsoft's Xbox One consoles. Designed by Dolby, the upmi... More

Bohemian Rhapsody’s Technical Teams Become Oscar Champions (TVB Europe)

The Bohemian Rhapsody sound teams used Dolby Atmos in their sound design. Dolby Vision was utilized by Best Cinematography winner Alfonso Cuarón for Roma, which also won Best Fore... More