Music/Audio

Amazon Launches its First Inexpensive Fire TV Televisions With Dolby Vision Support (The Verge)

Amazon and its manufacturer partners have been selling inexpensive 4K TVs with Fire TV software built in for a few years now. But tonight, Amazon announced the first model that inc... More

Study Shows Rise in Podcast Listening By Millennials, the Biggest Audio Generation (Billboard)

Audio listening in the U.S. is at an all-time high, driven by millennials and Gen Z music fans, who listen to more content than all others -- more types, more often and from more s... More

Dolby Cinema is on its Way to Manchester, Birmingham in the UK (TR)

The expansion of the Dolby Cinema family continues with two new UK sites. The ODEON Manchester Trafford Centre and ODEON Luxe Birmingham Broadway Plaza are set to open in the autum... More

Spotify is Building Shared-Queue Social Listening (TechCrunch)

Want to rock out together even when you’re apart? Spotify has prototyped an unreleased feature called “Social Listening” that lets multiple people add songs to a queue they c... More

Universal Music Group Looks to the Future of Sound Mixing With Dolby Atmos (Billboard)

Universal Music Group and Dolby Laboratories are teaming up to bring Dolby’s cutting-edge Atmos immersive audio technology to the music industry, the companies announced. Under t... More

Dolby Wants You to Experience Music in a New Way (USA Today)

Dolby, the company most of us know for bringing premium sound to movie theaters and high-end home audio, wants you to listen to music in a different way. Dolby's Atmos system, popu... More

New VIZIO Collection Highlighted by Additional Dolby Atmos Offerings (MESA)

VIZIO announced the availability of its 2019 audio collection, highlighted by the VIZIO 36" 5.1.4 and 36" 3.1.2 Premium Home Theater Sound Systems with Dolby Atmos. (more…)... More

First Dolby Cinema Opens in Germany with Kinopolis Gruppe in Munich (MESA)

Dolby and Kinopolis Gruppe announced the opening of the first Dolby Cinema in Germany at the renowned Mathäser Palast in Munich. Film fans can now enjoy the very best cinema prese... More

Sony Launches HT-X8500 Soundbar With Dolby Atmos (Times of India)

Sony has announced HT-X8500 soundbar speaker in India. According to the company, it can deliver maximum 7.1.2 channel sound experience with Sony digital signal processing tecnologi... More

Home Audio Shipments Grow Globally by 20% (TWICE)

Home audio equipment shipments continue to climb, growing globally by nearly 20 percent year-on-year in Q4 2018, according to a new report. Futuresource said home audio shipments r... More

RIAA: Major Label Interest in Hi-Res Music Surging (Billboard)

For the first time ever, the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) has revealed how many high-resolution music titles are available in the United States for downloads and streaming.... More

Mark Zuckerberg Debuts His Own ‘Tech and Society’ Podcast (Engadget)

Yes, you read that correctly. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has launched his own podcast, Tech & Society with Mark Zuckerberg, that has the company founder siting down with luminaries... More

SiriusXM’s New Streaming-Only ‘Essential’ Plan Targets Smart Speaker Owners (TechCrunch)

Last week, Amazon and Google rolled out free music streaming services to cater to the growing base of smart speaker owners. Now, SiriusXM is going after this market, too. The compa... More

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