Music/Audio

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

Survey: Music Streaming is Americans’ Most-Wanted Subscription Service (Billboard)

Consumers’ most-wanted subscription isn’t Amazon Prime or Netflix but rather music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, according to a new survey conducted by Mu... More

On-Demand Audio, Video Streams Pass 1T This Year for First Time in U.S. (Billboard)

Even in an era where streaming records are seemingly broken with regularity, there are still thresholds that are worth stopping to acknowledge. And last week served up one of them.... More

Why Podcasts Could Be a Differentiator for HBO Max (Motley Fool)

The better a streaming company's tools for figuring out what people watch and why, the better positioned that streaming company is to come out with the next big streaming hit. And ... More

Dolby Launches Atmos Music Consumer Campaign

Dolby has launched its first consumer campaign around its multi-dimensional sound technology, Dolby Atmos, with the first campaign video debuting Nov. 24 at the 2019 American Music... More

Veritone Debuts AI-Enabled Ad Revenue Solutions for the Media Industry (MESA)

Veritone announced the full commercial launch of the company’s VeriAds network – a robust suite of revenue solutions that enables radio and television broadcasters, podcasters ... More

Dolby, Warner Music Group to Expand Music Available in Dolby Atmos (MESA)

Dolby and Warner Music Group are introducing an elevated way to experience WMG songs and albums with Dolby Atmos Music. Dolby Atmos is redefining how music is experienced by giving... More

Salesforce Wants to Bring Voice to the Workplace (TechCrunch)

At its annual Dreamforce mega-conference in San Francisco, Salesforce introduced the next steps in its Einstein Voice project, which it first announced last year. Einstein Voice is... More

AWS Elemental MediaConvert Supports Encoding for Dolby Vision, Audio (TVB Europe)

AWS Elemental has announced its MediaConvert video processing service now offers support for Dolby Vision high dynamic range video encoding and Dolby Atmos audio encoding for immer... More

Sony President on Sony 360 Reality Audio: ‘I Didn’t Believe It’ (Forbes)

When Sony revealed its latest technology, called Sony 360 Reality, there was a lot to explain. Sure, we knew it was a system that used object-based audio to create an experience th... More

SiriusXM Upgrades Jazz at Lincoln Center Studios With Avid Audio Solutions to Produce Live Broadcasts (MESA)

Avid announced that long-time customer SiriusXM Satellite Radio has upgraded its Jazz at Lincoln Center mixing and recording studios with Avid audio hardware and software solutions... More