Music/Audio

 

Chernin Entertainment Inks Spotify First-Look Deal to Adapt Podcasts for TV, Film (Variety)

Peter Chernin wants to spin Spotify’s podcasts into TV and movie gold.... More

Dolby Signs Cinema Solutions Supply Deal With S. Korean Multiplex Operator (Korean Herald)

Dolby has signed a deal to supply its advanced cinema solutions to local multiplex operator Megabox for the next five years.... More

Amazon Music Now Has Podcasts (The Verge)

Podcasts are the things to have in a music streaming app.... More

Facebook Gaming Secures Streaming Deal With Music Industry for Creators (DTE)

Facebook is looking to create a more legitimate platform for streamers to incorporate music by announcing a wide-spanning deal.... More

Sony Music Bets its Next Big Hit Will Be a Podcast (Bloomberg)

The world’s second-largest music company plans to release nearly 40 podcasts this year and is developing more than 100 original programs.... More

Amazon Music App Now Lets Artists Live-Stream From Twitch Accounts (Variety)

Amazon Music is letting artists deliver live concerts and other live-streaming sessions from Twitch directly in the Amazon Music mobile app — giving them a new way to reach fans ... More

Mastering Difficult Describing (Red Bee Blog)

New challenges come up all the time in Audio Description. As content-makers innovate, they can throw us stylistic curveballs that force us to rethink how we convey what’s on scre... More

Loop Media Teams Up With TiVo for Music Videos (Forbes)

The partnership adds 18 of Loop Media’s music video channels to the TiVo+ content network and gives TiVo customers access to a large selection of Loop music video content on TiVo... More

Dolby Provides John Williams Concert With Special Audio Experience (MESA)

Dolby and leading classical music record label Deutsche Grammophon have released of a special audio experience of legendary composer John Williams and the Wiener Philharmoniker’s... More

Dua Lipa Teams Up with The Mill for Latest Music Video (MESA)

Directed by The Mill’s Lisha Tan, the animated film for ‘Hallucinate’ is an extravagant psychedelic journey with both dreamlike and nightmarish elements.... More

U.S. Podcast Advertising to Top $1B Next Year (MediaPost)

The U.S. podcast advertising marketplace is on pace to top $1 billion in the next year, according to the first-ever estimates released by eMarketer. The ad growth projections mirro... More

Licensed Music is Coming to Snapchat (MBW)

Snap Inc, the parent of social media platform Snapchat, is set to launch a new music video feature which has been licensed by some of the industry’s biggest companies.... More

Facebook is Set to Finally Get the Rights to Show Music Videos (Bloomberg)

Facebook has completed a series of deals for the right to show music videos, according to people familiar with the matter, vaulting the social network into a medium dominated by Yo... More

Dolby, Avid Make it Easier for Indie Artists to Use Immersive Atmos Tech (Engadget)

Music tracks encoded with Dolby’s immersive Atmos Music tech recently started appearing on Tidal and other streaming services, but most are from artists backed by major labels. N... More

Megabox Launches Korea’s First Dolby Cinema (Korea Times)

Megabox, one of Korea's three biggest theater chains along with CGV and Lotte Cinema, has launched the country's first Dolby Cinema to deliver a fully immersive cinema experience t... More

Digital Devices Hit ‘Inevitable’ Milestone, Passing Analog in Listening Time for 2020 (Billboard)

Digital devices are now the dominant method of listening to music, and the coronavirus seems to be behind the latest growth wave.... More

Dolby, FADER Team for Music Live Streaming Contest (LG)

The FADER has announced its lineup for the charitable event, The Fader Digital Fort #2. Together, The FADER and Dolby will host a social media competition called Dolby Artist Spotl... More

The Walkman, Forty Years On (New Yorker)

Even prior to extended quarantines and lockdowns, it was hard to imagine life without the electronic escapes of noise-cancelling earbuds, smartphones, and tablets. Today, it seems ... More

VSI Paris Awarded ‘Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studio’ Certification (MESA)

Dolby awards the first “Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Studio” certification in France to VSI Paris-Chinkel S.A. for audio editing and mixing. They join a growing list of VSI l... More

SoundCloud Offers Artists Dolby-Powered Audio Mastering (Billboard)

SoundCloud is teaming with Dolby for a new feature that allows creators to master their songs without ever leaving their accounts on the streaming platform.... More