7digital signs up to use Super Hi-Fi’s audio technology
We spotted the potential of startup Super Hi-Fi back in 2019, and talked to the company about its plans to use AI to make streaming services sound more like traditional radio – with automated mixing, branding stings,...
July 16, 2021
On-demand audio music streams up 27.5% in first half of 2021
Listeners streamed 1.3 trillion tracks from on-demand audio music services in the first half of 2021, up 27.5% year-on-year. That’s according to MRC Data, which published this global figure as part of its mid-year...
July 14, 2021
Tools. Audiomob: Audio advertising meets gaming
Gaming audiences belong to the most engaged group of music fans – a recent report by MIDiA research and Twitch revealed that gamers engage with all forms of music activities – like music subscriptions or merchandise...
July 12, 2021
Mulling the future for immersive audio and hearable gadgets
Dr Poppy Crum is the chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories, whose Dolby Atmos technology is currently riding high as part of Apple’s push into spatial audio. As such, Crum has a brain well worth picking on what’s...
July 7, 2021
Livestreaming startup Beatstream launches after pilot tests
The livestreaming startups keep on coming. Beatstream is the latest, launching a service for venues, DJs and artists to stream their performances as ticketed events. The twist here: it is focusing on live audio streams...
June 24, 2021
Audigo Labs launches its smart mic, app and cloud service
Audigo Labs was one of the startups taking part in the 2020 Techstars Music accelerator: we covered its pitch at the company’s demo day in May 2020. The business included hardware, software and services for musicians,...
June 21, 2021
Study claims 47% of Americans subscribe to an audio service
Edison Research has published some new data on audio services in the US. It claims that the percentage of Americans subscribing to these services grew from 23% in 2015 to 47% in 2021. This isn’t just about music....
June 18, 2021
The Sandbox Guide to… Live Audio
Our latest Sandbox Guide walks you through live audio – and how to use platforms like Clubhouse, Spotify’s Greenroom, and Twitter’s Spaces to create loyal fan communities, redefine the concept of “performance”,...
June 17, 2021
Landr buys audio software company Synchro Arts
Creator tools firm Landr has announced its latest acquisition: of audio software company Synchro Arts. That’s the firm behind vocal production plug-ins VocAlign and Revoice Pro, which has been going since 1994. “This...
June 10, 2021
Zane Lowe: ‘There will be new artists who are born into spatial’
Apple Music rolled out its new ’spatial audio’ feature yesterday, offering a catalogue of thousands of tracks in the Dolby Atmos format. Its co-head of artist relations Zane Lowe published a blog post talking up the...
June 9, 2021
AudioMob joins Google’s European Black Founders Fund
AudioMob is a startup focusing on in-game audio ads for mobile games, and it has been working on campaigns with a number of labels including WMG and BMG. Now it’s also got backing from Google, which has made it one...
June 7, 2021