Twitter adds voice posts: ‘Sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough’
People in Silicon Valley have been getting hot under the collar recently about an app called Clubhouse, which is based on people recording and uploading voice messages. Now there’s more good news for people who love...
June 18, 2020
Broccoli Content CEO challenges Spotify to sign Equality in Audio pact (Update: it’s signed)
We wrote about the Equality in Audio Pact earlier this month. Launched by podcast producer Broccoli Content, it was a list of five pledges that audio production companies could make, including paying interns; hiring LGBTQIA+,...
June 15, 2020
Spinnin’ Records tracks go 360 Reality Audio for Deezer
Dance label Spinnin’ Records has launched a 52-track playlist on Deezer of tracks remastered for the 360 Reality Audio hi-res format. Billed as the “first ever 360 dance playlist on Deezer”, it includes...
May 20, 2020
Splice acquires audio technology startup Superpowered
Music creation firm Splice has announced its latest acquisition: of Superpowered, which was part of the first Techstars Music accelerator in 2017. Back then, it was described as having developed the “fastest mobile...
May 15, 2020
Startup Dirac raises $6m and adds Spotify veteran to board
We’ve covered a number of startups in the ‘audio tech’ sector in recent times: among them Accusonus (which raised $3.3m in November 2019); Sonarworks (which showed off a personalised audio app called SoundID in January);...
April 15, 2020
Sony 360 Reality Audio will launch with four streaming services
Technology firm Sony has revealed more of the plans for its 360 Reality Audio format, which was announced earlier this year. From late autumn, there will be around 1,000 songs available in the format through four streaming...
October 16, 2019
Warner Music takes part in VASAR immersive-audio project
Have you heard of VASAR? No, not a new band going heavy on the all-caps name. It’s an academic project in the UK: Volumetric Audio Synthesis for Augmented Reality to give it its full name. It’s received £326.3k (around...
June 3, 2019
Calm raises $88m: should meditation be on Spotify’s audio radar?
Spotify said yesterday that podcasts are just the ‘start’ of its ambitions to focus on all forms of audio. What next? We’d suggest that meditation / mindfulness will be high on the company’s radar...
February 7, 2019
WiMP brand to be retired in favour of Tidal
Scandinavian streaming service WiMP is being rebranded as Tidal, the other service launched by its parent company Aspiro before its recent acquisition by a company owned by Jay Z. Tidal is now the main brand across the world,...
March 24, 2015
Google takes on Apple’s AirPlay with Google Cast for Audio
Google has sold millions of its Chromecast dongles, which help people stream media to their televisions, controlled from their mobile devices. Now it’s launching a related technology called Google Cast for Audio, focused...
January 12, 2015
SoundCloud debuts ‘Collection’ for web and iPhone
SoundCloud has changed a lot over the course of 2014, in terms of its design. The company had one more tweak in store before the end of the year though: a new feature called Collection. “We designed Collection to make...
December 24, 2014
Meridian Audio wants to up digital music’s audio quality
There’s been a lot going on around digital music and sound quality in 2015, from PonoMusic’s crowdfunding to the launch of high-def streaming services Tidal and Deezer Elite. Now veteran hardware firm Meridian Audio is...
December 19, 2014