Tag: audio

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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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....
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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”,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Swedish audio tech startup Dirac raises $17.7m funding

We wrote about Swedish startup Dirac in April last year, when it raised a $6m funding round and added one of Spotify’s earliest executives, Jonathan Forster, to its board. Now the company is raising money again:...