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Pandora Gets Sirius Suitor to Put a Ring On It

Pandora Gets Sirius Suitor to Put a Ring On It

It’s official. Sirius has reached an agreement to invest $480 million in Pandora, purchasing a 19 percent stake in the streaming music service. The satellite radio service had been circling Pandora for some time, prompting rumors of an outright purchase. This agreement, which will take weeks to conclude, is the best of both worlds for Padora, guaranteeing […]

BuzzAngle Shazams Data

BuzzAngle Shazams Data

Analytics firm BuzzAngle Music is integrating global data from Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps. The agreement is a coup for BuzzAngle Music, marking the first time Shazam data is available in a comprehensive analytics platform. The data provided from Shazam includes the number of Shazams for every song within a given market and country, […]

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music Tops 27 Million and other WWDC news

Apple Music has topped the 27 million subscriber mark, announcing the benchmark at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference today at the San Jose Convention Center. That’s a 7 million improvement over December, when the company announced it had achieved 20 million paying subscribers in the two years since the service launched, a 35 percent improvement in the second […]

Twitter Freestyles in Brooklyn

Twitter Freestyles in Brooklyn

Hipster Brooklyn hotspot Freehold has teamed with Twitter on a series of intimate concerts, that are being billed as secret summer sessions. The first of eight unfolds tonight with St. Lucia. Freehold is a mixed-use destination, serving food, offering workspace and operating a bar. Though open to the public, it is also a club that […]

Bjork in the VRoom

Bjork in the VRoom

Icelandic artist Björk makes her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut on May 30, performing with a 32-piece string orchestra in a sold-out concert conducted by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason. The event is part of the LA Phil’s Reykjavík Festival, highlighting what the organization calls the “profound musical creativity” from Björk’s native land. It also coincides with […]

Shazam Keeps it Real with Wyclef

Shazam Keeps it Real with Wyclef

Shazam leverages Wyclef Jean’s new EP drop to debut its AR platform. The Fugees lead alum headlines SWXW’s “How Did Shazam Get Wyclef in AR on My Phone?!” March 15. The new massively scaled augmented reality (AR) platform is the next generation of which is the next generation of the Shazam’s visual recognition feature, launched in 2015 to provide custom content […]

Live Event Sound for the 21st Century

Live Event Sound for the 21st Century

For nerds who love rock music, there are few careers as promising as engineering for a production sound firm. Clair Global is the largest, operating from headquarters in Lititz, PA, the company serves the needs of the live touring concert industry, festival and rehearsal clients, and broadcast and corporate projects. The company does everything from piano […]

Hulu, Live Nation, Uni team for VR Music Series

Hulu, Live Nation, Uni team for VR Music Series

Live Nation has teamed with Hulu for the virtual reality series On Stage, sponsored by Universal Pictures. The first installment, which premiered Jan. 26,  focused on Lil’ Wayne, offering fans a new angle on his music and hip hop culture. The short form, multi-part documentary series promises a “deep dive into the creative process of an artist’s live […]

LG First to Unveil Dolby Atmos TVs

LG First to Unveil Dolby Atmos TVs

LAS VEGAS — Dolby Laboratories, Inc.  and LG Electronics today announced that LG 2017 OLED TVs will support Dolby Dolby Atmos, marking the first turnkey consumer display units for the immersive sound technology. The new LG models also support Dolby Vision high-dynamic-range, or HDR, visual technology. The Dolby Atmos audio experience — which allows sound to be placed […]

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