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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 […]

Simaudio Debuts $118,000 Moon Amp

Simaudio Debuts $118,000 Moon Amp

For the audiophile who has everything, and wants more, theMoon 888 monoblock amplifier from Simaudio is just the ticket. The $118,888-a-pair power source debited at the 2017 CES this week, boasting the same manufacturing process used for high-performance racing engines. Monoblock amps have amplification for a single channel, so one per speaker is required. Hefty in more than […]

NextVR teams with Live Nation, Citi

NextVR teams with Live Nation, Citi

Live Nation and Citi have teamed with NextVR to present a series of concert experiences the companies are hoping will be– in the words of U2 — “even better than the real thing.” Participating artists in the initial series of 10 concerts are expected to be announced shortly, and will be available through the Live Nation […]

Big Things in Store for HUGE

Big Things in Store for HUGE

The Utah tech-boom is expanding to include audio post in a big — some might say HUGE — way. Music conglomerate R Legacy Entertainment has assembled the pieces for a world-class sound enterprise that will be known as HUGEsound Post Production, expected to open its doors in January 2017. Earlier this month, Legacy’s Gaylen Rust […]

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