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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 […]

UMG Mounts VR Play with ‘Kids’

UMG Mounts VR Play with ‘Kids’

“Whether that’s walking around a stage during a concert by their favorite artist or becoming part of the story in a music video,” VR is pushing the limits of music, according to Ty Roberts, Chief Technology Officer of Universal Music Group, which is teaming with OneRepublic for a new and immersive virtual reality experience for […]

‘Troll’ Tunes Stream

‘Troll’ Tunes Stream

Two months before its theatrical release, Trolls: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is available for streaming. The animated film, featuring the vocal stylings of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, as characters and warbling on the soundtrack, hits screens Nov. 4.  Songs by Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande and Zoey Deschanel (who fans of Elf will remember […]

Chromecast Leads Home Stream Market for 5th Straight Quarter

Chromecast Leads Home Stream Market for 5th Straight Quarter

Competition for control of streaming home entertainment devices has never been stronger, as the urge to cord-cut traditional distribution media continues to gain momentum, and consumers seek to port video and music from the mobile phones and the Internet to TVs and speaker systems. Apple, Roku and Amazon are giving chase, but it’s Google that […]

YouTube Music App Debuts

YouTube Music App Debuts

The long-awaited YouTube Music app has made its public debut, combining convenient mobile access for its free service with an effort to up-sell the $10 per month YouTube Red, which makes content available without those pesky ads. And not a moment too soon. While the Official YouTube Blog post announcing YouTube Music touted a global audience of […]