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‘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 […]

Apple Sprouts VR with U2

Apple Sprouts VR with U2

Apple Music is showcasing VR capabilities via the new U2 video clip “Song for Someone.” The U2 VR experience debuted this past weekend on The Experience Bus, a mobile unit touring with the band, currently in Europe.  Co-branded with Apple Music, The Experience Bus that invites concert-goers to pop in and try Oculus Rift VR goggles. The clip, created […]

Mix Art of Sound Design a Hit

Mix Art of Sound Design a Hit

Music, effects and dialogue in the newly immersive world of filmed entertainment was the focus of “Mix Presents: The Art of Sound Design,” a daylong exploration of new audio frontiers at Sony Pictures Studios, put together by Mix, the magazine of professional audio & music production. In addition to presentations on Music: Beyond 5.1, Dialogue […]

Blockchain Gang Touts Music Applications

Blockchain Gang Touts Music Applications

Is blockchain, a new technology that tracks bitcoin transactions, poised to shake-up the music industry? Since May, when Richard Branson held a 4-day Block Chain Summit on Necker Island, his private Caribbean paradise, Wall Streeet types and industry technogeeks has been buzzing about little else. The idea is that cryptocurrencies — bitcoin being the most […]

How to Buy a Guitar

How to Buy a Guitar

So you want to buy a guitar, for yourself, or someone else, and don’t know what to get? Let me give you the guidance you need to start your guitar adventure off on the right foot. Guitars are either acoustic, acoustic-electric, semi-acoustic, or electric. Most beginners start with an acoustic guitar; they’re simple, straightforward, sound […]

Tech Effect on Music Sales

Tech Effect on Music Sales

Artist and composer Zoe Keating talks with Forbes about bitcoin and bitchain, which she feels has the potential to revolutionize how music is monetized. Also music streaming and being an invited guest at Richard Branson’s exclusive Blockchain Summit, exploring digital currency. Talking to Hypebot, the Canadian-born, San Francisco-based cellist and composer rather surprisingly shares that among her […]

New Atmos Reference Speakers

New Atmos Reference Speakers

Dolby Atmos technology has — or will soon — be installed in over 1,200 cinemas around the world, supported by more than 300 titles and the technology has become the standard for theatrical and home entertainment surround sound. Riding that wave of momentum, Dolby teamed with Klipsch to unveil its Reference Premiere Dolby Atmos speakers. Three new Dolby Atmos […]