Audio

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world – Quartz

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need? AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify noises, and understand text as three different problems, and built algorithms suited to each individual task. Imagine…

Bigger isn’t always better as music’s boom and bust era of the super festival becomes more niche – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The American live music scene has become a culture of super festivals. Beyond the massively successful Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, the last two decades have seen a tremendous expansion of events that draw thousands of fans and boast multiple stages with city-sized artworks. Now some believe that bigger is no longer better. After years of expansive growth, some promoters are starting to think smaller, tailoring their offerings to specific audiences….

See DJ Khaled’s ‘On Everything’ With Rick Ross, Big Sean, Travis Scott – RollingStone.com

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

DJ Khaled recruits Travis Scott, Big Sean and Rick Ross for his new video for “On Everything,” the latest single off the producer’s all-star LP Grateful. Related 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far Including Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Harry Styles, Roger Waters and more The video finds Khaled and the three rappers delivering the track from within a luxurious, heavily guarded compound that’s adorned with thrones, stained…

Bigger isn’t always better as music’s boom and bust era of the super … – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

The American live music scene has become a culture of super festivals. Beyond the massively successful Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, the last two decades have seen a tremendous expansion of events that draw thousands of fans and boast multiple stages with city-sized artworks. Now some believe that bigger is no longer better. After years of expansive growth, some promoters are starting to think smaller, tailoring their offerings to specific audiences….

Tesla reportedly wants to develop its own music service – Washington Post

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk unveils the company’s newest products in Hawthorne, Calif., on April 30, 2015. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP) It may not be enough for the electric-car company Tesla to take on the giants of Detroit, like General Motors and Ford. The Palo Alto-based automaker is said to be exploring its very own music streaming service, too, a move that would pit the company against market leader Spotify, and…

New sound may ensure privacy, but could also help bank robbers – New Atlas

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Most microphones are designed to emulate the human ear, hearing sounds that we hear, and not hearing ones that we don’t. Scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, however, have created a new sound that we can’t hear but that is picked up by mics of all kinds. It could have some valuable applications, although there’s also the potential for misuse. The university’s Coordinated Science Laboratory states that the…

From Music to Maps, How Apple’s iPhone Changed Business – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Ten years ago, hailing a cab meant waving one’s arm at passing traffic, consumers routinely purchased cameras, and a phone was something people made calls on. The iPhone, released a decade ago this month, changed all of that and more, sparking a business transformation as sweeping as the one triggered by the personal computer in the 1980s. Apple Inc.’s gadget, and the smartphone boom that followed, gave rise to whole…

Smart Speakers Are The Future Of Audio – Forbes

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Mark Abramson for National Public Media. Gina Garrubo, CEO and President of National Public Media, moderates a panel on the podcast industry. The time to pay attention to audio is now. This was the overwhelming sentiment of the speakers at the RAIN Podcast Business Summit presented by NPR. According to Bridge Ratings & Media Analysis, the revenue projections for the podcast industry is set to reach $500 million by 2020….

From Music to Maps, How Apple’s iPhone Changed Business – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Ten years ago, hailing a cab meant waving one’s arm at passing traffic, consumers routinely purchased cameras, and a phone was something people made calls on. The iPhone, released a decade ago this month, changed all of that and more, sparking a business transformation as sweeping as the one triggered by the personal computer in the 1980s. Apple Inc.’s gadget, and the smartphone boom that followed, gave rise to whole…

Tivoli Audio Model One Digital review: Big sound from a small footprint – TechHive

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

If you looked at Como Audio’s Duetto tabletop radio and couldn’t swallow its $399 price tag, Tivoli Audio’s Model One Digital sounds about as good and costs $100 less. The Tivoli lacks a number of features compared to its competitor, but you might not miss them. Like the Duetto, the Model One Digital is equipped with an FM radio, but it’s primarily designed for streaming digital music. There’s Bluetooth support,…

Ear Hustle’: Podcast Unchains Voices From Behind Prison Walls – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — “You can lock up the body, but you can’t lock up the mind.” That’s one of the things you hear from the men inside San Quentin State Prison. And the voice — you can’t lock that up, either. Especially the voices of a couple of inmates who have launched a series of regular audio dispatches from inside what used to be one of America’s most notorious…

Tesla is talking to the music labels about creating its own streaming service – Recode

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Put this one in the “You can do that, but why would you want to do that?” file: Tesla is talking to the music industry about creating its own streaming music service. Music industry sources say the carmaker has had talks with all of the major labels about licensing a proprietary music service that would come bundled with its cars, which already come equipped with a high-tech dashboard and internet…

Cuba’s Daymé Arocena found her religion through music – PRI

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Daymé Arocena strolls onstage barefoot, beaming as her band primes an audience in Boston for 90 minutes of Cuban jazz. This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview. PRI.org Her head is wrapped in a white turban and she wears a white dress — the color of Santería, the Afro-Cuban religion born out of European Catholicism and West African Yoruba rituals brought to Cuba by slaves….

No cameras, no live audio and no Sean Spicer: The latest White House press briefing, annotated – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

For the second time in four days, the White House barred television cameras from a media briefing Thursday and prohibited live audio broadcasts. Press secretary Sean Spicer also skipped the session, deploying his deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, to answer questions instead. Off-camera briefings are becoming a regular occurrence in the Trump White House, especially on big news days. (Senate Republicans released their health-care plan Thursday, and the president finally said that…

OSU music camp to culminate in concert – Stillwater News Press

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

The OSU Music Department in partnership with Stillwater Arts and Humanities Council and Stillwater Honor Choir are hosting a week-long Summer Music Camp for students in Grades 4 through 7 from June 19-23. The theme for the experience will be “Tapestry of Nations” in the sixteenth annual workshop, according to Dr. Julia Haley, program coordinator.  Each afternoon in the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts from…

Apple may want to lower record label payout from Apple Music – Ars Technica

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

reader comments 40 Changes may be coming to Apple Music, but for record labels rather than subscribers. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple may be looking to reduce how much it pays to record labels whose music populates the company’s music-streaming service. Labels’ deals with Apple expire in the coming weeks, and Apple may be looking to lower the percentage it pays to those labels with the hopes that any reduction will be offset…

Young Country Music Heretics Join Forces – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Photo The country singer Sam Hunt. Credit Rick Diamond/Getty Images Sam Hunt and Maren Morris may represent different permutations of the country music heretic, but the bottom line is the same for both: They are, without shame, huge pop stars in waiting. Currently on tour together as a peek at Nashville’s crossover future, the pair will play in Holmdel, N.J., on Sunday, June 25, as part of Mr. Hunt’s “15…

‘Ear Hustle’: Podcast Unchains Voices From Behind Prison Walls … – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — “You can lock up the body, but you can’t lock up the mind.” That’s one of the things you hear from the men inside San Quentin State Prison. And the voice — you can’t lock that up, either. Especially the voices of a couple of inmates who have launched a series of regular audio dispatches from inside what used to be one of America’s most notorious…

Riley on Chenier: ‘His music just moved me deeply’ – The Daily Advertiser

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Everything you need right at your fingertips. The Daily Advertiser Geno Delafose is among the featured musicians at the “Creole Accordion Kings” show Saturday at the Liberty Theatre.(Photo: David Simpson) Next year, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys celebrate their 30th anniversary. A master Cajun accordionist and Grammy winner, Riley has become a standard by which other players are judged. Riley said much of that…

DJ Trauma Premieres ‘Take Me High’ Video: Watch – Billboard

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Currently on tour with comedian Dave Chappelle, DJ Trauma is the personification of busy. A Monday through Friday fixture on Atlanta’s urban contemporary radio powerhouse WVEE (V-103 FM), he most recently accompanied Omarion at the Afro Pop Festival in Kenya, DJed Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s baby shower/push party in Los Angeles and appeared at the Fresh Island Festival in Croatia. Now as DJ Trauma gears up for the release of his…

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