Qualcomm announce tech to compete with AirPods Pro’s adaptive ANC

Qualcomm discuss the true wireless earbud technology they’ve been working on, that automatically adjusts the sound output in real-time based on fit. US-based company Qualcomm develop wireless technology, software and semiconductors such as the chips…

Koss sues Apple, Bose, JLab, Plantronics and Skullcandy for copying their wireless headphone tech

US headphone manufacturer Koss files lawsuits against some of the leading brands in audio for allegedly violating patents of their wireless headphone technology. Koss say they alerted Apple in 2017 before filing the lawsuits. They…

Indian music streaming service JioSaavn’s parent gets $4.5 billion investment from Google

As part of a huge investment in India from Google, the country’s huge Spotify rival may benefit from a multi-billion dollar investment. Google have announced an astonishing $10 billion (equivalent) investment which they will make…

BTS’s label Big Hit Entertainment partner with live video tech startup Kiswe

Kiswe Mobile sign a partnership deal with Big Hit Entertainment to help provide the technology for live streaming concerts. Kiswe Mobile are a video technology startup founded in 2013 that provide the tech behind live…

AI-music tech startup MatchTune sign 15,000 track deal with BMG

MatchTune have signed a deal with advertising and media music provider BMG Production Music to integrate BMG’s catalogue into MatchTune’s library. MatchTune’s software scan the video submitted, as well as the tone and mood desired…

Apple acquires virtual reality startup NextVR

Apple have bought live sport, music and entertainment VR events host NextVR. It is unknown how much this cost Apple, but reports estimate around $100 million. NextVR work with companies such as Live Nation and…

Splice may be developing music making apps

Sample, loop, preset, plugin and DAW project sharing site Splice have recently acquired Superpowered, a company that helps developers build audio functionality into apps. Subscription based service Splice has been a favourite for producers sharing…

Google demo I/O Braid, a touch sensitive smart-cable

I/O Braid is research project from Google. Their demo shows how a headphone cable embedded with touch sensitive conductors could be used to control music with a pinch, pat, squeeze or swipe on the fabric…

Spotify are testing video album artworks

Spotify are testing out a transformation of the time-honoured sidekick to music: The album artwork. Artwork has been a massive part of music for nearly a century. The visuals chosen by an artist or their…

Make your favourite songs last forever with The Infinite Jukebox

How many times have you been grooving along to a track you love and it ends far too soon? Your wish for your favourite tracks to last longer comes true with incredible, and slightly mind-boggling,…