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Meta introduces open-source AI tool to create music

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Meta introduces open-source AI tool to create music

AI is coming for music creation. Thanks to Meta’s new tool, anyone can create audio content in a few clicks ­– no instruments or musical education ...
Media : Entertainment : Technology
Audio to Watch

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Audio to Watch

Moving music to new frontiers, platforms including Spotify, TikTok, Twitch and YouTube have educated consumers into developing a unique sensitivity...
Music : TikTok : Social Media Platform
Generative AI Creativity Market

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Generative AI Creativity Market

An emerging wave of consumer-facing generative AI platforms are redefining the very nature of creative work.
Technology : Media & Entertainment : Design
Four Takeaways from Cannes Lions 2022

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Four Takeaways from Cannes Lions 2022

After a two-year hiatus, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity returned in 2022. Here we round up the key talks, moments and take-outs.
Design : Advertising & Branding : Cannes Lions
MDW: Écal’s immersive future for music listening

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MDW: Écal’s immersive future for music listening

Master Product Design students from Écal (University of Art and Design Lausanne) have created Design Laboratory, a re-invention of music players th...
Design : Health And Wellness : Technology
Voicy augments digital socialising with audio memes

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Voicy augments digital socialising with audio memes

With social audio formats growing in popularity, online content platform Voicy is offering tools to create user-generated audio snippets.
Media And Entertainment : Technology : Social Media
Synaesthesia Scents

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Synaesthesia Scents

Olfactory-meets-auditory experiences are providing people with physical and psychological grounding as an antidote to hyper-connectivity.
Beauty : Fragrance : Wellness
Daily Paper’s playlists solidify its sonic identity

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Daily Paper’s playlists solidify its sonic identity

The fashion brand is tuning into the powerful medium of music and becoming an official curator on Apple Music.
Media And Entertainment : Technology : Retail
Byredo’s diffuser is a meditation on sound

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Byredo’s diffuser is a meditation on sound

The fragrance brand has unveiled an experimental speaker-shaped fragrance diffuser that disperses scent using the same principles as audio amplific...
Fragrance : Perfume : Audio
V&A Dundee invites families to listen for joy

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V&A Dundee invites families to listen for joy

Listening to Joy by artist Yinka Ilori is an experiential playscape at design museum V&A Dundee.
Youth : Design : Media And Entertainment
Voice prompts help Hinge daters to connect

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Voice prompts help Hinge daters to connect

Hinge, ‘the dating app that is meant to be deleted’, is ramping up its efforts to help online daters connect with a new Voice Prompts feature.
Media & Entertainment : Society : Technology
Nike Tokyo unites global audiences through radio

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Nike Tokyo unites global audiences through radio

The sports and lifestyle retailer is connecting its global fan base through a branded radio show.
Media & Entertainment : Technology : Retail
The audio-first future of Muslim social media

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The audio-first future of Muslim social media

A spokesperson for social media platform Sango, explains how audio-based engagement is fostering community for Muslims across the world.
Media : Social Media : Technology
The Vinylly app tunes into love matches

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The Vinylly app tunes into love matches

US – Vinylly is a dating app connecting users based on their music preferences.
Youth : Dating : Music
Five luxury brands exploring longevity marketing

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Five luxury brands exploring longevity marketing

Global luxury brands are exploring slower, lifestyle-led forms of marketing to stand out from the transient and homogenised nature of social media.
Luxury : Media : Marketing
A data-driven tool for optimal sonic branding

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A data-driven tool for optimal sonic branding

Creative music agency MassiveMusic has teamed up with music testing service SoundOut to launch a sonic branding tool.
Technology : Media : Audio
Swell’s voice note social app reframes online discourse

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Swell’s voice note social app reframes online discourse

Social audio network Swell focuses on users sharing single voice notes to encourage more considerate discussions online.
App : Online : Audio
IKEA sounds out its catalogue in audio format

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IKEA sounds out its catalogue in audio format

The furniture retailer is offering its 2021 catalogue as a non-visual audio format, providing an alternative to its traditional paper-based design.
Shopping : Audio : Media
The S!ng app is democratising NFT ownership

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The S!ng app is democratising NFT ownership

Music technology platform S!ng is launching an app that allows anyone to create non fungible tokens (NFTs).
Technology : Instagram : Social Media
Apple augments walking with audio experiences

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Apple augments walking with audio experiences

Time to Walk is an immersive audio experience for Apple Watch users that celebrates the power of strolling.
Health & Wellness : Technology : Aural Experiences
Connective Audio

Micro Trends

Connective Audio

To make up for a lack of in-person interactions, consumers are turning to aural online spaces to have meaningful conversations.
Media And Entertainment : Technology : Aural Experiences
Wireless headphones that function as hearing aids

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Wireless headphones that function as hearing aids

Tech start-up Olive Union has introduced the third iteration of its Olive Pro headphones, which play music as well as amplifying voices for D/deaf ...
Hearing : Disability : Inclusion
The Interview: Tackling racism in brands’ audio content

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The Interview: Tackling racism in brands’ audio content

After a year in which the Black Lives Matter movement stimulated brands to take action on systemic racism, we spoke to Steve Keller, sonic strategy...
Technology : Advertising : Audio
Tackling racism in brands’ audio content

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Tackling racism in brands’ audio content

Steve Keller, sonic strategy director at Studio Resonate, says our racialised ears are creating whitewashed audio content – and it’s time for brand...
Advertising : Audio : Diversity
This bespoke playlist offers wellness-inspired listening

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This bespoke playlist offers wellness-inspired listening

Spotify has launched a daily wellness playlist for listeners, including music and podcasts, which is updated each morning and evening.
Health And Wellness : Media : Tech
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