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Sequential founder Dave Smith has lifted the lid on some of the brand’s future plans, revealing that he hopes to launch two new products in 2021. In late April, the US-based synth-maker announced that it had been acquired by Focusrite Group, which also owns Adam Audio and Novation. Smith and Focusrite CEO Tim Carroll sat […]

Sennheiser has sold its consumer electronics division to hearing aid specialists Sonova for a reported $241 million. As part of the deal – described by Sennheiser as a “cooperation” – Sonova will take over the development and production departments of Sennheiser’s consumer audio business. Sonova will likely add headphones and soundbars to its portfolio of existing […]

DistroKid has announced Splits 2.0, an update to its automatic royalty distribution service that now gives artists more control over how their earnings are disbursed to collaborators. A new feature in the update called Recoupment lets artists on the DistroKid platform prioritise which collaborators gets their share of royalties first. It’s useful for reimbursing collaborators […]

Over 180 artists have banded together to take a stance against Spotify‘s patent for a music recommendation technology based on speech monitoring. In 2018, the streaming giant filed a patent for a technology which could monitor and record speech and background noise in order to make personalised music recommendations. The filing was approved by the […]

In a special episode of pureMix’s Andrew Talks To Awesome People show, host Andrew Scheps gathers a group of Al Schmitt’s friends and colleagues to pay tribute to the late recording legend. The streamed event, which you can watch on YouTube, saw Schmitt’s friends share tales of his career, debunk myths of his techniques, and […]

Facebook yesterday (26 April) launched its miniplayer for Spotify in select markets. Users will now be able to play music and podcasts directly from their Facebook news feeds. With the miniplayer, users can share, discover, and listen to music and podcasts on Spotify directly via their news feeds on the Facebook iOS and Android apps. […]

Al Schmitt, the engineer behind countless hit records, has reportedly died. Reports of his death have streamed in from social media, with many paying tribute to Schmitt and his legacy. Gearspace, Mix With The Masters and Antelope Audio are just a few who have posted tributes. Hearing that the great Al Schmitt has passed… what […]

Roland has lost the discount on the fine that was granted to them, after submitting a “highly unusual” appeal to the Competition And Markets Authority (CMA) to further reduce the agreed-upon amount. In June 2020, Roland, Korg and GAK were collectively fined £5.75m for Resale Price Maintenance – a practice that requires retailers to sell […]

Musician and content creator Benn Jordan, AKA The Flashbulb, has said that artists should wait before selling NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain or mint NFTs on a more sustainable blockchain. He briefly breaks down how NFTs and the blockchain work in a new video, along with highlighting the environmental concerns and explaining how artists can […]

Rock producer and Memory Music label owner Will Yip is hosting the Will Yip & Friends Mega Raffle in an effort to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Fund. The raffle gives participants the chance to win coveted music gear from the likes of Rupert Neve Designs, Fender, Ludwig and more, plus merchandise […]