Curated Audio News

These are the news items that I have curated during the monitoring of the API space that have some relevance to the Audio conversation and I wanted to include in my research. I am using all of these links to better understand how the space is defining not just their APIs, but their schema, and other moving parts of their API operations.

Audio and Podcasting Fact Sheet (07-09-2019)
New AWS Elemental MediaConnect for ingestion and distribution of video in the cloud. (11-27-2018)
GoogleTranslate API in Swift (10-29-2018)
Adding Custom Routes to the WordPress REST API (10-08-2018)
OTT Apps (10-06-2018)
Twilio Alternatives 2018 (10-06-2018)
Pusher's new Beams API wants to make push notifications suck less (09-06-2018)
Sonos to Freely Open Developer Program (08-31-2018)
Sonos Kills it with New Sonos Amp, Seriously Open API, Sonance In (08-29-2018)
Audio notifications are coming to Sonos speakers (08-29-2018)
Third (08-29-2018)
API for Gallery IPX (08-02-2018)
New hinge API gives more hints about Microsofts 2 (06-29-2018)
List of the Top Audio and Video Streaming APIs (06-28-2018)
No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV (06-28-2018)
Build An Audio Translator With Vue.js, Yandex Translate API and Responsive Voice (05-14-2018)
Introducing Freesound Datasets (and more!) (04-12-2018)
Boses augmented reality glasses use sound instead of sight (03-12-2018)
Sennheiser launches Augmented Audio Developers Program (03-12-2018)
Everything You Need to Know About Voice Recognition Technology (03-05-2018)
Announcing the New Alexa Skills Kit Sound Library to Create More Engaging Skills (03-02-2018)
Audio Traffic API released by TomTom (02-08-2018)
Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts (02-08-2018)
TomTom On (02-08-2018)
TomTom Launches TomTom Audio Traffic: Personalised Traffic Bulletins (02-06-2018)
Here's how Twitter uses artificial intelligence to crop your photos (01-25-2018)
Sound Classification With TensorFlow (01-25-2018)
Audio Control API announced by Sony (12-22-2017)
Episode 1: GraphQL, HTTP 2.0, and more. (12-19-2017)
Deezer Launches Proprietary Audio Recognition Feature (12-15-2017)
Steam feed platform APIs reflect Features (12-14-2017)
Listen Notes API: Search (Almost) all Podcasts & Episodes (12-01-2017)
Amazon Transcribe is a sophisticated transcription service for AWS (11-29-2017)
Amazon Transcribe Accurate Speech To Text At Scale (11-29-2017)
SoundCloud shows how its algorithms influence music streams (11-20-2017)
Internet of Warnings: How Smart Technology Can Threaten Your Businesss Security (11-17-2017)
Pentek Introduces Cost (11-15-2017)
Level 3 Route Leak: What Kentik Saw (11-15-2017)
Edit audio podcasts by editing the text transcripts (11-10-2017)
How SoundCloud Lost Its Way (10-11-2017)
Serverless Audio Transcription (10-04-2017)
How companies draw on science fiction (10-02-2017)
Making audio searchable with Cloud Speech (09-26-2017)
Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT (09-20-2017)
React.js with WordPress as a Backend: WP REST API Example (09-19-2017)
Bose's next headphones may include Google Assistant (09-14-2017)
Hackers Can Use Ultrasounds to Take Control of Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Others (09-07-2017)
Hackers send silent commands to speech recognition systems with ultrasound (09-06-2017)
Apple developer accounts briefly showed Russia addresses due to an Apple bug (09-06-2017)
Experimenting with React Native & Expos Audio API (09-06-2017)
Alexa and Google Assistant star in BBC's interactive radio plays (09-06-2017)
Bringing Real (09-01-2017)
Digital Initiatives Look to Give Radio a Boost in Western Europe (08-31-2017)
Google Cloud Speech API Improves Longform Audio Recognition Adds New Language Variants (08-25-2017)
Launching the Speech Commands Dataset (08-24-2017)
Remember software's dearly departed with Product Graveyard (08-18-2017)
LiftIgniter raises $6.4M to bring website personalization to the rest of the internet (08-17-2017)
SoundCloud isn't shutting down just yet (08-11-2017)
Soundcloud Isn't Dead Yet, But Its Greatest Legacy Could Soon Be (07-27-2017)
Amping up your disaster recovery with Azure Site Recovery (07-27-2017)
KL AV for Free. Secure the Whole World Will Be. (07-26-2017)
How SoundCloud's broken business model drove artists away (07-21-2017)
SoundCloud is stopping people archiving content on its platform (07-21-2017)
A data hoarder claims he's downloaded all 900TB of SoundCloud (07-18-2017)
Archive Team promises to back up SoundCloud amid worries of a shutdown (07-17-2017)
A quick hack to align single (07-16-2017)
Reading list: Beneficial Ownership Transparency (06-21-2017)
Ask Alexa to play your favorite SiriusXM station (06-20-2017)
Apple's New Transparency Is Huge for Podcasts Everywhere (06-13-2017)
PodcasterPro RSS (06-04-2017)
Amazon and Audible get dramatic, offer enticing grants for playwrights (06-02-2017)
Word (05-31-2017)
SoundCloud is now available on Xbox One (05-31-2017)
Audibles new $5 million fund will pay emerging playwrights to write audio dramas (05-30-2017)
Mogees picks up seed funding to put audio (05-25-2017) Turn your articles into podcasts (05-22-2017)
Medium is recording audio versions of its top stories (05-19-2017)
Medium subscribers now get audio recordings of top stories (05-19-2017)
Medium launches audio versions of stories for members (05-18-2017)
Tempow turns your dumb Bluetooth speakers into a connected sound system (04-30-2017)
Boses new Revolve Bluetooth speakers look great and play sound in every direction (04-14-2017)
Slacker Made Internet Radio Portable Before Mobile Data Could (03-14-2017)
Danley Launches Portable Mini Subwoofer (03-03-2017)
The FBI Allegedly Asked SoundCloud to Delete a Phone Call Recording (03-02-2017)
Spotify is launching a Hi-Fi lossless audio tier that could cost twice as much (03-01-2017)
SoundCloud Adds $5 Monthly Plan (02-28-2017)
Spotify expands its push into original content with new podcasts (02-23-2017)
CastNinja (02-14-2017)
CastNinja: a desktop alternative toiTunesCastNinja is a new... (02-14-2017)
Retired California State Senator is using AI to transcribe local government hearings for search and alerts (02-07-2017)
Access easily sounds from Europeana Sounds Collections! (01-19-2017)
Google's adding native Chrome support for FLAC lossless audio files (01-13-2017)
Find new listens with Alexas Magic Podcast (01-10-2017)
Calisphere: The deeper you look, the more you'll discover. (01-04-2017)
Resurfacing treasures from California archives (01-04-2017)
Announcing Our New Podcast Series (01-03-2017)
Heres why your recorded voice sounds weird (12-25-2016)
Telling audio stories from within the walls of San Quentin prison (12-13-2016)
Pop Up Archive Serves DPLA Network in First Year of Partnership (11-10-2016)
SoundCloud Go touches down in Canada (10-19-2016)
Major improvements to Pop Up Archive (10-14-2016)
SoundCloud acquisition could offer a glimpse at the future of streaming music (09-28-2016)
DeepMind Unveils WaveNet - A Deep Neural Network for Speech and Audio Synthesis (09-19-2016)
Take the clipmaker for a spin (09-13-2016)
National Federation of Community Broadcasters partners with Pop Up Archive (08-30-2016)
A search engine for election podcasts (08-23-2016)
Archiving the pioneering voices ofpunk (08-16-2016)
SoundCloud Go arrives on Sonos (08-09-2016)
WNYC is open sourcing its tool for generating ?audiograms,? shareable audio clips for social media (08-01-2016)
Audible?s new Channels audio content subscription service is a bet on a voice-powered future (07-07-2016)
Spotify > YouTube as audio streaming surpasses music videos (07-05-2016)
Twitter invests $70m in SoundCloud, rather than acquiring it (06-15-2016)
Twitter Invests $70 Million in SoundCloud Music Service (06-14-2016)
Podcast platform Stitcher bought for $4.5 million (06-06-2016)
PRX is creating a new company, RadioPublic, to bring mobile audio to bigger audiences (05-19-2016)
Clyp 2.0 ? The easiest way to upload, record & share audio (05-10-2016)
Bonjour, France. SoundCloud Go is now live. (05-09-2016)
SoundCloud is expanding its paid subscription service internationally (05-03-2016)
SoundCloud Go launches today in the UK and Ireland (05-02-2016)
Listen to This! Why It?s So Hard to Share Podcasts Across Platforms (04-13-2016)
SoundCloud Audio Cards comes to Twitter Moments (04-12-2016)
SoundCloud turns Twitter Moments into a neat tool for playlists (04-12-2016)
The Moth and NYPL launch collaborative audio storytelling project (04-05-2016)
Introducing SoundCloud Go (03-29-2016)
Saving America?s radio heritage (03-11-2016)
Building Charts (03-09-2016)
Introducing Stations (02-02-2016)
Acquiring at Digital Scale: Harvesting the Collection (12-08-2015)
The DIY History transcription API (11-06-2015)
A collaborative, searchable oral history of New York City (08-11-2015)
A collaborative, searchable oral history of New York City (08-11-2015)
The Great Streaming War of 2008 ? 2015 (07-09-2015)
6 Things We Learned from Podcast Listeners (07-08-2015)
As podcasts grow, the podcast freelance economy takes shape (07-07-2015)
Hear This: New Data about Podcast Listeners (07-07-2015)
Unlocking the Secrets of the Podcastphere* (07-07-2015)
Bose Releases SoundTouch Developers API (05-18-2015)
The SoundCloud app for Apple Watch is here (05-18-2015)
Knight Foundation invests $1 million in creator-driven podcast collective Radiotopia (05-12-2015)
The Power of SoundCloud As A Podcast Publishing Platform (05-06-2015)
Podcasting on SoundCloud: Tell stories. Upload. Share. (04-28-2015)
Pop Up Archive ? Pop Up Archive tools for developers: (04-16-2015)
Pop Up Archive tools for developers: The API (04-16-2015)
Interactive, shareable audio transcripts (04-02-2015)
How people listen to, save, and discover new podcasts (03-31-2015)
Meet On SoundCloud Premier Partner Oliver Sadie (03-06-2015)
Is public media ready for machine transcription?(A Socratic... (02-26-2015)
Managed Wrapper around MMAudioDeviceApi (01-05-2015)

These are curated as part of my daily work to understand what is happening across the space, and I regularly use them to track on what has occurred overtime, and include them in my guides, whitepapers, and other outputs.

Audio Companies and Organizations

These are the organizations I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of organizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.


SoundCloud is a music and podcast streaming platform that lets you listen to millions of songs from around the world, or upload your own. Start listening now!

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Online audio transcription, video captions and document translation services. For immigration, business, legal, academic and personal needs.


Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, ... released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a sounds-like type of browsing and more--upload and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license, and interact with fellow sound-artists!

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Royalty Free stock music for any project - web, YouTube, film, TV, radio, DVDs, games, apps & more. License music and sound effects today from AudioMicro.


Add high quality music processing to your app with the web service. offers professional grade audio technology that can easily be integrated into your web or phone app with just a few lines of code.


cielo24 captions, transcripts, and video intelligence transforms unstructured media into fully searchable structured media data, powering enhanced discovery, reach, engagement, and accessibility compliance. Contact us for a demo.

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VoiceBunny API

Listen to thousands of voiceovers by professional voice-actors that collectively speak 50+ languages and dialects. Book one or submit a contest and get auditions.


Text to speech for online & offline content of websites, apps, e-Books, e-Learning, telephony & transport systems, media, robotics, embedded devices, IoT & more.


LogMeIn, Inc. is a provider of software as a service and cloud-based remote connectivity services for collaboration, IT management and customer engagement, founded in 2003 and based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Audio Tooling

These are the open source tooling that I come across in my research who are doing interesting things in the API space. They could be companies, institutions, government agencies, or any other type of tool_anizational entity. My goal is to aggregate so I can stay in tune with what they are up to and how it impacts the API space.