ROLI funded by Sony, Onkyo; is it time for the Walkman of music making?

ROLI, makers of the Seaboard and Blocks, keep adding to their funding. But new investments by Sony and Onkyo say a lot about betting on a future of music that’s centered on creation, not just consumption.

Native Instruments got a huge chunk of investment to grow

Big industry news last week: Native Instruments, purveyors of Traktor, Maschine, Reaktor, and Komplete, got 50 million Euros. Let’s make sense of that.

Peter Kirn - October 26, 2017

Pharrell Williams will take a leadership position at ROLI

The maker of futuristic musical interfaces gets new direction, new co-ownership, and of course a sound pack from the pop star.

Peter Kirn - October 25, 2017

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