ROLI hits reboot, files for administration, as it shifts to beginners and subscriptions

ROLI has filed for administration and will reboot as beginner-focused Luminary as the company struggles with losses. Current employees remain, and even the Seaboard is apparently coming back in stock – but this could be a cautionary tale for “hypergrowth” in music making.

All the new stuff from Apple you might have missed, for advanced creative types

Apple’s WWDC keynote kicked off yesterday with an event mostly focused on consumer features for WatchOS, iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and home. That means you might have missed a lot of the advanced creative features, graphics, and developer tools buried in the fine print.

Peter Kirn - June 8, 2021

Native Instruments and iZotope now sister companies, with backing from Francisco Partners

Make no mistake – music production is attracting investors. Just weeks after announcing it was acquiring a majority stake in Native Instruments, Francisco Partners now will create a parent company for both NI and iZotope, making two of the largest names in audio software “sister companies.”

Peter Kirn - March 11, 2021

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