Spotify To Scoop Company Behind Val Kilmer's Voice In Tom Cruise Blockbuster

  • Spotify Technology SA SPOT agreed to acquire Sonantic.
  • Sonantic is a dynamic AI voice platform that creates compelling, nuanced, and stunningly realistic voices from the text. 
  • The financial terms of the transaction remain undisclosed.
  • Sonantic technology helped bring Val Kilmer’s voice to life in Tom Cruise’s blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick, the TechCrunch reports. Kilmer was unable to speak due to his throat cancer.
  • Spotify VP Ziad Sultan said, “This integration will enable us to engage users in a new and even more personalized way.”
  • Sonantic co-founders Zeena Qureshi and John Flynn said, “We believe in the power voice has and its ability to foster a deeper connection with listeners around the world, and we know we can be better than ever on the world’s largest audio platform.”
  • Spotify held €3.6 billion in cash and equivalents as of March 31.
  • Price Action: SPOT shares traded lower by 4.95% at $97.17 on the last check Monday.
  • Photo by Photo Mix from Pixabay

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