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The Music Industry Isn’t Ready For the AI Revolution; Grimes Gives AI 'Ok' to Use Voice; Why AI Generation Might be What Music Needs
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Hi! Welcome to Day 1 of the AI Music Newsletter.
The debut issue is a doozy! And why not — have you seen the colossal amount of ‘AI Music’ news crisscrossing the internet?
So…. I figured why not curate all the best stories and let Substack transport the digest to anyone interested in a speedy rundown of what’s going on.
This avalanche of AI + Music news has definitely upped my enthusiasm for the rapidly-evolving business of AI music. AI music systems are revolutionizing the way we create, experience, and appreciate music. These systems use sophisticated algorithms to generate original compositions, remix existing tracks, and even create personalized playlists tailored to an individual's preferences.
What makes AI music compelling is the combo of creativity and efficiency it offers. With AI music, we can generate complex and unique compositions in a matter of seconds or minutes, something that would take human composers hours or even days to achieve.
Moreover, AI music systems have the potential to transform the way we consume music by offering personalized recommendations based on our listening history, mood, and other factors.
But … there is also the flip side! A dark..er side, if you will. There are several potential dangers associated with AI-generated music, including:
Lack of originality
Bias and discrimination
Loss of jobs
That’s quite a notable list. Big issues that will take a great deal of strategy, innovation, conversation, lawyers, positive attitudes, and creative partnerships.
That said, the personalization aspect makes AI music an attractive option for music streaming services and other businesses that want to offer customized experiences to their customers.
We are clearly in the early stages of what is set up to be a long, strange trip into the brave new world of AI Music.
And now we have a newsletter to deliver a quick, weekly digest of the very best news! 😀
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Although there are exceptions, music has arguably become more homogenised in the streaming era. When the only way to generate meaningful income is to scale mass audiences, pleasing everyone leads to the most amount of money.
The impact of AI technology on the music industry is undeniable, and the future implications remain uncertain.
At least two big artists have chimed in on all the “fake Drake” and artificial intelligence music controversy, sharing polarizing views, but both highlighting the importance of defending artists’ rights and copyrights.
“Feel free to use my voice without penalty,” she tweeted Sunday, later adding an endorsement of “open sourcing all art and killing copyright.”
What are the legal grey areas for future AI-generated music?
If more people use their streaming service to listen to more music, then they get more money. But for many artists and music fans, AI poses a threat.
The rise of AI will have many benefits and drawbacks for everyone in the industry. But one major talking point is obvious: the major labels are sitting on top of a largely unexplored and under-exploited gold mine of catalog and intellectual property. Much of this IP has been frozen under a glacier for almost a century.
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