Tag: artificial intelligence
MIT’s new AI system can identify instruments within music
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced details of its latest use for AI – a deep-learning system capable of isolating the individual instruments used in a music video. “The system, which is ‘self-supervised,’...
July 9, 2018
HumOn refines its pitch to video creators with AI composition
When South Korean startup HumOn was a winner in 2017’s Midemlab startups contest, its focus was a consumer app that let people hum into their smartphone, then turned it into a proper song for them. Now the company appears...
June 18, 2018
Indie labels and tech: ‘We’re not going to start building our own blockchain…’
How can independent labels make the most of disruptive new technologies, from blockchain and AI to virtual and augmented reality? A session at the Midem conference last week explored the issue. The panel included Jason...
June 11, 2018
Facebook AI team creates ‘universal music translation network’
The music industry has been abuzz with speculation about what, exactly, Facebook has planned for music beyond its first set of user-generated-content focused licensing deals. Few people have suggested that the social network’s...
May 23, 2018
OptimiseLab uses AI to predict ‘music popularity scores’
Another day, another AI/music startup – this one hailing from Toronto and called OptimiseLab. It’s using the slogan ‘538 for music’ – a reference (we think) to well-known statistical-analysis blog FiveThirtyEight,...
May 22, 2018
‘There will be a number one song that’s 100% AI-written’
The Great Escape in Brighton is one of the UK’s best showcases for new artists, but it’s also a chance for the industry to discuss some of the new technologies that could have an impact on those musicians’ careers....
May 18, 2018
PRS for Music payouts grew by 14.7% in 2017 to set new record
British collecting society PRS for Music is the latest PRO to publish impressive numbers for 2017. Its revenues were up by 12.7% year-on-year to £717m (just over $1bn) while its payouts to members grew by 14.7% to £605.1m...
April 23, 2018
RoboPop: how will AI and machine-learning affect the music industry?
From copyright, production and A&R to consumption, sync and advertising, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning are already having an impact on the modern music industry. A panel at AIM's Music Connected conference...
April 20, 2018
Google shows off NSynth Super neural synthesizer instrument
Last year, we wrote about a Google research project called Magenta, which is exploring the intersection of machine-learning / AI and creativity, music included. Among its releases was a ‘neural synthesizer’ called...
March 14, 2018
DeepMusic Alexa skill serves up AI-generated songs
Amid all the industry conversation about how smart speakers will affect the way people listen to music, the assumption has been that the music in question will be made by humans. Here’s a new Alexa skill to make you...
March 12, 2018
Can an artificial-intelligence DJ outmix Steve Aoki?
Startup Pacemaker has been putting its artificial-intelligence DJ technology through its paces, in what it’s describing as a ‘DJ Turing Test’ against dance star Steve Aoki. Pacemaker’s AI DJ is part of its iOS...
March 8, 2018
AI creating music: can we learn to love the algorithms?
Are the new wave of artificial-intelligence startups here to eat musicians’ lunch, or to help them become even more creative? A panel run by Music Ally at the by:Larm conference in Oslo today explored the sometimes-sensitive...
March 1, 2018