Jukedeck takes its AI music to Korea with K-Pop collaboration


2018 may be the year of the AI/human music collaboration. British AI music startup Jukedeck is the latest company to work with musicians in an effort to show it’s a friend not a foe for human creators.

The firm has teamed up with South Korean music stable Enterarts, with some of its K-Pop songwriters taking compositions from Jukedeck’s algorithm and turning them into full songs.

The tracks have then been recorded by singers from K-Pop bands SPICA, Produce 101 and Highteen, who were also due to perform them at a concert at the Blue Square Concert Hall in Seoul today (27 February).

The tracks are being released globally on Apple’s iTunes store, as well as on Korean music-streaming services MelOn, Naver Music, MNET, Genie, Bugs and Soribada (the Genie link will let you listen without an account). Jukedeck says that it’ll be releasing three more mini-albums from the collaboration in March, May and July.

“Both Jukedeck and Enterarts firmly believe that, rather than replacing human composers, the power of AI lies in its ability to be used as a tool by human composers and producers to fuel their creativity,” suggested the companies in their announcement of the project.

Written by: Stuart Dredge