In January, we discovered a new startup trying to use artificial intelligence to create music: Boomy. It was touting technology to “generate beautiful, creative songs in seconds with artificial intelligence – for your fans, your friends, your business, or just for you” with the promise of a web-based private beta, and mobile apps to follow.
Yesterday, Boomy opened up the first of those a little more, inviting people to follow its Twitter account to get an invitation via direct-message. “Boomy users have already made over 30,000 songs – what will yours sound like?” it tweeted. A follow-up tweet later in the day on delays to these messages made us smile: “Hello new followers! Beta invites are on the way, but we’re being DM-limited by Twitter so they’re rolling out a little slower than we’d like. Apparently Twitter thinks we’re a bot. And to be fair, we are a bot, but a bot that makes instant music, not a bot that spams Twitter…”
As we explained in January, Boomy’s CEO is Alex Mitchell, formerly founder and CEO of music-focused market-research company Kite Digital Research, which was acquired by ReverbNation in late 2016.