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Boomy will help people upload AI-made music to streaming services


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Boomy is one of the startups exploring AI-generated music, and launched in beta earlier this year. Now it’s emerging from that beta period, with test users having already created more than 100k songs using its technology. The general public is now being invited to sign in at Boomy’s website and start creating songs. “Our data shows you’ll find your first song worth saving in the first five minutes,” claimed CEO Alex Mitchell in a blog post.

He added more on what Boomy is trying to achieve with AI-generated music. “We’re driven by a strong belief that making meaningful music should be simple and accessible to everyone, regardless of time commitment, access to resources, or even talent,” he wrote, noting that Boomy can be used on the most affordable smartphones, as part of that accessibility drive. “We’ll be releasing a dedicated mobile app in the near future, but we’ll keep boomy.com running with modern browser standards to ensure people can use it no matter what device they have.”

Here’s the interesting part though: Boomy is actively encouraging those users to take the music created for them by its system and upload it to streaming services. “From day one, we noticed users downloading their songs and uploading them to streaming services, so we decided to offer this as part of our premium tier,” wrote Mitchell. “Over the last month since launching this feature in beta, we’ve distributed hundreds of tracks to streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music on behalf of our users, and they’ve already racked up thousands of streams.”

There are links to some of those tracks in his posts, along with the images created by Boomy’s in-house artwork-generating tool. “With about the same level of effort as posting to Instagram, you can now create original songs, edit them to your liking, and earn royalties from them on streaming services — all from whatever device you’re using to read this post.”

Boomy has created a Spotify playlist featuring some of the tracks. It’s not the first time an AI-music startup has made the results of its technology available on commercial streaming services, but Boomy has certainly gone the furthest in encouraging users to do this and make money from it. This isn’t something that threatens professional musicians at this point in time, but we’ll be fascinated to see if any Boomy-made tracks break out beyond thousands of streams to get bigger traction.

Stuart Dredge

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