His latest web3 project, the Cult Pass, is described as: “a dynamic, blockchain enabled membership pass based on long-term fan engagement.”
Grimes’ AI deepfake rules: no baby murder songs or Nazi anthems
Grimes is essentially tweeting out loud the thought process that any artist must work through if they want to work with this kind of technology.
Spotify CEO addresses the risks and potential of generative AI
Ek was asked how Spotify’s new ‘AI DJ’ feature plays given the “subsequent copyright pushback from some of the major labels”.
Today in AI: Artist APIs, AI-sis sound “mega”, and Michael Schumacher
At the moment, AI music is a bit of a Wild West, and is generating some interesting experiments. Here are some of the latest.
AI continues to test creative industries and existing legal frameworks
The major labels will have to deal with increasingly complex ideas, which are coming thick and fast now.
Fake Drake raises questions over AI tools used to create covers
A cover version of “Drake” performing Ice Spice’s song ‘Munch’, caught the attention of the Canadian rapper himself, who took to Instagram.
US Copyright Office issues guidance on AI works and copyright
Does art created by an AI qualify for copyright protection? It’s complicated. The simple answer, in the US at least, is a firm no…
Stable Diffusion used to turn lyrics into AI-driven videos
Video Killed the Radio Star… Diffusion transcribes lyrics from YouTube videos and turns them into prompts for Stable Diffusion images.
Songmastr rolls out AI mastering based on reference tracks
Landr pioneered the idea of AI mastering several years ago, and since then has seen other competitors emerge.
Meta releases BlenderBot 3 chatbot for ‘in the wild’ tests
It has built and released a chatbot called BlenderBot 3 for people (initially only in the US) to interact with.
Cyanite raises funding to create “universal music intelligence”
When AI music platforms were at the spiky end of the Hype Cycle, they seemed poised to offer a lot of exciting possibilities with a wide variety of real world applications
UK bodies protest against unlicensed AI data-mining of music
There’s a new row brewing in the British music industry, but refreshingly, all the industry bodies are on the same side of it.