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AI music separation firm Audioshake raises $2m seed round

Audioshake has raised $2m of seed funding to continue building its technology and team. VC firm Precursor Ventures led the round, with Wndrco also chipping in.
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The Sandbox Guide to.. The future of sync, and what it means for you

Today, hundreds of thousands of artists release music and an equally huge number of content creators require music for their output. Sync has become a more nuanced instrument for all involved – and one that’s still a...
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From the margins to the spotlight: an AI-powered deep dive into Afrobeats (guest column)

This is a guest post written by Dr. Ari Katorza, senior researcher and Doron Gabbay, content manager at MyPart, which uses AI music analysis for A&R and other purposes. We asked MyPart – which is also part of the...
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un:hurd raises £250k for independent artist marketing app

British startup un:hurd has raised £250k (around $341k) for its plans to launch an app to help independent artists and labels grow their streams.
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Music Ally startup files: Cyanite seeks innovative new uses for Music AI

XR, Voice-as-UI, Artificial Intelligence: in StartupLand, buzzwords abound as attention-grabbing shorthand. In the real world, however, a little more caution must be applied when being lured in by the promise that buzzword...
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Starmony raises $3.4m for its AI-powered music creation app

The latest AI music startup is coming out of Sweden. Starmony has just raised a SEK 30m (around $3.4m) funding round to continue developing its AI-powered music-making app. It’s in the same ballpark as existing startups...
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Mercedes-Benz taps Endel for pilot test of adaptive music

We recently reported on a partnership between AI music startup LifeScore and automotive firm Bentley to develop an adaptive music system for a new concept car. Now another AI music firm, Endel, is working on a similar thing...
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Holly Herndon launches her own ‘deepfake twin’ Holly+

Holly Herndon is quite possibly the artist who is most engaged with artificial intelligence technology, and its potential for creativity. Having already developed an AI called Spawn to collaborate with on her last album,...
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LifeScore deal will put adaptive music in Bentley cars

We’ve been tracking AI music startup LifeScore since watching its co-founders Philip Sheppard and Tom Gruber (previously the co-founder of Siri) unveil it at Abbey Road Red’s demo day in early 2019. The company...
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AI Music’s VentureSonic spin-off makes music for brands

When we first wrote about startup AI Music in 2017, it was working on technology for ‘shape-changing songs’, using AI to automatically remix tracks into different genres and tempos to suit listeners’ current mood or...
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Startup Tapes·ai launches AI-generated sample packs

Platforms like Splice which sell sample packs to musicians have also become an interesting revenue opportunity for artists and producers: creating loops and beats for other people to use. However, this is one of the areas...
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Who’s down with NFTs? Yeah you know, Naughty By Nature

It is nearly 30 years since the release of rappers Naughty By Nature’s hit ‘O.P.P.’ but the group are still going, have taken a look at (ahem) other people’s profit from NFTs, and are getting in on...