Authentic Artists is latest startup to explore virtual artists
Given some of the sensitivities around AI music and virtual artists in the music industry, it’s certainly bold for a startup exploring those areas to call itself Authentic Artists. Still, that’s what one startup...
April 8, 2021
Social network Hornet taps AI Music for adaptive soundtracks
Hornet is a popular social network for gay people, having signed up more than 30 million users. Now it’s doing something interesting with AI music (the technology) and AI Music (the company). Hornet has teamed up with...
March 26, 2021
Peloton acquisitions hint at moves in wearables, AI and more
What’s next for Peloton? A trio of recent acquisitions offer some strong hints. As reported by Bloomberg, Peloton has bought startups Aiqudo, Atlas Wearables and Otari in recent months. Respectively, they had developed...
March 23, 2021
Ever wanted Gucci Mane to read you Beowulf or Little Women?
That’s a rhetorical question: of COURSE you have. Unless you’d prefer the trap veteran’s dulcet tones to read you Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Pride and Prejudice, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes...
March 4, 2021
Big Hit Entertainment invests in synthetic voice firm Supertone
In December, we wrote about a trend in the South Korean TV industry for shows that brought dead singers back to life using a combination of holograms and AI voice synthesis. Now K-Pop giant Big Hit Entertainment has invested...
February 26, 2021
A&R startup Andrson offers a new spin on Spotify Wrapped
Spotify’s annual year-end Wrapped campaign packages up people’s listening in best-of playlists, but now it’s being given a remix by AI-powered A&R startup Andrson. It has launched something called ReWrapped,...
February 18, 2021
Music Ally Startup Files: Bitfury Surround – After the initial hype disappointed, can blockchain tech have a second coming for music?
Bitfury Surround says it is about to provide a platform that can take all your data, attach it to the blockchain, and standardise it. Then, you can look at this vast, interconnected set of data and figure out, for instance,...
January 11, 2021
Blob Opera is Google’s latest AI music experiment
Don’t click on this link if you have urgent work tasks to complete. Well, we warned you. It’s the latest machine-learning experiment involving music within the Google empire, and it’s called Blob Opera....
December 17, 2020
Virtual world Sensorium Galaxy will have its own AI DJs
We’ve been writing about startup Sensorium Corporation, which has amassed more than $100m of funding to build a virtual reality platform next year – including a world called ‘Prism’ devoted to music....
December 11, 2020
AI is being used to bring Korean singers back from the dead
There’s a mini-trend afoot in South Korea that’s seeing some late entertainers return to the TV airwaves – thanks to artificial intelligence technologies. The Korea Herald has the story of music channel Mnet’s...
December 8, 2020
Video creation app Trash is being acquired by VSCO
Video app Trash launched in mid-2019 as the latest project from former This Is My Jam and Vine executive Hannah Donovan, offering AI-powered editing features to help people create better short-form videos. It went on to win...
December 4, 2020
Tones and I set for Roblox Splash appearance and sound pack
Last week, we updated you on Roblox music creation app Splash, which has now been used by more than 21 million people. Created by startup Popgun, Splash’s twist has always been that its beats and loops were created...
November 24, 2020