The Trap Factory will create trap beats for rappers using AI
Given Music Ally’s ongoing interest in AI music, the sight of a startup promising “AI-generated trap beats” was bound to get our attention. The startup is called The Trap Factory, based in San Francisco...
January 22, 2020
Google boss: ‘Artificial intelligence needs to be regulated’
The artificial intelligence technology being developed by companies including Google needs to be regulated… thinks the CEO of Google (and now also its parent company Alphabet) Sundar Pichai. He published a guest column...
January 21, 2020
Björk taps Microsoft AI tech for ‘lobby soundscape’ in New York
Keen followers of Björk’s career so far may have thought it was only a matter of time before she experimented with AI music, such has been her openness to new technologies. However, her new ‘Kórsafn’ project is less...
January 20, 2020
Tools: Promogogo. Sell more tickets using AI, Machine Learning, Predictive Algorithms and Big Data
We are now well used to getting instant analytics on how a new release is performing, thanks to the dedicated artist backends of DSPs like Spotify and Apple Music. This does not hold true for ticket sales – although knowing...
January 14, 2020
Music Ally Report 426: Trends of 2019
This year we’ve picked 42 (also the answer to life, the universe and everything as fans of Douglas Adams will know) of the trends and moments we found most significant in 2019. What are they? *takes deep breath* industry...
January 6, 2020
KKBox’s new Microsoft deal includes plans for AI music
Taiwanese streaming service KKBox announced a partnership with Microsoft at the end of 2019, and while on the surface it was a fairly dry B2B story about cloud infrastructure, there’s more to it. So yes, KKBox will be migrating...
January 6, 2020
Napster reveals a new partnership with startup Super Hi-Fi
We profiled startup Super Hi-Fi earlier this year. The US firm has developed technology that uses AI to make streaming services sound much more radio-like, with branded stings, artist name and track title announcements,...
December 12, 2019
Jukedeck founder responds to Amazon’s DeepComposer launch
We reported yesterday on Amazon’s announcement of DeepComposer, a musical keyboard designed to help developers explore generative AI. Now Ed Newton-Rex, founder of one of the first AI-music startups, Jukedeck, has been giving...
December 4, 2019
Amazon ‘DeepComposer’ keyboard is for generative-AI music tests
The latest big technology company to get involved in AI music is Amazon, with a new musical keyboard called DeepComposer. It’s aimed at developers, to give them “a creative way to experience machine learning”. How?...
December 3, 2019
Holly Herndon: ‘Cool AI tools will augment the producer’s palette’
In Music Ally’s recent report on AI music (which you can read here if you missed it earlier this week) we cited Holly Herndon as one of the best examples of an artist leaning in to this technology for creative purposes....
November 28, 2019
Music Ally Report 425: AIs on the prize. What will Artificial Intelligence really mean for the music industry?
This report focuses on AI music – both in terms of artificial-intelligence systems that are creating original music, and AI-driven tools that human musicians are using for their own creative purposes. There’s lots...
November 25, 2019
Google launches AI-powered Freddie Mercury singing challenge
Does anyone fancy seeing how their vocals compare to the singing chops of Freddie Mercury? Anyone? The legendary lungsmith knew a thing or two about belting them out and, as anyone else who performed at Live Aid in 1985 will...
November 15, 2019