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
Noisy is a Discord bot that generates AI music for groups
This feels like a very modern story: there’s now a bot for chat app Discord that will serve up AI-generated music in the style of Chopin, Lady Gaga or Frank Sinatra. People running a Discord channel can invite the bot...
November 19, 2020
Shutterstock acquires assets of AI music startup Amper Music
Amper Music has been one of the more prominent AI music startups since emerging in 2017 as one of the first startups to take part in the Techstars Music accelerator. It launched with a tool for people to make music with...
November 12, 2020
Grimes teams up with Endel to create an ‘AI Lullaby’
Startup Endel made its name with technology generating AI music to suit people’s moods and activities. Now it has announced a partnership with a high-profile human artist: Grimes. They’ve worked together on an ‘AI Lullaby’...
October 29, 2020
AI music startup Endel raises $5m Series A funding round
Endel has been one of the higher-profile startups exploring AI-generated music: in its case, focusing on its application as music to help people concentrate, relax and sleep. Now it has raised a Series A funding round of...
September 24, 2020
Radio station SWR uses AI to let users to “Shuffle” live songs
Music radio persists in an era of hyper-personalised playlists, possibly because it offers a contrasting linear, set-and-forget experience. One of Germany’s most popular radio stations, Südwestrundfunk (SWR), has...
September 2, 2020