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.
October 19, 2021
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...
October 7, 2021
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...
September 29, 2021
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.
August 23, 2021
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...
August 3, 2021
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...
July 21, 2021
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...
July 20, 2021
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,...
July 15, 2021
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...
June 24, 2021
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...
June 17, 2021
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...
June 3, 2021