Tag: artificial intelligence
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
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...
May 28, 2021
2m songs later, AI music startup Boomy comes out of beta
We were the first to write about AI music startup Boomy in early 2019, after spotting its profile on an investment site. Since then, we’ve covered its growth as a company that lets anyone use its AI to create music...
May 13, 2021
Music’s next decade: the metaverse, NFTs, social audio and more
Last month, we teamed up with the BPI to hold an event called 10x10: Trends for Music's Next Decade. It featured 10 presentations from industry figures about trends they felt would be important for the next decade of music. Now...
May 7, 2021
Music Ally startup files: Loudly wants to create ‘Roblox for music’
Originally, Berlin-based music tech startup Loudly’s aim was to build a platform that let users quickly remix songs with the help of its AI. One swift pivot later, and Loudly now offers online creators brand-new, high-quality,...
May 6, 2021
Plastikman and Endel talk AI music: ‘This is uncharted territory’
Music Ally has always argued that artificial intelligence technology, including AI designed to create music, is going to be a tool for (and collaborator with) human musicians, rather than an existential threat. AI music...
April 27, 2021