Tag: artificial intelligence
NumberEight raises funding for AI tech that could help music-streaming services
Artificial-intelligence startup NumberEight has raised a funding round after completing three trials of its technology with music-streaming companies. The London-based company raised the undisclosed amount from investors...
September 14, 2018
AI-music app Amadeus Code opens up to all with Spotify feature
Amadeus Code is the startup that pitches itself as an “AI songwriting assistant”, with an iPhone app that helps people to “create an entire sketch of a song in minutes” so they can beat writer’s block or just...
September 6, 2018
Taryn Southern on AI music: ‘Yes, we are totally cheating!’
Southern used tools from Amper Music and Aiva as well as AI technology from IBM and Google to help her create the album. Southern used tools from Amper Music and Aiva as well as AI technology from IBM and Google to help her...
September 3, 2018
MIT’s new AI system can identify instruments within music
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced details of its latest use for AI – a deep-learning system capable of isolating the individual instruments used in a music video. “The system, which is ‘self-supervised,’...
July 9, 2018
HumOn refines its pitch to video creators with AI composition
When South Korean startup HumOn was a winner in 2017’s Midemlab startups contest, its focus was a consumer app that let people hum into their smartphone, then turned it into a proper song for them. Now the company appears...
June 18, 2018
Indie labels and tech: ‘We’re not going to start building our own blockchain…’
How can independent labels make the most of disruptive new technologies, from blockchain and AI to virtual and augmented reality? A session at the Midem conference last week explored the issue. The panel included Jason...
June 11, 2018
Facebook AI team creates ‘universal music translation network’
The music industry has been abuzz with speculation about what, exactly, Facebook has planned for music beyond its first set of user-generated-content focused licensing deals. Few people have suggested that the social network’s...
May 23, 2018
OptimiseLab uses AI to predict ‘music popularity scores’
Another day, another AI/music startup – this one hailing from Toronto and called OptimiseLab. It’s using the slogan ‘538 for music’ – a reference (we think) to well-known statistical-analysis blog FiveThirtyEight,...
May 22, 2018
‘There will be a number one song that’s 100% AI-written’
The Great Escape in Brighton is one of the UK’s best showcases for new artists, but it’s also a chance for the industry to discuss some of the new technologies that could have an impact on those musicians’ careers....
May 18, 2018
PRS for Music payouts grew by 14.7% in 2017 to set new record
British collecting society PRS for Music is the latest PRO to publish impressive numbers for 2017. Its revenues were up by 12.7% year-on-year to £717m (just over $1bn) while its payouts to members grew by 14.7% to £605.1m...
April 23, 2018
RoboPop: how will AI and machine-learning affect the music industry?
From copyright, production and A&R to consumption, sync and advertising, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning are already having an impact on the modern music industry. A panel at AIM's Music Connected conference...
April 20, 2018
Google shows off NSynth Super neural synthesizer instrument
Last year, we wrote about a Google research project called Magenta, which is exploring the intersection of machine-learning / AI and creativity, music included. Among its releases was a ‘neural synthesizer’ called...
March 14, 2018