Tag: artificial intelligence
Boomy expands free tier and adds vocals to its AI music
Boomy is the startup that lets anyone sign up and create music using its AI tool – and then release it to streaming services. We’ve covered the company regularly (this profile for example), and now the company has...
October 1, 2020
Google’s AI wants to know if you can lip-sync ‘Dance Monkey’
As if TikTok didn't have enough things to worry about, here's a new digital thing called 'LipSync by YouTube'. Or perhaps not a worry just yet: it's just an experiment using Google's artificial intelligence technology. "This...
September 29, 2020
Ingrooves patents AI system for finding ‘high-value’ audiences
UMG's Ingrooves Music Group has been awarded a patent in the US that sounds pretty interesting: for "artificial intelligence automation of marketing campaigns". Stand by for patentspeak! "The system identifies patterns...
September 25, 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
Lo-Fi Player is the latest Google Magenta AI-music project
Magenta is a research project within Google exploring the intersection of AI and creativity, including a range of music demos. The latest of those is called Lo-Fi Player, and it launched this month. It's riffing off the...
September 7, 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
Algoriddim launches tool to extract stems from music tracks
In June, we wrote about a pair of DJ apps getting 'real-time stem separation' features, so that DJs could mix with the individual elements of tracks (like vocals or basslines). One of those apps was djay from Algoriddim,...
August 27, 2020
A tale of two synthetic reality startups: Hour One and Reface
We’re fascinated by the potential of ‘synthetic reality’, an area that brings together virtual reality, AI, ‘deepfakes’ and other technologies. Two more startups in the news this week offer some...
August 18, 2020
Alex Braga’s ‘Spleen Machine’ album used AI instrument A-Mint
The latest project representing a creative blend of artistry and AI is called ‘Spleen Machine’. It’s the work of Alex Braga, who’s both a composer and an inventor. For this EP, he invented his own...
June 18, 2020
AI music startup Aiva raises €1.5m funding from NetEase
It’s been a little while since we last wrote about Luxembourg-based startup Aiva and its software for creating music using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. We covered its pitch in the 2018 Midemlab startups...
June 16, 2020
Splash AI-music Roblox game had 1m players in 20 days
Last month, we wrote about Australian AI-music startup Popgun’s launch of a music-making game for Roblox, the gaming platform with 115 million active users, including lots of children. Those kids could queue up in...
June 3, 2020
Meet CISAC’s new president, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus: ‘I’ll be outspoken!’
CISAC is the global body representing collecting societies. Its last president was Jean-Michel Jarre, and before him it was Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees. Big shoes to fill for its next president, right? Step forward......
May 29, 2020