Tag: artificial intelligence
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
AiMi app uses AI to provide adaptive electronic music
Aimed at electronic music fans, a new app called AiMi is using AI technology to turn existing tracks from artists into adaptive experiences for listeners. The idea: listeners set the 'energy' rate they want, based on...
May 27, 2020
Popgun takes its AI-powered Splash music-making app to Roblox
We've written regularly about Australian AI-music startup Popgun, including its belief that AI could be the secret sauce for a service "where teenagers come together to make music for each other... the ‘pop stars on training...
May 19, 2020
Music Ally Startup Files: Radiant’s Spotify-powered DJ is an AI
Squeezing new uses from existing technology sparks creative revolutions. Dancing to recorded music was weird until someone who understood the crowd started to link the right songs together in the right place, and created...
May 19, 2020
Social video editing app Trash adds features for musicians
We reported on the launch of Trash last June: an AI-powered video editing app launched by Hannah Donovan, formerly of Vine and This Is My Jam. Then, in January this year, her pitch won the startup showcase section of the...
May 18, 2020
Uncanny Valley wins the AI Song Contest, helped by… koalas
In January we reported on plans to hold an ‘AI Song Contest’ for “European teams of musicians, artists, scientists and developers” working with music-generating AI systems. It turns out they weren’t...
May 14, 2020
US Copyright Office posts transcript of AI music debate
“Country music is going to be the biggest sort of paradox for AI because the underlying melodies and so on are very formulaic. But the lyrics are based on human experience. I’d be very interested how long it would...
May 11, 2020
OpenAI reveals its latest music-generating AI: Jukebox
OpenAI is the non-profit artificial intelligence company backed by (among others) tech mogul Elon Musk. Just under a year ago it showed off Musenet: “a deep neural network that can generate 4-minute musical compositions...
May 1, 2020
Holy £*@!: Deezer uses AI to filter out song profanities
Spotify launched its Spotify Kids app partly to reassure parents that their children would not encounter ripe phraseology when streaming music. Now Deezer is also looking into the challenge of ensuring family listening doesn’t...
April 30, 2020