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We need to talk more about legal issues around training musical AIs

When most people think about the potential legal issues around AI-created music, they tend to think about the output – the music itself, and questions like whether an AI-generated track can attract copyright protection....
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How to prepare for ‘deepfakes’ of musicians? ‘Above all, have a plan’

A recent video that falsely appeared to show American politician Nancy Pelosi slurring her words as if drunk has brought the issue of ‘deepfakes’ back into the spotlight. Prominent musicians and their teams should...
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‘Music is the new yacht’ – trends in music/tech investment

The recorded-music industry has returned to growth, but what impact is that having on external investors (from venture-capital firms to high-net-worth individuals) and their willingness to back companies in and around the...
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How can blockchain make a real impact on music?

Today's by:Larm conference in Oslo included a panel on blockchain technology and the music industry. No wait, stop! Don't click away! Come back! In fact, there have been so many blockchain panels at music-industry conferences...
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AI creating music: can we learn to love the algorithms?

Are the new wave of artificial-intelligence startups here to eat musicians’ lunch, or to help them become even more creative? A panel run by Music Ally at the by:Larm conference in Oslo today explored the sometimes-sensitive...
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AI that makes music: ‘Labels should be buying this stuff…’

Should Ed Sheeran be getting worried about artificial intelligence dethroning him from his place atop the modern pop pantheon? It may sound like crazy foolish talk, but that was the question sparked by a session on creative...
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Will 2017 see a new wave of inventive music startups?

The problems of companies like Crowdmix, Cür Music and Guvera may have made headlines in 2016, but is there a more positive story to tell about the prospects for other music/tech startups in 2017? And just as importantly,...
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Universal Music and Spotify talk music-streaming in 2017

Executives from Spotify and Universal Music kicked off our NY:LON Connect conference in London this morning by giving their views on how the music-streaming market is shaping up in 2017.
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AI could be the music industry’s next Napster moment – but much bigger

“It’s probably fair to say that AI will change the music industry and lots of other industries a lot more than the internet did.” Ed Newton-Rex, CEO of startup Jukedeck, set the tone at last night’s ‘Music’s...
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BPI to hold artificial intelligence and music event

The BPI has announced the details of its next BPI Insight Sessions event, which will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) technology and its likely impact on the music industry. Chaired by Music Ally CEO Paul Brindley, the...
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Analysing the European Commission’s copyright reform proposals

This guest analysis comes from the Reed Smith Entertainment and Media Industry Group. "Given all the fuss about Brexit, there is a risk that the implementation by the European Commission of its ‘Digital Single Market’...
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Dancing to a new tune: what does Brexit mean for the music industry?

A guest column from Gregor Pryor, co-chair of Reed Smith’s global Entertainment and Media Industry Group As one of the chief Leave campaigners, former secretary of state for culture, media and sport John Whittingdale was...