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Holly Herndon warns artists off signing AI voice-rights deals too early
Musician Holly Herndon has been thinking about AI music and artists’ rights for a long time, and has some advice for fellow artists.
SM Entertainment revenues grew 20.3% in first quarter of 2023
SM Entertainment has published its latest financial results. They’re the first since it fended off an attempt by rival HYBE to take control.
HYBE’s virtual artist Midnatt releases debut in six languages
K-Pop firm HYBE has unveiled its latest artist, Midnatt, releasing the official music video for their debut release in six languages.
Ed Sheeran may soon have first 1bn-stream track on Apple Music
Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ is the most-streamed track of all-time on Apple Music, with more than 930m streams.
TikTok is quietly stepping up its SoundOn distribution deals
A headline claiming ‘TikTok Tests Exclusive Deals With Music Artists, Edging Into Labels’ Turf’ is calculated to make waves in the music biz.
Europe’s AI Act takes next step including training-data rules
Europe may soon become the first territory to craft and pass new legislation on the use of artificial intelligence technologies.
Google is now letting people play with its MusicLM AI tool
In January this year, Google announced that it had built a new AI model capable of “generating high-fidelity music from text descriptions”.
‘Leaked’ Frank Ocean tracks were actually an AI-generated scam
Here’s more evidence for our theory that the real problem with generative AI is what humans choose to do with it.
WMG boss Kyncl talks streaming payouts and generative AI
Two topics loomed large in Warner Music Group’s quarterly earnings call yesterday. First, CEO Robert Kyncl’s views on current payout models in music streaming, and second, his thoughts on the impact generative AI will have on WMG, its artists and the wider music industry.
Daft Punk unlock some new memories with Snapchat AR features
There’s news of an inventive new Daft Punk activation on Snapchat, in aid of the 10th anniversary of the ‘Random Access Memories’ album.
Judge defends Block’s ‘terrible business decision’ to buy Tidal
Block will be pleased by a judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit focusing on its acquisition of Tidal. But it may wince at the wording…