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How Will AI Serve The Music Creator ? How Will It Affect The Music Listener ?

The music industry is constantly evolving, and so is the technology that supports it. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most promising and disruptive innovations that is transforming the way music is created, distributed, and consumed. But what are the benefits and challenges of AI in the music industry, and how can musicians, producers, and listeners leverage it to enhance their musical experience?

In this article, we will summarize two recent reports from Forbes that explore the current and future applications of AI in the music industry.

First, we'll look at how AI can help musicians and producers create original and personalized music. A Forbes Tech Council member, Aaron Labbé, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of LUCID, working to transform music into medicine and Mental Health Advocate, wrote this interesting article. He argues that AI can augment human creativity and offer new possibilities for musical expression.

Second, we'll examine how AI can also help music labels and distributors monetize their content and reach new audiences. A Forbes contributor, Ty Roush, reports that Google and Universal Music Group are negotiating a deal to use AI to create music playlists based on the listener's behavior, location, and preferences. He suggests that AI can optimize the music discovery process and increase engagement and loyalty.

- Based on two articles in Forbes magazine, one by Aaron Labbé (May 9, 2023) and the other by Ty Roush (August 8, 2023)

Making Intelligent Noise: AI in the Music Industry

This report, published in May 2023, provides an overview of how AI is changing the music landscape, from composition to production to distribution. Some of the key points are:

- AI can generate original music based on various parameters, such as genre, mood, tempo, and style. This can help musicians overcome creative blocks, experiment with new sounds, or create personalized playlists for listeners.

- AI can also analyze existing music and provide feedback, suggestions, or enhancements. This can help musicians improve their skills, optimize their sound quality, or discover new influences or opportunities.

- AI can also help with the business side of music, such as marketing, licensing, and royalties. This can help musicians reach new audiences, protect their intellectual property, or monetize their work more efficiently.

The report also discusses some of the ethical and legal implications of AI in music, such as ownership, authenticity, and diversity. It concludes that AI is not a threat to human creativity, but rather a tool that can augment and complement it.

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Google and Universal Music Group Negotiating AI-Generated Music Tool, Report Says

This report, published in August 2023, reveals that Google and Universal Music Group (UMG) are in talks to develop a new AI-generated music tool that would allow UMG artists to create and distribute music using Google's technology. Some of the details are:

- The tool would use Google's Magenta project, which is an open-source platform for creating art and music with machine learning. Magenta has already produced several musical experiments, such as NSynth, which synthesizes new sounds from existing ones, and Coconet, which harmonizes melodies.

- The tool would also use Google's YouTube Music service, which is a streaming platform that offers personalized recommendations and playlists based on user preferences and behavior. YouTube Music has over 50 million subscribers worldwide and competes with other services like Spotify and Apple Music.

- The tool would aim to give UMG artists more creative freedom and control over their music, as well as access to a larger and more diverse audience. The tool would also generate revenue for both parties through advertising and subscriptions.

The report also mentions some of the potential challenges and risks of the deal, such as technical difficulties, legal disputes, or artistic backlash. It states that the deal is not finalized yet and that both parties declined to comment on the matter.


Summary of these articles by The New Bing


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