Posts tagged "music tech"

Major UK music organisation calls for government to address industry’s concerns over AI

UK Music, an organisation representing the production sector of the UK’s commercial music industry, has called on the government to address concerns related to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in music.    According to MusicTech, Jamie Njoku-Goodwin, CEO of UK Music, expressed these concerns in an open letter to

  In music tech news, Pioneer DJ’s parent company AlphaTheta has acquired Serato.    This acquisition brings together two companies that have previously collaborated, with Serato’s DJ software becoming compatible with Pioneer DJ hardware in 2012. Despite the acquisition, both AlphaTheta and Serato will continue to operate as separate brands,

DJ Fresh and Nico Pellerin have launched an AI based platform that allows producers to legally clone artists’ voices for use in demos and fan-made edits.    Voice-Swap works by taking existing voice recordings and changing the timbre toward that of another voice. The game changer is that Voice-Swap uses

The Genius lawsuit against Google, which accused the company of displaying unlicensed lyrics sourced from Genius in its search results, has been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court. Genius, a song lyrics and musical knowledge database, after having its appeal dismissed by the Court of Appeals in 2022, argued that

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has introduced Ripple, a new app that allows users to generate music by humming or singing. This app aims to simplify the process of creating royalty free soundtracks for short-form video content for those who are not familiar with traditional digital audio workstations (DAWs).   Ripple

Remember that time an AI deepfaked Drake and The Weeknd, releasing a song that ultimately became a viral hit before being erased from streaming services? Or that other time that Spotify erased over 1000 AI generated songs from its library, only to reinstate them a week later? Like it or

Spotify’s contentious new feature, Spotify DJ, is now available to paid users in the UK and Ireland. Developed in collaboration with Sonantic, a voice technology company, and OpenAI, Spotify DJ aims to provide a more personalised listening experience. While AI has long powered Spotify’s recommendation algorithms, this feature takes it

Apple has introduced a new feature in its Apple Maps and Apple Music apps that enables users to discover concerts in select locations worldwide. Called Apple Music Guides, this concert discovery feature utilises information from Bandsintown and currently includes 10 cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Paris. The feature

Google has confirmed that it will not delete inactive YouTube accounts, contrary to recent concerns. Previously, there were worries that the company’s statement about permanently deleting accounts inactive for over two years could result in the removal of significant portions of YouTube’s music archives, including original and rare music uploads.

According to the Financial Times, Spotify has taken down tens of thousands of songs that were generated by AI startup Boomy. The service enables users to create music in various styles such as rap and lo-fi and release it to streaming platforms to earn royalties. Although Boomy claims that it

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