AI is one of the hottest buzzwords in media today. There is plenty of speculation of how AI will change the music industry. Will it replace or assist artists? Or both? Will algorithms dictate music taste for generations to come? Often the focus is on the future, while AI is already omni-present in many forms today.
Conceptual sound artist and composer Holly Herndon released her new artificial intelligence-inspired album “Proto” in May. Several other artists are currently working on new albums assisted by AI. Earlier this year Endel was the first ever algorithm signed by a record label. AI video soundtrack platform Jukedeck has been bought by TikTok. LANDR has an AI based mastering service since years and recently announced the first AI assisted samples marketplace. There are plenty of AI services live today aiming to replace the existing stock music industry. But AI is already far more advanced than simply to create sounds or assist with data analysis, composition or arrangement. Let’s talk about some of the most interesting AI music projects around today!