It seems like AI has taken over the entire music industry, and more AI-fuelled products are launched monthly. Generative AI text-to-music tools, audio source separation apps, and AI-powered noise-cancelling apps are just a few to name. But what if we tell you that artificial intelligence has now seeped into record labels and streaming? And by the latter, we don't mean Spotify's latest DJ update or the podcast AI voice translation.
In this spotlight, we're featuring two tools designed to revolutionise the music industry for good: Musixy.ai, an AI-powered streaming service, and Kaleidoscope, a record label that amplifies recordings with AI.
Musixy.ai: Platform that streams AI-generated music
Could you imagine at least a couple of years ago that you'd be able to listen to an AI-generated song on a platform that streams only tracks created by artificial intelligence? Well, now you can.
Musixy.ai is made just for that: To allow you to create, sell, upload, and listen to songs created with the power of AI.
If you're a creator, you can upload tracks you make with AI to the platform and monetise them to earn a revenue share or to sell them as NFT. Creators can also just purchase and resell the best AI songs on the platform to earn money.
If you're just a listener, then, according to the developers, with its platform, you can 'enjoy the best AI songs & music videos which are enhanced by artificial intelligence and banned on other streaming platforms.' You can also order songs, both AI covers and 'newly composed songs' with the original vocals changed by AI, and chat with famous singers 'as if they were your best friends.'
If anyone is ready to pay for that, however, is yet unclear.
The service has been launched as a response to mainstream platforms' bans of AI-generated songs after Heart On My Sleeve (that notorious fake Drake song) was removed from all mainstream platforms after it racked up millions of listens.
Besides, according to the rules of the 2024 Grammys exposed by the CEO of the Recording Academy, Harvey Mason Jr., 'At this point, we are going to allow AI music and content to be submitted, but the Grammys will only be allowed to go to human creators who have contributed creatively in the appropriate categories. If there's an AI voice singing the song or AI instrumentation, we'll consider it.'
This is what tools like Musixy.ai might assist with.
As for the legality and copyright side of the issue, Musixy.ai CEO told Decrypt that 'It is and will also be legal to use and monetize the AI vocals of famous people at will, as long as you don’t use their names or mark the tracks as ‘unofficial.' Besides, as long as creators pay loyalties, they are enabled to make AI cover songs even without the permission of the rights holder or the artist.
Kaleidoscope: Label that features music composed by humans but 'amplified with AI'
LifeScore Music, an AI music tech company co-founded by Siri co-inventor, has announced its own record label—Kaleidoscope, which distributes music made by real artists but then 'amplified' with the LifeScore's own artificial intelligence technology, as Music Business Worldwide reports.
By 'amplifying with AI', the founders mean that the original track remains the same and is always the centre of the creative transformation but AI is used to give the song a new feel and experience, 'extending the original composition.'
LifeScore claims that their process starts with raw materials acquired from world-renowned studios, as well as master recordings provided by artists. These recordings undergo transformation through the company's patented technology, which generates remixes.
With the launch of Kaleidoscope, founders imply that AI is here to assist creativity, not automate or substitute it.
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