How AI ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ winners Uncanny Valley found the human-machine sweet spot

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Hosted by Dutch broadcaster VPRO, this week’s Eurovision-inspired AI Song Contest brought AI generative music into the limelight. Australian entrant Uncanny Valley won the public’s heart with Beautiful The World, a pop hit laced with whimsical lyrics, sporadic melodies and synthesised sounds of Australian native animals. “The way we approached it specifically was to say: how […]

A Eurovision-inspired AI contest was triumphed by Australia’s Uncanny Valley

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Despite being far-flung from the borders of Europe, Australia comes out on top in an AI competition based on Eurovision, thanks to the team efforts of Uncanny Valley. Hosted by Dutch broadcaster, VPRO, the contest was inspired by the Netherlands’ victory in Eurovision 2019. The goal of the contest was to further understand how AI […]

Sony FlowMachines plug-in uses AI to help producers make beats

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Sony Computer Science Laboratories has announced its launch of FlowMachines, an AI-assisted music production project. FlowMachines runs as a plug-in inside a DAW and presents multiple choices of chord progressions, melodies and basslines for the user to drag and drop into a session as MIDI data. Initially launched as an R&D and social implementation project, […]

Loudly uses AI to remix artist’s tracks into a different genre

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A Berlin-based music technology company, Loudly, has developed an artificial intelligence platform which generates music using human-created loops. The impressively powerful deep learning platform boasts a catalogue of 100,000 professionally produced audio loops and sequences them into full tracks. Loudly was trained on a library of eight million songs, and is constantly analysing new loops. […]

Indie label Snafu is set to use AI to find its next biggest stars

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Los Angeles-Based SNAFU Records is taking a bold leap into the future with AI, becoming “the world’s first AI-enabled record label”. The label is operated by “technologists, A&Rs, producers, and creatives, including those previously employed by Universal, Sony/ATV, BMG, and Capitol”, according to MBW. Snafu Records utilises an algorithm that collects data from Spotify, SoundCloud, […]

Audio Design Desk uses assistive AI to create audio for media and entertainment

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Audio Design Desk is a new type of DAW and audio-post production software created to streamline the process of implementing audio into film and moving image. Its ability to help you rapidly locate and apply sounds on-the-fly with AI assistance lets content creators and sound designers get ahead quickly. Audio Design Desk, or add.app, has […]

Cyanite is an AI that can analyse and organise songs by mood and genre

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German tech company, Cyanite, has developed an AI system of the same name to analyse the mood and genre of music. This could be music that’s available on Spotify or your own music that you choose to upload. Cyanite creates a visual pattern of emotions within songs almost immediately, and can recommend similar-sounding songs based […]