AI to live compose a score for classical concert, performed by WCIT World Orchestra

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The World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT) is hosting the first concert that will be composed, live, entirely by artificial intelligence. The event will take place in Armenia, where a consortium of ICT associations from 83 countries will be in attendance. The WCIT World Orchestra has been specifically formed for this events, and is comprised […]

Auxuman, an AI music collective, begin their series of monthly album releases

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Auxuman, an AI-music startup company, have released their first fully AI album, Auxuman Vol.1. The project consists of 10 tracks by the five AI ‘artists’ – Yona, Hexe, Mony, Gemini and Zoya. Yona has already released projects of her own, in collaboration with Ash Koosha, co-founder and CEO of Auxuman. As stated on their Bandcamp […]

Amazon’s new music service trumps Apple and Spotify’s streaming quality with ‘Ultra HD’ tracks

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Joining the likes of Tidal and Deezer, Amazon has stepped up its audio quality to offer high-fidelity streaming. This makes the tech behemoth the first of its major competitors, Apple and Google, to catalogue a large selection of its library in lossless audio format. Amazon promises “unlimited access to fifty million songs in HD”, which […]

YouTube Music Charts excludes paid-ad views in rankings

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YouTube is to now count only organic views toward their Music Charts calculation, with paid-ad views no longer contributing to chart placement and 24-hour record lists. According to a YouTube Blog post, the revision is an “effort to provide more transparency to the industry and align with the policies of official charting companies such as […]

Spotify acquires music talent marketplace SoundBetter

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Spotify has acquired SoundBetter, the New York-based company that provides a marketplace for hiring producers, mix and mastering engineers as well as session musicians. According to the NY-based company, its database includes the likes of Kanye West’s Producer, Beyonce’s Songwriter, Joe Cocker’s Bass player, Herbie Hancock’s Engineer” and we spotted mixer Manny Marroquin (The Weeknd) […]

Facial recognition at gigs strongly opposed by musicians

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A new campaign to oppose the use of facial recognition tech has been launched by digital rights group Fight For The Future. The campaign has already been supported by artists such as Tom Morello, Thievery Corporation, Gramatik, The Glitch Mob, Amanda Palmer and even Summer Meltdown Festival in Washington state. “Music fans should feel safe […]

Audio Network to supercharge search function with Musiio partnership

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Audio Network, one of the best-known providers of production music to major tv networks and films, has partnered with Singapore-based music AI startup Musiio. The agreement will see Musiio contribute its expertise in artificial intelligence to Audio Network’s existing music search platform. Audio Network has a massive catalogue of more than 170,000 tracks, and that […]