While social media provides artists with direct access to fans and diversifies the music landscape, challenges such as saturation, decline in album sales, piracy facilitation, and negative effects on mental health arise.
Paul McCartney revealed that The Beatles’ new recording featuring additions from artificial intelligence will be released later this year. With a little help from AI, the voice of John Lennon was retrieved from an old demo, also subsequently completed by the technology. Although the name of the song hasn’t been revealed, it is believed to be “Now and Then”, a 1978’s composition written by Lennon at his New York apartment. It was one of the compositions featured on a cassette labelled “For Paul”.
The 41st Canadian Music Week (CMW) kicked off at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto last week, with a jam-packed schedule of events and performances. The evenings were filled with some of the brightest new and established Canadian artists, including Charlotte Cardin, Tumble, Fuego, Grace May, Virginia To Vegas, and Badflower. The days were filled with a series of expert panels covering topics from sync licensing to Afrobeats to new release marketing strategies.
The recent Universal Music Group-brokered deal with the French music streaming service, Deezer, has been the subject of much debate. Martin Mills of Beggars Group, Darius Van Arman of Secretly Distribution, Stephan Bourdoiseau of Wagram Stories, and Emmanuel de Buretel of Because Music joined forces in a post in Music Ally that confronts the pros and cons of the user-centric versus pro-rata streaming models.
Apple is one of the greatest companies on earth. They produce products that are unequalled in consumer technology. But like any company, they release products that are flops in the marketplace. Apple, unlike a lot of other companies, knows how to bury their stiffs like they never existed.
Researchers in sunny California have turned the age-old question of "Can machines predict hit songs?" into a musical rollercoaster ride. Forget about musical fortune tellers; these scientists at Claremont Graduate University have put AI to the test, trying to predict the next chart-topping hit with the help of your heart rate.