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What Would Happen If An AI-Generated Song Wins A Grammy?

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Since I’ve been on an AI songwriting obsession lately, another boring, half-baked Grammy Awards Show piqued my twisted thought process.

 

The music industry is in a state of flux, with the rise of streaming services, digital downloads, and the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) as a creative force.

AI-generated music is becoming increasingly accepted as a medium in the industry, with applications ranging from creating personalized playlists to writing entire songs. This begs the question: what would happen if an AI-generated song won a Grammy?

A win for an AI generated song could serve as a major breakthrough for the music industry. It could help to open the door for more widespread use of AI technology in music production, leading to new opportunities for artists and producers.

Many in the music industry have argued that AI technology could help to level the playing field for independent artists who don’t have access to the same resources and connections as major labels. AI could help to give independent artists the ability to create professional-level music without having to rely on the labels. This could help make the industry more welcoming to new talent and make it easier for them to break into the industry. But truthfully, I’m not buying into that. There’s only one thing that gets a record company’s attention: the smell of money. They don’t give a shit about the artist or song, as long as it’s a hit. (See Milli Vanilli)

Another potential benefit of AI generated music winning a Grammy is that it could lead to more creative possibilities for artists. With AI technology, it would be possible to explore new musical ideas and sounds that would have been impossible to create without the use of technology. This could lead to a more vibrant and innovative music scene, which could in turn result in more exciting and creative music. OK. I can see that.

While there are potential benefits to an AI generated song winning a Grammy, there could also be some challenges. Here are a few potential issues to consider.

One of the major drawbacks of AI generated music is that it could lead to less human connection. As AI technology becomes more advanced, it could become easier for artists to rely on technology instead of human musicians. This could lead to a loss of the human element in music, which could result in less meaningful music. Ya think?

Another potential challenge is that AI technology could make it easier to copy music. With AI, it would be possible to quickly and easily create exact copies of a song, which could lead to copyright infringement issues. This could lead to major issues with copyright law and could have a negative impact on the music industry. And that’s only the beginning!

An AI generated song winning a Grammy could have a major impact on the music industry. While there could be potential benefits, such as AI helping to level the playing field for independent artists, there could also be potential challenges, such as a loss of the human element in music. Ultimately, it is up to the music industry to decide whether or not the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.

But the biggest benefit that would result in an AI composition winning a Grammy? It would probably mean no more bullshit, long, boring, self-indulgent acceptance speeches. God will have left the building early due to a lack of gratitude.

Maybe the whole Grammy show could be produced by AI. It would probably be much more interesting. The winners could even get a fake Grammy!

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  • Wayne Rosso

    Wayne Rosso has worked in music and technology for decades. He has worked with such artists as Aerosmith, Bee Gees, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Public Image LTD., Beach Boys, Phillip Glass, Fleetwood Mac, Rick James, New Kids on the Block, Slash, Evanescence and scores of others.

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