AI, or artificial intelligence, is drastically changing how we interact with technology, and the exponential growth in AI has been profound. Regardless of whether we are excited or pessimistic about AI in our lives, there is no doubt that AI will continue to proliferate.

Even the music industry now finds itself being impacted by AI in some profound ways. A great article on Influencive’s website breaks down how this is occurring:

  • Musicians are employing  AI tools like PhonicMind, Magenta, and LANDR which can allow musicians and/or composers to remove vocals and master their tracks. Artists are even releasing entire AI-generated albums.
  • AI is ubiquitous in streaming platforms, and accounts for a big part of Spotify’s popularity. For example, it can recommend artists based on your prior playlists, the number of times you’ve listened to other songs, and finding other users who have played similar tracks. Apple’s Genius Playlist also uses AI to improve their services.
  • AI is used to process data and track music usage on different platforms. Some companies are now using fingerprinting technology to track the similarity of compositions.
  • Several AI music tools can now help musicians track their progress while learning how to play an instrument.
  • A company based in Singapore, Musiio, uses AI-driven technology to predict and discover hit songs for record labels.
  • NSynth, a new machine learning algorithm, uses deep neural networks to analyze the characteristics of sounds in order to create completely new worlds of audio.

It’s amazing to see how far AI’s reach has already spread, especially in the music sector.