Piggybacking off the craze for the metaverse and NFTs last year, AI is now the hot topic within the industry of technology in 2023. The recent developments of AI have allowed it to be implemented in many ways such as art, writing, and music to name a few.
Global music distribution company, Ditto Music, released new research showing that 60% of musicians already use AI in their creation process in some form. There are many of them using it just to create album artwork, but some are using it to mix/master and help with finishing song lyrics. Researchers at Google have even been working on an improved AI tool called MusicLM that can write full songs with “significant complexity.”
This is a big step forward in the eyes of some within the music industry because it allows for a more efficient environment to create and prevents a lot of errors that could be made manually. At the same time, 28.5% of people in the study said they would never consider using AI for any process because it takes away the personal creative aspect and doesn’t have the same effect that an individual can on the final product.
With this technology being so fresh to the public, there is a lot still being discovered on what it is capable of. It can replicate voices perfectly and have them sing anything imaginable, opening a world of features and collaborations in the music industry that could have never been possible.
Many users online have been playing around with this tool and have created many different artist covers like Kanye West singing “Hey there Delilah” by the Plain White T’s. Some artists like popular singer Grimes welcome this idea, saying she would “split the royalties 50/50” with anyone who could create a good song using her voice.
Others, like Eminem and Drake, do not appreciate it as much, pulling multiple songs from streaming services that included them. AI technology is still a very new concept that leaves much to be explored and will have even more of an impact on the music industry and most other industries for better or for worse.