AI-generated music and its influence on the music industry
AI-generated music; helpful tool to boost creativity or the end of musicians as we know?
*A classic article about the pros and cons about AI; the technology we want, need, and fear.
AI has steadily infiltrated the music industry, lending its algorithmic processing to producers and musicians in need of a creative boost.
Here comes the age-old question we are unable to answer right now; will AI replace musicians one day?
Anyways, technology like this has been around for ages, with David Bowie even having created an app in the 90’s called the Verbasizer, in which a library of words could be randomly reordered to help musicians write lyrics.
Let’s not forget about AutoTune, DAW’s and samples and loops; tools that have pushed the progression of music to new heights.
Override or Enhance
An algorithm making music sounds scary because it mimics that which makes us human; the capabilities we thought were ours alone.
However, if you change your perspective you can see it as a tool that can enhance, rather than override human capabilities.
AI works as a collaborator which increases access to music-making, streamline workflows, and can provide the spark of creativity needed to elevate your track to the next level.
“You’re collaborating and working with the AI to achieve your goal,” Hobe says. “It’s not that the AI is just doing its own little thing. It’s all about the process between it and you to achieve that final artistic vision,” Amper co-founder Michael Hobe says.
Either way, AI-generated music is here to stay, so might as well use it as a tool.