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Web3 community-building meets music technology at Wavelengths Summit 2023

Web3 has become one of the hottest buzzwords in the music industry, with everyone from independent musicians to major label artists dropping nonfungible token (NFT) collections and throwing concerts in the metaverse. But for many, the actual use cases and potential of these technologies remain shrouded in mystery and confusion. On May 6, Water & Music held its

2023-06-06T02:20:38+00:00June 6th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

World’s Largest Music Company Embraces AI

Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music company with artists including Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish and Elton John, is opening its doors to AI. The company is partnering with Endel, the generative music company that creates AI-powered personalized sound environments, to enable the algorithmic creation of soundscapes for both new music and catalog recordings. The

2023-05-31T00:58:18+00:00May 31st, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Sting warns against AI songs as he wins prestigious music prize

Sting says musicians face "a battle" to defend their work against the rise of songs written by artificial intelligence. "The building blocks of music belong to us, to human beings," he told the BBC. "That's going to be a battle we all have to fight in the next couple of years: Defending our human capital

2023-05-21T22:49:44+00:00May 21st, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

How will AI affect the music industry?

With rapid developments in AI and the implementation of the technology unilaterally across business sectors, there is heated debate in the Hollywood music scene over whether AI should be used in music production — and to what extent. The debate intensified last week when a TikTok user by the handle ghostwriter977 posted a two-minute video that sounded a

2023-05-18T14:47:40+00:00May 18th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

How TikTok is changing the music industry

TikTok is an essential promotional tool for music artists and record labels. Songs can rise up organically on the app even if they've been outside the mainstream for decades. Marketers can also hire influencers to help a song take off, sparking a wave of user-generated posts from their fans. And some artists even set up private listening sessions with TikTok

2023-05-08T20:04:42+00:00May 8th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Motherboard Connection: Technology’s Impact on Music Through the Decades

Just days after OpenAI dropped ChatGPT in late November 2022, the chatbot was widely denounced as a free essay-writing, test-taking tool that made it laughably easy to cheat on assignments. Los Angeles Unified, the second-­largest school district in the US, immediately blocked access to OpenAI’s website from its schools’ network. Others soon joined. By January, school districts

2023-05-03T16:23:14+00:00May 3rd, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

The Impact of Technology on the Musical Experience

Technology is ubiquitous. Thus it is hardly surprising that it has had a profound influence on the art of music in the twentieth century. It has altered how music is transmitted, preserved, heard, performed, and composed. Less and less often do we hear musical sound that has not at some level been shaped by technology:

2023-04-24T15:42:21+00:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

How Music Technology Helped My Students Tap Into Their Creativity

Jade’s face peered out at me through the Zoom window, one of 25 faces in an elementary music class that recently went fully remote during the pandemic. Although Jade was only in the fifth grade, she had decided, like many others her age, that she was not into music. Trying to motivate students to learn

2023-04-17T15:35:53+00:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Education, Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

How Music Tech is Making it Easier — and Harder Than Ever — for Artists

For many musicians, the democratization of music production and distribution carried the promise of reaching multitudes of eager fans at the touch of an upload button. Yet with over 40,000 new tracks being uploaded each day, creating a virtually infinite selection of music available on most streaming platforms, breaking through as an artist has in

2023-04-10T17:20:12+00:00April 10th, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|

Music Artists and Brands Embrace Emerging Technology to Reinvent the Music Festival Experience

STAMFORD, Conn. , March 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SponsorUnited, the leading global sports and entertainment intelligence platform tracking 1.1 million sponsorships and endorsements for 250,000 brands and properties across sports, media, music and entertainment, today released its 2022 Music Festivals & Artists Marketing Partnerships Report, analyzing more than 8,300 brands, 850 artists, and 600 music festivals. READ MORE FROM

2023-04-03T18:16:04+00:00April 3rd, 2023|Categories: Tech Up Music & Entertainment|