A few months ago, I wrote about Virtual Reality and how it might change the future of music industry, especially from the perspective of independent musicians. Last week, French electronic music producer Jean-Michel Jarre has announced his new partnership with social VR platform TheWaveVR to allow fans to view his concerts for his new album in virtual reality. With this new initiative, fans will be able to view the concerts at home using VR headsets and remix songs from his new album.
It has finally happened: Artificial intelligence can now not only create fully coherent songs, but also extended plays (EPs) and long plays/albums (LPs). An AI-focused startup called WaveAI created the app Alysia, where the AI created a 3 song EP. Surely Alysia is not the first experiment of replacing composers with artificial intelligence, and it surely won’t be the last.
Tired of the AI and Machine learning dystopia theories? I went to New York last weekend to listen what the experts think will change in music industry and arts.