One Step Ahead – AI in Music

Panel

30min
  • #AI
  • #Culture

Panel

One Step Ahead – AI in Music

30min
  • #AI
  • #Culture

In this session we explore the use of AI in the music industry. What can we learn from creative entrepreneurs like Ankit Desai and Rebecca Leger.

• Ankit Desai started the AI-driven SNAFU Records with the goal of giving artists a better shot at being discovered. Snafu Records’ proprietary algorithms analyzes millions of data points from over 150,000 songs per week, identifying artists whose music is undervalued and needs amplifying. Guided by fanbase, song structure, and playlist analytics, Snafu Records then ensures the music reaches as many ears as possible.
• Rebecca Leger is one of the co-organisers of the AI Song Contest, which was held for the third time this year. The AI Song Contest is an international competition exploring how humans can make music in collaboration with artificial intelligence, and she will explain what new AI tools artists are exploring. The winner of the 2022 edition for instance combined two different cultural styles of music – with AI-based pitch detection it was possible to analyze melodies and inflections measured in frequencies, instead of notes, making it possible to create a new genre.