Could you tell the difference between a song composed by a person and another composed by AI? Is automation emerging to make our own skill sets and roles outdated, even in something as based in human talent and artistry as music? Or, is disruptive tech a tool to enhance our creative processes, not replace them? Despite today’s uncertainty, this is really how it’s always been. Think of the late David Bowie, who developed a sentence randomizing app on his Mac to help write and inspire his lyrics all the way back in 1995.
Music and tech continue to intertwine today thanks to the innovations of emerging AI-based startups. This article features some of the most exciting young companies around the world that are developing this tech for non-musicians and musicians alike, as well as the programs they can apply to for much-needed resources.