Interested in finding out more about Music and Artificial Intelligence?
Good to know you are, my friend. So am I. So I’ve compiled a list with companies that are currently providing an incredible contribution to the development of AI composed music.
Part 1 revealed 7 companies producing music with AI and now on Part 2 I will present you 8 other additional examples.
Hope you enjoy and will visit their site to get to know more. This is simply the start of an immense revolution that will change completely how we perceive music and deal with compositions and artists.
Here we go!
Companies Producing Music With Artificial Intelligence
1. Google Brain: Magenta
Description: “Magenta is a research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music. Primarily this involves developing new deep learning and reinforcement learning algorithms for generating songs, images, drawings, and other materials. But it’s also an exploration in building smart tools and interfaces that allow artists and musicians to extend (not replace!) their processes using these models. Magenta was started by some researchers and engineers from the Google Brain team but many others have contributed significantly to the project. We use TensorFlow and release our models and tools in open source on our GitHub. If you’d like to learn more about Magenta, follow this blog, where we post technical details. You can also join our discussion group.” (Official website).
2. Google Experiments: Music and AI
Description: “AI Experiments is a showcase for simple experiments that make it easier for anyone to start exploring machine learning, through pictures, drawings, language, music, and more.” (Official Website). Curently Google Experiments provides three extremely insightful examples of AI music experiments: AI Duet, Bird sounds (where thousands of bid sounds can be found) and NSYNTH – Sound maker (Where users can create new sounds though machine learning).
Here is a further description of AI duet:
Description: What is Brain.Fm? Music created music designed for the brain to enhance focus, relaxation, meditation, naps and sleep within 10 – 15 minutes of use. Who makes the music? We’ve invented an AI engine that composes all of the music. The AI has the brain of a neuroscientist and the heart of a musician. Who are we? We are a collective of musicians, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs obsessed with exploring and expanding music’s relationship to the brain. (Official website).
4. Ludwig 3.0
Description: “Ludwig is a music software for Windows that helps you to write your own songs. You simply enter or play a melody. Ludwig does the rest: he finds the proper chords and writes all parts of a professionally sounding band. It was never easier to compose, arrange or accompany songs! Ludwigs artificial intelligence approach is innovative and unique: The parts are written note by note, like a human would do. This achieves an unrivaled musical quality. Ludwig is easy to use. It takes a few clicks to get a full arrangement from a broad variety of styles. And if you don’t want to enter your own melodies: Just load them from the included database of 450 public domain songs”. (Official website).
Description: Melodrive is an AI composer that allows any user – no matter their level of musical skill – to create music for their digital content, simply at the click of a button. Melodrive provides a complete music solution to digital content platforms and authoring tools, by empowering users with no musical skills to create immersive soundtracks. Users can create and obtain original custom music in seconds by following an intuitive workflow. The music generated by Melodrive can increase the time spent in a digital experience by 40% and the immersion level of a user by 25%. (Official website).
Description: “Popgun is using Deep Learning to develop an Artificial Intelligence that can create awesome original pop songs. Popgun completed the Techstars Music program in Los Angeles in April 2017 and raised seed funding from Silicon Valley-based Khosla Ventures and Techstars Ventures in January 2018. Throughout 2017 we’ve been busy developing our core technology which we plan to unleash on the music world in 2018″. (Official website).
7. The Echo Nest
Description: “The Echo Nest is a music data company. We are interested in the connection between people and their music and all of the data that sits between that: how music sounds, the cultural attributes, music information retrieval. We analyze audio to understand musical attributes such as tempo, pitch, time signature. Then we data this data and open it for app developers to build smart music apps” (Jim Lucchese, CEO of The Echo Nest).
8. ORB Composer
Description: “Orb is the name of the most accomplished music composition Artificial Intelligence in the world. It is designed for composers, bands, orchestrators or simply everyone fond of music” (Official website).
These companies have done an incredible job in developing algorithms that will enable businesses and consumers to appreciate artificially created music.
Music composition has never been as accessible. And this is simply the start.
And just one final thing: In case you have missed it, do not forget to check the Part 1 of this list! Simply click here.
Turn it up!