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I share Krasimir's opinion. People love people :D. In order for AI to become fully established in music, it has to guide people into concert halls and make them believe that the virtual musicians are now their new demigods. A more than major marketing task.
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This is something like IMAX, a niche market that will never replace actual humans. Interesting...I might go see a Grateful Dead holography if...
Unfortunatly simillar to all in our life ,Al is already deeply in music.Question is how deep will go and how fast will affect live music.[youtube]nW7r7fjwVBY[/youtube]
But why don't I feel like trying out the AI listed in the video?
I'm projecting that AI will eventually and indirectly put more focus back on live performances. I have supporting thoughts I may share. Anyone feel the same?
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Now, we have the first wave of computer generated music emulation that nears human expression (but does not eclipse). Huge apps driven by teams of programmers that seek to come up with all the magic formulas for catchy pop and dance music. They’ll put the algorithms into a giant BINGO machine of an app. AND, harvest the best results for product resale. Creating derivative permutations of hits that will no doubt replace music in some places, but not all. Restaurants, bars, supermarkets - anywhere cheaper than to license actual human music.
Will these AI apps be directed jazz, classical, and creative directions in pop and rock?
I doubt it. At some point, coders hit ‘the breaks’ just like everyone else. A programmer contemplating the time and effort it would take to recreate the infinitely complex expressive creativity in jazz and classical music won't commit to coding that, and it just won’t add up to a go.
Dance venues will likely be the first place pro-level AI appears. Replacing DJs during the week, as venue owners think, ’I can use the AI during the week and save a bundle, and hire the hotshot kid DJs for weekend work’.
I'll not write a book on that here now, but if you ask for my two cent... well, I also believe the many consumer type situations where people like to have "some music" as they shop, work out, study or whatever is highly likely to be satisfied by AI composed and produced music. I believe the amount of AI generated piano music on Spotify is already huge to a point where a portion of their revenue is cashed out to AI composers instead of humans.
I also do not believe it will stop short of "niche" genres like Jazz. AI will end up producing the next album of any band that quit touring three decades ago - there will be someone who wants to thrill with the new Michal Jackson single, or the first track that sounds like the lost session tape of some Miles Davis show, or another Mozart piece.
As the aging generations have the money and might buy that stuff, it will be produced. Imagine Elvis and Tupac having their AI powered comeback... mark my words and count the months, for real.
Look at the level of deepfake AI is capable of today, and wait three more years, this will get really really crazy soon.
Whether and how that capability will have an impact on social events... we'll have to see, but it would be surprising if it had none.
Not sure if there will be high demand for studio musicians anytime soon, maybe we will see live performed music turned into some rather special cultural event.
But let's be honest, the live band at the pub around the corner has not been successfully happening for over a decade (at least where I was at, and we used to tour trying), so, maybe that is a trend that has been happening which may now be boosted a bit.
People will continue to love a lot of bass played back on proper 15"+ speakers.
That will not change.
And they will still notice and enjoy watching a really good band locking in with each other whilst making music, as there is some magic in that.
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