Could AI become a music artist?

Could AI become a music artist?

AI’s place in the music industry is becoming a copyright minefield. AI can create music, but does this make AI an artist? Do AI algorithms create their own work, or are the humans behind these algorithms the real ‘artists’? If an algorithm is fed music by a certain artist, does...

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Little Simz ‘Drop 6’ – Review

Little Simz ‘Drop 6’ – Review

One of London’s best artists is back with a quick EP to keep us going during lockdown, and it’s another solid entry in an already strong discography. Little Simz is up there with the best of them when it comes to UK rap and grime. Her last album ‘GREY Area’...

Hayley Williams finds strength in honesty on her solo debut

Hayley Williams finds strength in honesty on her solo debut

‘Petals For Armor’ takes a wide-reaching approach to its song writing, freeing Hayley from Paramore’s grasp and finally allowing her the reinvention she needed. Anyone who was around during the MySpace era will remember Paramore’s explosion onto the punk rock music scene in 2005. They had every quality needed to make it big during social media’s infancy, rocking coloured, straightened hair, heavily saturated album cover artwork, and an overflow of...

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How lockdown has changed the way Gen Z listen to music

How lockdown has changed the way Gen Z listen to music

Being tucked up inside all day has given new opportunities for artists to create music and get their careers off the ground, while quarantine playlists are booming. Coronavirus has had an enormous impact on nearly every country across the globe. Theatres are shut, restaurants are closing down, even entire airlines are having to go into administration and ask for government help. One industry that’s managing to keep itself alive...

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Nick Mira is the rising Gen Z producer you need to know

Nick Mira is the rising Gen Z producer you need to know

The 19-year-old Internet Money Records member has already risen the ranks to producer royalty, and is only set to go up from here. When it comes to being a self-made producing superstar, Nick Mira is probably about as close to the top as you can get. At only 19 years of age he’s established himself as a dominant force in the trap and emo rap SoundCloud scene, working closely with...

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Music live streaming surges amidst the pandemic

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With nowhere to perform in real life, more artists than ever are taking to live streaming to get their music out to fans. Well, we’re nearly in mid-May, and everyone is still hunkered up at home due to the coronavirus outbreak. What many hoped would be a few weeks of inconvenience has turned into a long-term change in daily life, affecting all manners of industries and practices – including...

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