AI and the future of music

Last night’s 60 minutes featured a deep look at Google’s new AI program BARD. Frightening, yet compelling.

It got me thinking, if their AI has already read everything on the internet, and can create verse, stories, etc in seconds…What could it do for music?

‘Hey , BARD create a new Beatles like song from the Rubber Soul era, but have Paul Rodgers and Jack Bruce singing”.

“Hey BARD, create a song that will melt the heart of my new girlfriend”.


your ideas?



if it “creates” something pleasing: So what?

However, no AI generated music should be copyrightable.

I wouldn’t take an AI too long, relatively speaking, to create music scores that cover every way to put notes together in a “song”.

That would destroy any the ability of any human to create and copyright their own music.

”AI, create 3 minute audio tracks, different from each other, that covers every permutation of arranging notes within each file”.

AI, remove all 3 minute files with more than an 80% match to existing copyrighted music files (reference allmusic or some such) “

AI — send all remaining files to US copyright office under {this name}.

AI —build list, and update list, from copyrights granted from US Copyright office.

AI — monitor all released music tracks, compare against granted copyright list.

AI — forward all matches from last statement to {my troll lawyer firm} and send out the standard form to {new music author} informing them of copyright breach.


And actually, those copyrights could be sought in any country… or all countries, then suit brought in whichever country I could pay to grant the copyrights…


bah.. change the logic a little..

AI — md5 hash all copyrighted music files referenced by one or more places like allmusic.. or just copyright offices.

then do the build files, but drop any that match the hashes from the step above.

Very interesting posts...Thanks ...

The most important line:

That would destroy any the ability of any human to create and copyright their own music.

But you forgot to say that in music , apart of being a manufactured product, than in spite of what you said :

if it “creates” something pleasing: So what?

Classical music history reflect ethical values choices not only esthetical one, in an history where is revealed human consciousness history through choices and meanings.. Indian music, persian music, african music , european music, jazz music etc ... it is called education through music...

People wil be transformed tomorrow in pleasurable seeker of sound manufactured soft or hard hearing orgasm WITH NO MEANINGS out of a stimulis set ..

"meaning is history "--- a Goethe disciple know or Collingwood disciple..

Machine had no "history" save thermodynamical and algorythmical timing and implemented design progress...


I meant as a consumer of music, the origin of the music doesn’t much matter from an enjoyment of the sound.

But the rest of the post was my critique of AI from an ethical, and practical, standpoint.

Just because AI can create music or other art does not necessarily mean it will be good or popular. But if some of it is, I'm good with that; after all, AI was invented by people

I thought the 60 minutes AI segment was very good.  The science fiction crowd will focus in on the destruction on mankind, while the science crowd will cheer the ability to perform 1 billion PHD man hours of research in a week.  This morning I was reading of some lawsuits launched against Meta and Google for copywrite infringement  as material has been absorbed, incorporated and copied by the AI learning process.  Interesting arguments.  The sad reality is that the criminal element will always exploit any advancement in technology to their advantage and our detriment.  The future will be different but that doesn't always mean better?