Updated: Dec 23, 2022
This is an important topic to discuss and some might find it controversial. The reality is, generative music is here and it's one of the fastest growing uses of AI in the music industry. In some ways, it's a really cool thing. It will make music making available to more people. It will make some jobs in composition more efficient, and allow humans to focus on more culturally impactful music.
However, there are still some things that need to be figured out around generative music. Like, how will royalties work? What happens in situations highlighted in this article like when DSPs start releasing music of their own? It's better to have these discussions now, before it's too late. These things are happening fast!