Technology

How Blockchain Technology Enhances the Entertainment Industry 

One of blockchain’s strengths is its ability to facilitate peer-to-peer microtransactions and immutable contractual arrangements. Blockchain platforms can govern a wide range of creator/funder, creator/fan, and other artistic interactions reliably and transparently without needing substantial oversight or administrative overhead.

Source: How Blockchain Technology Enhances the Entertainment Industry | BTCMANAGER

Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Musicians?

Emerging music technologies of the recent past have been unable to live up to the threat-level hype. Drum machines, samplers, sequencers, synthesizers — these have been field-levelers, not death knells, opening doors to allow more people to participate in writing, recording, and performing music rather than shutting creators out.

Source: Will Artificial Intelligence Replace Human Musicians?

Meet the students co-creating art with artificial intelligence 

Using artificial neuron networks to carry out tasks that would otherwise be too dangerous for humans to perform is a central goal of the artificial intelligence community, Gounder said. There is also an opportunity to create new art through artificial intelligence analyzing other artists’ styles and then using it to create new original images of its own.

Source: Meet the students co-creating art with artificial intelligence – Mustang News

‘AI-enabled’ indie label SNAFU Records launches with $2.9m venture capital backing

The company claims to be “the first full-service record label built on AI-music discovery” and is operated by “technologists, A&R’s, producers, and creatives” from Universal, Sony/ATV, BMG, and Capitol who worked with the likes of Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and David Guetta.

Source: ‘AI-enabled’ indie label SNAFU Records launches with $2.9m venture capital backing

IBM, Marriott and Mickey Mouse Take On Tech’s Favorite Law

An unusual constellation of powerful companies and industries are fighting to weaken Big Tech by limiting the reach of one of its most sacred laws. The law, known as Section 230, makes it nearly impossible to sue platforms like Facebook or Google for the words, images and videos posted by their users.

Source: IBM, Marriott and Mickey Mouse Take On Tech’s Favorite Law

What the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Industries are Giving the Gaming Industry

The integration of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies in gaming has made a significant change in terms of its growth. Online and mobile gaming is now the biggest sector of the gaming industry.  Crypto-gaming is currently seen as the future of the gaming industry as more people are expected to own cryptos in the coming years.

Source: What the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Industries are Giving the Gaming Industry

Amazon Patents Technology That Predicts Future Hits & Popular Artists

The patent filing says the sales, consumption, and popularity of media items experience “a large amount of inequality.” Only a small number of media items become very prominent and enter the pop culture lexicon. Amazon wants to solve that problem by creating algorithms that can identify ‘early adopters’ of obscure media.

Source: Amazon Patents Technology That Predicts Future Hits & Popular Artists

How Blockchain Could Save the Music Industry from the Threat of Technology 

Finding fair and legal means to regulate the consumption of music by the masses to taking back control of a rising secondary ticketing market and governing the concert experience are major issues that have united the music industry.  Together, record labels, venues, streaming services and artists fight to get ahead of the technological curve and retain earnings for people that make the music possible in the first place.

Source: How Blockchain Could Save the Music Industry from the Threat of Technology – Global Trade Magazine

And the Grammy goes to… AI 

AI models are composing at a pretty high level right now. It won’t be long before most production music (background music, music for breaks in and out of segments, and other utility music) will be fully produced by AI. We’re only moments away from synthetic artists and superstars. We’re only a few months (maybe a year or two) away from completely artificial artists (not virtual, artificial).

Source: And the Grammy goes to… AI – Shelly Palmer

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