Artificial intelligence
Ed Newton-Rex (VP Audio, Stability AI) on building the next wave of music AI tools
September 28 2023

On September 13, 2023, Stability AI launched their text-to-audio generation tool Stable Audio, the latest addition to a rapidly accelerating wave of development around music AI this year.

Michael Pelczynski (Forms + Shapes) on what we get wrong about streaming economics
September 14 2023

Even as music streaming has gotten bigger and more scrutinized, there’s still widespread confusion and misunderstanding around the basics of how streaming economics really works.

Srishti Das (Founder, Hivewire) on music strategy for emerging markets
August 19 2023

Understanding the opportunity in “emerging markets” is not just about completing marketing checkboxes on consumption numbers, dollars, or shiny features. It’s about appreciating the unique cultural, social, and economic nuances that shape local tastes, consumption patterns, and creative innovations over time.

Andreea Gleeson (CEO, TuneCore) on music distribution in an AI-first world
August 05 2023

TuneCore has become one of the most vocal music-industry stakeholders when it comes to AI, taking a stance that is equal parts proactive and cautious.

Alex Brees (Founder/CEO, un:hurd) on streamlining marketing for independent artists
July 04 2023

Last week, we were joined for a Water Cooler interview with Alex Brees, CEO of un:hurd — a platform which allows independent artists to create and automate targeted marketing campaigns.

Jessica Powell (Co-Founder/CEO, Audioshake) on music startup challenges and the “new possibilities” with music AI
June 15 2023

Jessica is the cofounder/CEO of AudioShake, a music startup that uses AI to break down songs into separate stems. They’ve raised several million dollars in funding, most recently led by celebrity investors like Metallica and Miley Cyrus.

Amber Atherton (investor, author) on building virtual communities: Start small and niche
May 31 2023

Amber is an investor and founder (her community software startup Zyper was ​acquired​ by Discord) and author of the book ​The Rise of Virtual Communities​.