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Yung Spielburg

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Artificial intelligence
A field guide to the latest music AI tidal wave
February 01 2023

10 new AI models for music and audio generation have been unveiled in the last month alone. Some of these are home-grown models from anonymous contributors; others are part of master’s theses; still others have come from AI research groups at big-tech juggernauts like Google and ByteDance.

Artificial intelligence
Breaking down the music AI tech stack
January 25 2023

Last week, our community got an inside look at bleeding-edge music AI tools from Harmonai, the open-source music AI arm of Stability.ai, and Pollinations, a company focused on creating more accessible interfaces for existing AI models.

Artificial intelligence
Why music AI companies are not flirting with copyright infringement
January 18 2023

After interviewing several music AI startup founders, key differences have emerged in how music AI companies are building out their tech stacks compared to companies building visual- or text-based AI tools.

Web3
New pathways: Analyzing music NFT release strategies from underrepresented genres
October 25 2022

We interviewed nearly 20 different artists and community leaders from underrepresented genres in Web3, to learn about the role of genre in shaping long-term branding strategies as well as artist sentiment around the technology.

Web3
Splitting the difference: Music and Web3’s multiplayer problem
September 07 2022

Continuing Water & Music’s exploration of the legal maze around music and Web3, this article takes a closer look at nascent smart-contract developments around collaborative splits for Web3-native music releases.

$STREAM
Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 11: How $RAC pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with artist DAOs
March 07 2022

RAC DAO is the community of holders of independent electronic artist RAC’s eponymous social token, $RAC. In February 2022, he worked with HIFI Labs to launch a custom web portal known as “racOS” for his Web2 fans to claim $RAC tokens and access token-gated tracks and other exclusive content perks down the line. That same month, $RAC also became the first artist social token to be available on Coinbase Exchange.

$STREAM
Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 3: Mudd DAO’s generative music/Web3 infrastructure
January 26 2022

Mudd DAO is a self-described “decentralized, community-run record label at the forefront of collaborative creation and generative music.” The long-term vision of the DAO is to help more collaborators make more music together than ever thought possible through generative creative techniques, and to give that music a platform via decentralized distribution infrastructure.

$STREAM
Music DAO Deep Dives, Pt. 1: Dreams Never Die puts community before tech
January 19 2022

This breakdown is part of an ongoing, members-only interview series focused on artist and label DAOs, as part of Season 1.5 of our ongoing collaborative research on music and Web3.

$STREAM
Agile research: How we put together $STREAM Season 1
January 14 2022

Lifting the veil on our process of putting together $STREAM Season 1 and highlighting what did — and didn’t — work about our highly emergent, agile approach to research.