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Temp check: AI sentiment across the music industry

February 16, 2023

This report is part of our Season 3 research sprint on creative AI for the music industry.

In this study, we examine the results of a survey exploring the attitudes of music-industry workers and stakeholders toward creative AI. Our goal is to identify cross-industry patterns in AI-related needs, use cases, and concerns, especially among professionals who are already using these tools in their day-to-day work.

We received written submissions from over 150 people, and worked as a community to identify broad themes and trends across responses. Our primary audience includes:

  • Builders and developers looking to make better product development decisions to meet potential users’ needs, as well manage public sentiment around complex issues like copyright management and model bias.
  • Artists and their teams looking to stay up to date on emerging tech and use associated tools productively in creative practices.


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