On Tuesday we released three songs that were co-written by a group of great Korean musicians and our AI (see our earlier blog post for full details). And we’ve received some nice coverage from The Times and The Evening Standard that we thought we’d take a second to share.
The Times chatted with Ed, who outlined how “AI is…about giving human musicians new tools with which to make music”, whilst The Evening Standard relayed our goal of making music creation more accessible.
On Monday a new team member stepped into the Jukedeck office, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce him.
Pedigree: Over 20 years’ experience as a professional producer, composer, mixer and sound designer. Has had works published by EMI, Universal, Warner and Sony, and recent projects include a No.1 hit on the iTunes Country singles chart and a top 10 album in the iTunes Singer Songwriter chart. Also a regular lecturer at the Academy of Contemporary Music.
Musical background: Multi-instrumentalist, including several years writing, touring and recording as part of Top 40 UK band Shed Seven, before moving full time into producing and mixing for a wide variety of artists.
At Jukedeck, we think Creative AI is at its most powerful when it’s used as a tool to complement human creativity. That’s why we’re thrilled to be releasing three songs today that were co-written by our AI and a group of great musicians in Korea.
Back in 2017, Chanjae Park, the founder of Korean entertainment company Enterarts, got in touch to suggest a collaboration. His take on how and why AI should be used in music-making aligned totally with our vision at Jukedeck.
It used to be the case that music was for everyone — everyone sang or played in their villages. But then technology and professionalism came along, and suddenly music could only be played by certain people. We want music to be for all again — to ensure that everyone can make music.
— Chanjae Park
We think AI should be used to fuel creativity, and he agreed. What’s more, we realised that, by collaborating, we could showcase music co-written by musicians and AI, showing that AI can be part of the creative process.
So we started working with his team of songwriters and producers: our system produced the raw material (original tunes and chord sequences composed by AI, in MIDI and audio format), and they fashioned that raw material into K-pop songs, which have been sung by four great Korean singers and groups.
The songs are being debuted live at Blue Square Concert Hall in Seoul today, with recordings being released digitally around the world. We’re really excited to see how people respond to them, and we hope this is an early step towards getting more people into music-making using AI as a tool to do so.
The Times wrote a nice feature on Jukedeck this week. It includes a conversation with Ed about where we’ve come from, and where we’re going – namely putting musical creativity into many more people’s hands.
You can check out the article (which includes a playlist of our latest music) here.
We’re thrilled to announce that you can now set the climax point of every track of music you create on Jukedeck. 🎉
This means you can choose the exact moment your track peaks in intensity, giving you music that’s perfectly synced to your video. Check out this example (where we’ve set the climax at the point the couple hit the water), or simply login to Jukedeck and create a track to give it a try!
A few hours ago we received a wonderful phone call. The judges at the Cannes Lions Festival – The International Festival of Creativity – were on the line to say that they have awarded us an Innovation Lion for our artificially intelligent music composer.
It’s a massive honour to win, particularly given the quality of the field, and fantastic recognition of the team’s work over the past months. We’re only sad that we can’t be in Cannes this evening, as we hear they throw a good party. 🛳 🎉
Creating your own music is a hugely rewarding experience. And that’s why it’s a focal point of Jukedeck.
But sometimes you don’t have time to wait for a track to be created. Sometimes you just need music now.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that you can now browse a library of pre-made tracks on jukedeck.com. Simply login, then click Browse to instantly listen to music from a library of thousands of tracks.
When you find one you like, you can download it straightaway, or click edit ( ) to change the duration or tempo so that it is perfectly customised to your content.
Finding the perfect soundtrack just got faster.
N.B. Tracks from the browse library aren’t unique to you, as everyone has access to the same library. So if unique tracks are your thing, simply create tracks as usual!