Dani Deahl, writing at The Verge:
AI is capable of making music, but does that make AI an artist? As AI begins to reshape how music is made, our legal systems are going to be confronted with some messy questions regarding authorship. Do AI algorithms create their own work, or is it the humans behind them? What happens if AI software trained solely on Beyoncé creates a track that sounds just like her? “I won’t mince words,” says Jonathan Bailey, CTO of iZotope. “This is a total legal clusterfuck.”
I’m filing this article in the “things I wasn’t even thinking about earlier but now can’t stop” folder.
Music Forum: What’s your favorite My Chemical Romance Album?
Remo Drive will release their new album Natural, Everyday Degradation on May 31st.
The Jonas Brothers new album, Happiness Begins, will be released on June 7th.
Pronoun’s new single “Sadie” is up on Spotify and Apple Music.
Killswitch Engage will be releasing a new album “this fall.”
Social Distortion and Flogging Molly are heading out on tour together.
The Mountain Goats will release their new album, In the League With Dragons, this Friday. It’s up for stream over at NPR.
It looks like Martin Garrix, Macklemore, and Fall Out Boy are teasing a collaboration together.
BTS has the number one album in the country:
The seven-track set, which was released on April 12, starts with 230,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 19, according to Nielsen Music — a career-best week for BTS. Of that sum, 196,000 were in album sales — another career-high week for the South Korean pop group.
Nightjacket’s new song “You’re Trying Too Hard” can be streamed below via Stereogum.
Lizzo has expanded their 2019 tour dates.
Poolhop has released the new song “Everything in Waves” on Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp.
Cokie the Clown has released a video for “Negative Reel.”
A quick reminder that we’ve got a new merch shop full of Chorus.fm and AbsolutePunk.net merch.
This week seemed to fly by at hyper-speed. In this week’s newsletter I run down the music I enjoyed this week and share a playlist of ten songs I loved, then I go through my usual media diet of movies, TV shows, and books (it was heavy on one TV show this week). The supporter Q&A post can be found here.
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The 1975 performed an acoustic version of “Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America” live at X107.5.
Lil Dicky has released his new video for “Earth” featuring more than 29 artists including Panic! at the Disco, Halsey, Ariana Grande, and many more.
Sheryl Crow has released a new version of “Redemption Day” featuring Johnny Cash.
Frou Frou have released their first single together since 2004. It’s called “Guitar Song (Live).”