The Debate: AI-Generated Music – Artistic Breakthrough Or Creative Decline?

The dawn of the digital age has brought with it countless innovations, and the music industry has not been left untouched. One of the most hotly debated topics in recent years is the rise of AI-generated music. Is it an artistic breakthrough, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in music? Or is it a sign of creative decline, where machines replace human creativity? Let’s delve into the arguments on both sides.

Oct 14, 2023 - 15:18
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The Debate: AI-Generated Music – Artistic Breakthrough Or Creative Decline?

Artistic Breakthrough: The Pros of AI-Generated Music

1. Infinite Creativity: AI doesn’t suffer from creative blocks. It can generate countless melodies, rhythms, and harmonies in a matter of seconds, offering a vast landscape of musical possibilities. This can be especially useful for artists looking for inspiration or a unique sound.

2. Democratization of Music Creation: Not everyone has the privilege of a musical education or access to instruments. AI music generators level the playing field, allowing anyone with a computer to create music.

3. Personalization: AI can tailor music to individual tastes. Imagine a world where your music streaming service doesn’t just recommend songs but creates them based on your preferences.

4. Efficiency in Production: For industries that rely on background music (like video games, movies, or advertisements), AI can quickly produce tracks tailored to specific moods or settings, saving time and resources.

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MBN Editor Carlos Tabora is a solo piano artist, a Billboard® contest award-winning songwriter and a lifelong professional marketer. He is also the Founder and Editor of the Music Business News Website and his vision is to help other independent artists and musicians make more money with their music and turn their musical passion into a viable music career.