Red Ferret: Death Metal AI – this neural network wants to rock

Red Ferret: Death Metal AI – this neural network wants to rock. “We’ve seen a lot of interesting AI projects from romance novels to scripts. For your music fans there’s a new bot on the horizon. Relentless Doppelganger is the Death Metal rocker a neural network dreamed up. And it’s streaming 24/7.”

Laughing Squid: ‘You Can’t Take My Door’, A Country Song Created by a Neural Network That Studied a Catalog of Country Hits

Laughing Squid: ‘You Can’t Take My Door’, A Country Song Created by a Neural Network That Studied a Catalog of Country Hits. “Elle O’Brien and a team from Botnik Studios created a predictive AI country song entitled ‘You Can’t Take My Door’. The song was created by training a neural network to learn country music hits and then produce one of its own. The song was then arranged and performed by humans. The accompanying video reflects all of the colorful imagery in the song.”

Mashable: Amazon reportedly preparing free, ad-supported music streaming service

Mashable: Amazon reportedly preparing free, ad-supported music streaming service . “According to Billboard, ecommerce giant Amazon is currently in talks with major music labels to provide a free, ad-supported music streaming service. The service would offer a limited catalog of tunes and would be made available through Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, on the company’s Echo devices.”

YouTube Blog: YouTube delivers Coachella 2019 to millions of global music fans with official two-weekend live stream

YouTube Blog: YouTube delivers Coachella 2019 to millions of global music fans with official two-weekend live stream. “For the ninth year in a row, YouTube continues to take the magic of Coachella beyond the Indio desert and into the homes and phones of millions of people around the world with the exclusive two-weekend live stream of Coachella 2019. … YouTube Music is turning it up a notch at Coachella 2019, making sure music fans — no matter where they are — can enjoy the world’s preeminent music festival in convenient and immersive new ways.”

Los Angeles Times: YouTube to livestream Coachella set of K-pop band Blackpink in Times Square

Los Angeles Times: YouTube to livestream Coachella set of K-pop band Blackpink in Times Square. “Seeking to strengthen its ties to the music industry, YouTube said it will for the first time stream a performance from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Times Square in New York City.”

The Verge: ‘Old Town Road’ proves TikTok can launch a hit song

The Verge: ‘Old Town Road’ proves TikTok can launch a hit song. “Montero ‘Lil Nas X’ Hill’s parents were concerned when their son dropped out of college eight months ago to pursue a career in rap; as the country trap star told Time Magazine, his parents succinctly pointed out there are millions of rappers already crowding the scene. Hill didn’t listen. He had to compete with up-and-coming rappers on streaming services like SoundCloud and Spotify, but Hill had a secret card up his sleeve — a meme and TikTok.”