SiliconANGLE: OpenAI debuts Jukebox, a machine learning framework that creates its own music

SiliconANGLE: OpenAI debuts Jukebox, a machine learning framework that creates its own music. “Artificial intelligence research outfit OpenAI Inc. has published a new machine learning framework that can generate its own music after being trained on raw audio. The new tool is called Jukebox, and the results are pretty impressive. Although the songs it made don’t quite sound like the real thing, they’re very close approximations to the originals.”

Mashable: This cellist is spending quarantine recording delightful retro multitracks

Mashable: This cellist is spending quarantine recording delightful retro multitracks. “Samara Ginsberg’s career as a session musician went on pause in March thanks to covid-19. Now, the London-based cellist is spending quarantine arranging elaborate covers of pop culture classics for her YouTube channel — including, most recently, the Knight Rider theme.”

San Francisco Chronicle: For Death Angel drummer, coming out of coronavirus coma was like escaping ‘hell’

San Francisco Chronicle: For Death Angel drummer, coming out of coronavirus coma was like escaping ‘hell’. “Being the drummer for thrash metal legends Death Angel, Will Carroll was used to crowds cheering after a show. But inside the California Pacific Medical Center on March 30, the Bay Area rocker received a standing ovation just for opening his eyes. He had woken up from a 12-day coma after testing positive for coronavirus.”

Coronavirus: Travis McCready plays America’s first gig in months (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Travis McCready plays America’s first gig in months. “Country musician Travis McCready played to an audience wearing face masks in what’s been described as the first US concert since the Covid-19 lockdown. The gig, in Arkansas, offered a glimpse of how live music could resume in the UK, with compulsory temperature tests and social distancing for all present.”

My Ballard: Bop Street Records collection bought by nonprofit digital library

My Ballard: Bop Street Records collection bought by nonprofit digital library. “As we reported last month, Voorhees announced his plan to close his store this summer after taking an enormous hit from the pandemic closures. If he hadn’t found a buyer, [Dave] Voorhees was considering giving away part of his collection. But now, a digital media library will be giving his collection a new home. Internet Archive, a nonprofit based in San Francisco, will be buying the entire collection.”

Greek Reporter: First-Ever Collection Of Cyclades Island Music Compiled by Greek Professor

Greek Reporter: First-Ever Collection Of Cyclades Island Music Compiled by Greek Professor. “A Greek professor is compiling an enormous online archive of historic Cycladic Island music, representing the first-ever systematic study of all the songs known to have been played on these Aegean islands.”

Science Magazine: Scientists have turned the structure of the coronavirus into music

Science Magazine: Scientists have turned the structure of the coronavirus into music. “You’ve probably seen dozens of images of the novel coronavirus—now responsible for 1 million infections and tens of thousands of deaths. Now, scientists have come up with a way for you to hear it: by translating the structure of its famous spike protein into music.”