VentureBeat: Facebook’s AI can convert one singer’s voice into another

VentureBeat: Facebook’s AI can convert one singer’s voice into another. “AI can generate storyboard animations from scripts, spot potholes and cracks in roads, and teach four-legged robots to recover when they fall. But what about adapting one person’s singing style to that of another? Yep — it’s got that down pat, too.”

Wicklow News: Calling all singing enthusiasts and music lovers

Wicklow News: Calling all singing enthusiasts and music lovers. “Have you always nurtured a desire to sing in a group or choir? Are you keen to make contact with other singing enthusiasts and music-lovers in your locality? If so, Sing Ireland is the answer you’ve been looking for…. The organisation now has a new website … which lists singing groups across the country and anyone interested in joining a group or choir is encouraged to log on to find details of activity in their own local area. Members include children’s choirs, workplace choirs, youth choirs, hospital and care home choirs, choir clubs, university choirs, church and cathedral choirs, choral societies, and choirs for those in older age or active retirement.”

The Stage: Danish start-up to launch ‘LinkedIn for opera artists’

The Stage: Danish start-up to launch ‘LinkedIn for opera artists’. “A Danish start-up hoping to overhaul the talent-booking process for opera has launched a platform that aims to foster closer relationships between artists and organisations. Founded by Danish opera singer Sune Hjerrild, Truelinked will launch in the UK later this year as an online platform for artists to connect directly with organisations, described as a professional self-management system.”

University of Hawai’i to Digitize Don Ho Collection

The University of Hawai’i has received the archives of entertainer Don Ho and will be organizing and digitizing them over the next year. “The University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu ʻUluʻulu Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi recently acquired the complete collection of the late entertainer Don Ho’s films, videos and personal memorabilia from the Donald Tai Loy Ho Trust. The extensive collection from Hawaiʻi’s most famous entertainer includes archival film and video footage and related personal memorabilia from the early 1960s through 2007, and will be housed in the ‘Uluʻulu Archive’s permanent collection.”