Friday Five: Are Robots Making Better Tracks Than You?

Joey Santos | Read time: < 1 min
Friday Five
Last updated 26 January, 2018


In this week’s Friday Five, we’re leading with a feature by Music Business Worldwide that take a look at machine-produced music (it sounds better than you think) and how this could push dance music even further. We’ve also got pieces by Mixmag, Fact Magazine and Pitchfork. Have a good weekend ahead!

  1. Will Artificial Intelligence Replace DJ/Producers? – This past year saw the release of an AI produced album by artist SKYGGE, and it sounds like something you’d hear on pop radio and Spotify. Is this a sign of things to come, and if so should we fear or embrace this technology? Music Business Worldwide has it Read more
  2. Social Media’s Effects On Mental Health – This piece by Mixmag explores the negative effects that online hate and trolling have on DJs, leading some such as UK DJ/producer Ben Pearce to take a leave from touring and to do a social media cleanse Read more
  3. Where Are All the Female Music Producers? РWhy are there so few female producers in all genres of recorded music?  Billboard digs deep Read more
  4. 7 Music Technology Predictions For 2018 – From cryptocurrency music economies to SoundCloud and Spotify forecasts, Fact Magazine rounds up its DJ/producer tech predictions for this year Read more
  5. Why You Need To Play More Vocal House РMixmag makes a strong, historical case for dropping tunes with vocals even if you tend to play darker, more instrumental-driven dance music Read more

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