The inception of artificial intelligence (AI) into the creative industries, most notably music, has stirred dialogue regarding the implications on intellectual property rights. However, amidst this looming uncertainty, a trailblazing platform, MUSIXY.ai, was launched on September 14, 2023, dealing exclusively with AI-generated music. Coined as the “Spotify for AI hit songs,” it seeks to provide solace to AI songs that have faced persecution on other platforms.
This development comes as a timely response to the escalating scrutiny by major music streaming platforms like Spotify, triggered by Universal Music Group’s demand for stringent enforcement of copyrighted AI tracks. Dr. jur. Can Ansay, founder and CEO of Musixy, proposes that traditional music industry behemoths are feeling the heat, echoing the trepidations during the Napster era when the fear of revenue losses loomed due to disruptive technologies.
However, unlike previous disruptions, the AI revolution brings with it a legal framework that poses a palpable threat to record labels. It expedites and demystifies music creation, allowing talented producers to monetize such creations, including hit songs with the voices of iconic artists in various languages.
An important feature MUSIXY.ai offers is the ability to generate new songs and covers using unofficial AI renditions of famous artists’ vocals. A notable collaboration with Ghostwriter resulted in a viral hit song featuring unofficial AI versions of Drake and the Weeknd’s vocals. The song, initially stirring Grammy buzz, was later clarified to be ineligible for nomination and subsequently removed from commercial streaming platforms due to unauthorized use of vocal likenesses.
Ansay challenges this norm, contending that if MUSIXY.ai gains recognition as a legitimate streaming platform by the Recording Academy, AI-assisted songs could be eligible for a Grammy. He counters the discourse of vocal likeness, asserting the legal ambiguities that surround its protectability.
Ansay further splinters the monotonous conversation surrounding AI music’s place in awards and recognition as he navigates through two potential scenarios: distinguishing AI’s specific roles in music creation under Grammy rules or creating a new category such as the “AI Song of the Year” to recognize brilliance in this burgeoning field.
MUSIXY.ai symbolizes a profound shift in the music industry – the transformation from traditional to digital, from human to AI. Born in 1977 in Hamburg, Dr. Can Ansay started his career intersecting technology with his legal studies. His repertoire of entrepreneurial ventures includes a virtual reality company and an eHealth company, which offered online doctor’s notes via WhatsApp. This endeavour later expanded to France, garnering significant media attention.
By 2021, he introduced TheraFee, an AI bot for therapy options. He also pioneered Europe’s first legal online cannabis store for pharmacies. His focus on high-effort, high-benefit services propelled his attention towards the AI and Web 3.0 revolution in 2023, launching chatbots that aim to challenge dominant platforms.
Slated for February 3, 2024, the inaugural AI music awards ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco. MUSIXY.ai’s ambition extends to the world’s first AI music label, partnering with award-winning producers to produce newly composed AI songs like “Peace” featuring the unofficial voices of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The profits from this track will be donated to a Ukraine charity.
The MUSIXY.ai label, in its ambitious pursuit of reshaping the music landscape, has forged powerful collaborations, notably with Ghostwriter, the entity behind what is considered the most viral AI song to date. This partnership signifies MUSIXY.ai’s commitment to bridging the gap between traditional music creation and AI-driven innovation, pushing the boundaries of what music can become in the digital age. Despite being embroiled in controversies in its nascent stages, MUSIXY.ai remained undeterred. Bolstered by comments from Grammy’s CEO, Harvey Mason Jr., which hinted at a paradigm shift in the industry’s recognition of AI-generated music, the platform made strategic moves.
MUSIXY.ai applied for official status, signaling its intent to not only be a disruptor but also a legitimate contender for prestigious accolades like the Grammys. This move underscores the platform’s vision of intertwining technology, creativity, and recognition at the highest echelons of the music world.
To conclude, MUSIXY.ai desires to benefit from the EU’s Digital Marketing Act law, which would require Internet giants like Apple to fairly name all competitors when cross-promoting their music platforms. As Ansay encapsulates, AI’s musical revolution with MUSIXY.ai ensures that any talented producer can now produce and monetize a hit song with any renowned voice, potentially increasing the likelihood of global hits. Together, they aim to enjoy the prosperous revolution and invite others to partake in this exhilarating journey.