The Symphony of Progress: AI as an Instrument of Musical Innovation jon Sun, 05/19/2024 - 08:43

Curious about how AI is transforming music? Join me as I explore the journey from skepticism to embracing AI's potential. Discover how AI is reshaping music production, enhancing creativity, and pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. Dive into the benefits and challenges of this technological revolution in the music industry.

The Question of AI Authorship: Can Machines Be Creators?

Submitted by jon on Thu, 08/31/2023 - 07:46

The recent court ruling against AI copyright protection upheld the established requirement of human authorship under current law, but broader questions remain as AI creativity advances. Determining appropriate rights and protections for increasingly autonomous machine-generated works poses complex challenges ahead.

Why a BMI Sale to Private Equity Could Be a Good Thing for Songwriters

Submitted by jon on Thu, 08/24/2023 - 15:50

Yesterday, I wrote a post exploring the potential downsides for songwriters of a BMI sale to private equity. I laid out the legitimate concerns around declining royalty distributions and lack of transparency. However, after reflecting further, I decided to challenge myself to see if I could make a case for why the deal could potentially turn out alright for creators. As an industry observer aiming for nuanced perspective, in today's post I present some counterpoints arguing why a BMI sale may not be all bad for writers' incomes.