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Warner Music signed the first ever contract with artificial intelligence

It seems that people are no longer justresigned to the fact that artificial intelligence creates works of art for which they are willing to pay a tidy sum - moreover, people welcome it. And in response, artificial intelligence masters new areas. Warner Music, for example, signed the first recording agreement with the algorithm in history, and became the first major label that agreed to record the musical creativity of artificial intelligence and produce it.

German music applicationSentiment has signed a contract for the release of 20 albums this year alone, and five of them have already been released. The application creates personalized sound landscapes for users depending on their requirements, be it music for relaxation or concentration. The official website calls this a “cross-platform audio ecosystem.”

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The application that is currently available onsmartphones and Amazon Echo, use input data such as time of day and weather to create certain sounds. The five albums released were named “Clear Night”, “Rainy Night”, “Cloudy Day”, “Cloudy Night” and “Foggy Morning”. They are all based on different types of sleep.

"I am sure that listeners who enjoyfrom these new albums, they will benefit from lower anxiety and improved mood, ”says Kevin Gore, president of the Warner Music Group’s music arts division, under whose umbrella they are going to sign, develop, and release creations in yet underestimated genres.

The next 15 albums will focus on other application modes: focus, relaxation, and walk. Investors include Amazon Alexa Fund and Jillionaire Major Lazer.

“We aim to create personalized andreal-time adaptive sound environments, but are happy to share pre-recorded albums to demonstrate the power of sound and our technology, ”says Oleg Stavitsky, founder and CEO of Endel.

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