Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Spotify "removed tens of thousands of songs from artificial intelligence music start-up Boomy" (but apparently not because they're AI-generated)


Boomy, which was launched two years ago, allows users to choose various styles or descriptors, such as “rap beats” or “rainy nights,” to create a machine-generated track. Users can then release the music to streaming services, where they will generate royalty payments. California-based Boomy says its users have created more than 14 million songs.


Spotify, the largest audio streaming business, recently took down about 7 percent of the tracks that had been uploaded by Boomy


The Boomy songs were removed because of suspected “artificial streaming”—online bots posing as human listeners to inflate the audience numbers for certain songs.


Boomy at the weekend resumed submitting new tracks to Spotify. The two sides are negotiating