Sony becomes Diamond Sponsor of the AI Song Contest 2022
Sony Music Entertainement France, Sony Music Publishing France and Sony CSL become Diamond Sponsor of the AI Song Contest 2022
The AI Song Contest is an international competition exploring the use of AI in the songwriting process. Teams consisting of musicians, researchers, music producers, data scientists, developers – and anyone else interested in the combination of music and AI – collaborate to create a song with AI as a creative partner.
The 3rd edition of the AI Song Contest (AISC) in 2022 is sponsored by three companies of the Sony Group: Sony Music Entertainment France, Sony Music Publishing France and the Sony Computer Science Laboratories (CSL). With these Sony entities, the contest has found a partner that is aligned with the AI Song Contest’s mission – to extend human creativity with the use of AI and to educate and support musical artists and composers in their creative and career development by leveraging the latest technological advancements. Sony CSL has been creating “human-centric” AI-assisted music composing systems like The Piano In-painting Application and NOTONO, which were made available to the teams of the AI Song Contest together with personal support by Sony’s engineers. Furthermore, the AISC and the three Sony entities will provide joint webinars, mentoring to artists and composers, and will support the inaugural AI Song Contest Artist in Residence program. This will enable the further education and support of AI Song Contest participants on a scientific aspect by Sony CSL and on an artistic and career development aspect by Sony Music Publishing France and Sony Music Entertainment France, with touchpoints throughout the year.
In this partnership, the AISC sees a way to promote artists and composers using AI as a creative instrument and to foster their musical talent and creativity. With more visibility of artists using AI, the AISC aims to demonstrate the creative potential of AI and to encourage a dialogue about human-AI co-creation with the public.
The AISC Award Ceremony will take place in Liège, Belgium, on 6 July 2022 and will be broadcasted online. The winner will be chosen by a jury and a public vote of the top 15 songs starting on 16 June 2022.
About Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Music Entertainment, headquartered in New York, is a major player in the international music industry. SME has developed some of the most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time. Its 7,000 employees in more than 60 countries manage a diverse catalogue of artists, from the globally successful to the more independent, with the same goal: to push the boundaries of creativity and reach new audiences through unique digital innovations and tools.
Sony Music France represents the labels A+LSO, Columbia, Epic Records, Hall Access, Load, Legacy Recordings, Sony Masterworks et RCA. Together they offer a catalogue of artists representing all musical genres. Here are some of the names: Aldebert, Bosh, Brigitte, Patrick Bruel, Francis Cabrel, Céline Dion, Julien Doré, Indochine, Jain, Laylow, Lous & The Yakuza, Soso Maness, Ben Mazué, Véronique Sanson, Vald, Laurent Voulzy, …
About Sony Music Publishing
Sony Music Publishing (“SMP”) is the leading global music publisher, home to the world’s best songwriters and many of the most iconic songs ever written. Headquartered in New York with an international network of 38 offices, Sony Music Publishing supports the vision, artistry, and goals of its songwriters by amplifying opportunities, fostering collaboration, and defending their rights. SMP represents classic catalogues including The Beatles, Queen, Motown, Carole King, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Leiber & Stoller, Leonard Cohen, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC and The Rolling Stones, as well as contemporary superstars such as Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Olivia Rodrigo, Calvin Harris, Daddy Yankee, Gabby Barrett, Jay-Z, Ye, Luke Bryan, Luis Fonsi, Maluma, Marc Anthony, Miranda Lambert, Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Sara Bareilles, Sean Love Combs, The Kid LAROI, Travis Scott and many more.
Sony Music Publishing France represents some of the greatest French songwriters, including M83, Petit Biscuit, Gesaffelstein, Feu! Chatterton, Clara Luciani, Niska, Ninho, Zaz and many others…
Sony Music Publishing is a part of Sony’s suite of powerful entertainment brands. Learn more about SMP here.
About Sony CSL Music
Sony CSL (Computer Science Laboratories) is a fundamental research laboratory based in Tokyo and Paris whose “Music and Artificial Intelligence” team has an exclusively artist-centric vision: Tomorrow’s production tools should stimulate creators’ imagination, and offer new possibilities for interaction while fitting in the modern production process. Therefore, they develop a new generation of music production tools based on Artificial Intelligence, which increase creativity and are beneficial to the music creation process.
About AI Song Contest
For more information, interview requests (English, Dutch, German) or getting in touch with teams in your area, please contact Rebecca Leger and Hendrik Vincent Koops on [email protected]