Mumford & Sons beware! An AI can now write indie music

A fascinating project called Amadeus Code promises to out-Tay-Tay Tay Tay and out-Bon Bon Iver. The AI-based system uses data from previous musical hits to create entirely new compositions on the fly — and darn if these crazy robot-songs aren’t pretty good. The app, which is available from the iTunes Store but doesn’t seem to… Read more »

Paul McCartney says John Lennon only complimented his songwriting one time

This Sunday, Paul McCartney will appear in his first 60 Minutes profile. Reporter Sharyn Alfonsi spent two days with the Beatles songwriter at his U.K. recording studio, and a press release describes the pair’s interviews as “surprisingly intimate,” with Macca sharing “rare details from the Beatles years” and getting misty about the band’s final concert atop… Read more »

Ani DiFranco on Ignoring the Press and Writing Her New Memoir

Listen and subscribe via iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | YouTube | RSS Twenty years after her landmark album Little Plastic Castle, seasoned songwriter and activist Ani DiFranco speaks with Kyle Meredith about the “prophetic” qualities of songwriting, the vital importance of getting into the voting booth, and when she decided to stop reading press coverage about herself. DiFranco also discusses the origins… Read more »

NBC Orders Songwriting Competition Songland From EP Adam Levine

We’ve heard plenty of aspiring singers on reality TV — now it’s time to meet the people responsible for writing all those lyrics. NBC has ordered a new reality competition series, Songland, that aims to “find the next generation of hit songwriters,” with The Voice coach Adam Levine on board as an executive producer, TVLine… Read more »

‘I listen to a song I love and I copy it’ – The 1975’s Matty Healy on his writing technique, addiction and Arctic Monkeys

“I don’t listen to rock bands” The 1975 Matty Healy, frontman of The 1975, has opened up about his songwriting techniques, why he doesn’t listen to rock bands, his problems with addiction and more in a new interview. Speaking to The New York Times about the band’s forthcoming third album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online… Read more »

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