Apple on Monday acquired AI Music, a startup that has developed a platform capable of creating songs using artificial intelligence. The acquisition, according to sources familiar with the matter, was completed in recent weeks.
As reported by Bloomberg, AI Music’s technology can create royalty-free soundtracks using AI.The soundtracks are dynamic and can change based on user interaction in real time. As an example, a song can have a different tone during more intense parts of a workout.
As described by the startup’s website, which has now been taken down (but you can still view it via a cached version), AI Music can even create songs that “adapt to your heartbeats.”
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Apple declined to comment on the acquisition, so the amount paid for the startup remains unknown, as do plans to integrate its technologies into Apple products. Still, it seems that Apple has been working on major enhancements to Apple Music this year, as the company also acquired classical music service Primephonic in August 2021.
It’s not hard to imagine a few things Apple can do with AI Music’s technology. For instance, the company could use it generate unique soundtracks for Apple Fitness+ subscribers, or even to create ambient sounds in real time with HomePod.
Based on Apple’s latest moves, we are likely to see big news for Apple Music at WWDC 2022.
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