In a broad sense, music has a lot to thank technology for. But tight now there are some sticky technology-related issues that are impacting songwriters and performers, and we heard about some of them at the Vill Vill Vest festival in Bergen, Norway.
Although AI algorithms lack back stories and a creative process — the very things that often draw us into a piece of pop music — they make up for it with their ability to generate the unfamiliar and novel. But can AI also create highly creative and emotionally engaging music?
As the high season of music festivals commences, we allow ourselves this one blunt recommendation: Courtney Barnett - who's very confident songs about lack of confidence will find a large Nordic audience.
A new report declares a lack of social mobility and and huge dominance of upper middle class people in creative industries. And the people at the top – mostly well-paid, middle-class white men – are least likely to see it.