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AI Music: Bots Can Now Write Songs, and Created a New Kurt Cobain Hit

AI Music is now part of the cultural landscape, whether we like it or not. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can now write lyrics, music and even produce a stunning video to accompany the sound. Is this the death of the human musician as we know it?

Is AI stealing the creative process from human artists? Or is this just a new form of art that gives pleasure to many?

Ever since Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994, his fans have lamented the loss of the music that never was.

Now, using a new type of music AI, new songs “by” Cobain are a reality. All it takes is for fans to feed Cobain’s existing music into a bot. The bot uses machine learning to recognize patterns. From there, it can produce a new song, based on the back catalog.

Think this is something far off into the future? Wrong. This actually happened.

The new tune “by” Kurt Cobain has made its way onto YouTube. It is called Drowned in the Sun. The lyrics and music were written by the AI. The only thing that was added were vocals by a Nirvana tribute act singer.

The organization that created the song was a charity for mental health, called Over The Bridge. They named the project the “Lost Tapes of the 27 Club.” The unfortunate club members all died at 27. The collective included Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison.

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