1st Edition

Artificial Intelligence and Music Ecosystem

Edited By Martin Clancy Copyright 2023
    196 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    196 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    Artificial Intelligence and Music Ecosystem highlights the opportunities and rewards associated with the application of AI in the creative arts.

    Featuring an array of voices, including interviews with Jacques Attali, Holly Herndon and Scott Cohen, this book offers interdisciplinary approaches to pressing ethical and technical questions associated with AI.

    Considering the perspectives of developers, students and artists, as well as the wider themes of law, ethics and philosophy, Artificial Intelligence and Music Ecosystem is an essential introduction for anyone interested in the impact of AI on music, including those studying and working in the creative arts.

    List of contributors



    Chapter 1 The Future – Interview with Jacques Attali

    Chapter 2 AI music – On the Meaning of Music: Music is a language without a dictionary – David Cope

    Chapter 3 The Developer – What do music software developers do? – Miller Puckette

    Chapter 4 The Student – Shortcuts Guide To Music Theory – Artur Osipov

    Chapter 5 The Artist – Interview with Holly Herndon

    Chapter 6 Robotics – Fast and Curious: A CNN for Ethical Deep Learning Musical Generation – Richard Savery & Gil Weinberg

    Chapter 7 Extended Reality – Music in Immersive XR Environments:The Possibilities (and Approaches) for (AI) – Gareth W. Young & Aljosa Smolic

    Chapter 8 Data – A Quantified Quickening: Data, AI and the Consumption and Composition of Music – Jennifer Edmond

    Chapter 9 Law– You Can Call Me Hal: AI & Music IP – Martin Clancy

    Chapter 10 Ethics – Whose Ethics? Approaches to a Equitable and Sustainable Music Ecosystem – Martin Clancy

    Chapter 11 Global Ethics – From Philosophy to Practice A Culturally Informed Ethics of Music AI in Asia – Rujing Stacy Huang, Andre Holzapfel & Bob L. T. Sturm

    Chapter 12 Start-ups – AI: Why I Care – Mick Kiely

    Chapter 13 Music Industry – Interview with Scott Cohen

    Chapter 14 Philosophy – Amor Fati: A Theoretical Model of the Music Ecosystem – Martin Clancy



    Martin Clancy is a Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, Founder Chair for the IEEE Global AI Ethics Arts Committee & a Certified Ableton 11 Live Trainer.