I’m putting the finishing touches on my latest course, “The Complete Musician’s Guide To Making Money With AI”. The full video course will be released on Monday, January 15.
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Why I’m Excited About AI As A Musician
One of the most exciting aspects of creating this course was spending time with a lot of different AI tools that are on the market and exploring new ways to create, produce music and market music.
As a musician, I’m really excited about the advent of AI technology, for a number of reasons. Although, ironically, none of them have to do with AI music creation. I’m sure the technology will progress, but at this point, the aspect of AI I’m the least excited about as a musician is generating music with AI. So far, the tools I’ve explored and tried that generate music using AI, just aren’t that impressive.
At this point, when it comes to my music, I’m only using AI tools to assist with things like music production and music marketing. Perhaps as the technology evolves, I will incorporate more AI elements into my actual music. But for now at least, I’m simply using AI to assist me with other aspects of releasing music. In this post I’ll discuss two AI driven tools that I’m currently using that are proving to be powerful allies in creating and releasing music more efficiently.
A Song A Week
This year, one of my goals related to music, is to write, record and release one new song a week. This is a goal that I previously wouldn’t have been able to pull off. But thanks to several different AI driven tools, as well as progress I’ve made in terms of learning how to produce my music better, I can now see a viable path forward.
One of my biggest sources of frustration as a musician and creative, has been my inability to produce music as quickly as I’d like, at a quality level I’m happy with. I’ve always had this sense that I have way more music inside me than I’m able to release, both for things like licensing opportunities, and just in general.
I make music because I have a deep desire to create. It’s the best way I know how to explain what drives me as a musician. I simply love the process of writing and creating music and it’s one of the few passions that I’ve been able to maintain throughout my adult life. In fact, this desire has only grown stronger.
But there have been times where I’ve felt very stifled and held back as a musician. For example, I would write a song I really loved, but then struggle to get it recorded quickly. Or I’d manage to get a song produced that I really loved and felt excited about, but I didn’t have a budget to shoot a music video or a budget to promote the song effectively. And so on… I’m sure most musicians can relate to this sense of frustration.
This year, I’m approaching things differently, and I’m pro-actively looking for solutions. Instead of just banging my head against the wall and getting frustrated, I’m finding ways over or around the obstacles that present themselves. I see AI technology as an ally in this mission.
Two Powerful AI Tools For Musicians
Ok, with that out of the way, let’s discuss two specific AI tools that you can use as a musician. These are tools that I’m using for my song a week project and I’ve been really happy with the results I’m getting so far.
My first song of the year, a song I wrote on New Year’s Day, is called “Stranger In This Place”. I wrote the song on New Year’s Day, and then I spent the rest of last week recording and mixing the track. I was able to finish a mix that I feel is “Youtube ready” and create a music video for the track by Sunday. One song down, 51 to go!
The Tools I Used…
For this song, I used Reaper to record and mix the track, and then when I had a mix that I liked, I used Landr, an AI driven mastering tool, to master the track. I’ve been using Landr a lot the last few weeks and I’m really pleased with the results I’ve been getting with their service. I mentioned Landr in a previous email and I’m going to be doing a podcast soon with their director of product development. Learn more about Landr here.
I used an AI “text to video” program called Runway ML, to generate the music video. Runway ML allows you to generate video clips, using “text to video” prompts. You simply describe what you’d like each scene to look like and then it creates a video clip based on your prompt. It will also generate previews of each scene, prior to generating each video clip, so that you have an idea of what each scene will look like before you render them.
These two tools alone have been a game changer for me. I now have a way to quickly create music videos that are aesthetically pleasing, and with Landr, I have a way to get my mixes sounding even better than I could on my own.
Now of course, there is still a lot of work involved and I’ll still have to do more work on the mix before I pitch the track for licensing opportunities. But my goal this year is to grow my social media, and to get more music out into the world that connects with people. Thanks to AI, these goals seem more realistic than ever.
Check out my latest song here:
Check out Landr here.
Check out Runway ML here.
Learn more about my new course, “The Complete Musician’s Guide To Making Money With AI” here.