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Canada’s Silverstein has apparently earned “six figures” from an AI-generated album

Silverstein–from Burlington, Ontario, and not from somewhere in the US as some newsletters state–have apparently made a tidy bit of dosh from releasing an AI-generated album. Wut?

At a music-and-tech conference in Barcelona this week, CJ Carr, the head of audio research at companies called AI Stable Diffusion and Harmonai, spoke of some of the projects in which he’s been involved with his AI-and-music project called Dadabots. Part of his talk involved explaining how Silverstein earned “six figures” from an album entitled Fake Feelings.

The whole record–it features 1,000 songs running just a few seconds under 12 hours–was made by Dadabots using an AI program trained on Silverstein music. Everything was then sold song-by-song on the blockchain to fans.

Here’s the whole thing. Thoughts?

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