Episode 5: Digital Dexterity: Decoding the AI Musicians‘ Maze By Testing Tools, Apps & Sites with Kristin Juel
In this episode, we dive into the world of digital and AI music-making tools and their rising popularity. My guest, Kristin Juel, did extensive research for Water & Music and had a LOT to say about why it is critical to get proactively out in front of all the AI tools that are coming to market and why it is empowering for artists to test and understand what’s available. This not only alleviates the fear of the unknown but also as Kristin says “Don’t wait for it to become something that’s a nuisance. Get in the mindset, and start looking at the opportunities.”
Different types of people, from hobbyists to professional musicians, are utilizing these AI music-making tools. While initially concerned about the future of humanity with the rise of technology, Kristin emphasizes that human creativity remains essential and that humans ultimately control the conversation.
We also explore the possibility of AI influencing the creation of hit songs instead of completely writing them, the importance of people feeling capable and able to express themselves and we highlight the challenges and blessings of putting yourself at the forefront of innovation in the music industry.
List of tools, sites, and AI apps mentioned in the episode
Boomy – Create original songs in seconds, even if you’ve never made music before
Abelton’s amazing AI Tool Blog Post – Mentions dozens of tools to know about
Midjourney – Use for storyboards when creating music videos, or EP, and single covers
Landr – Create, collaborate, master, distribute, and promote your music all in one place.