How Might the Roles of Musicians and Composers Change as AI-Based Music Gains Popularity?

As AI-based music gains popularity, the roles of musicians and composers might change in several significant ways:

  1. AI as Collaborator: AI is increasingly common as a tool to assist with everything from composition and arrangement to mastering. This could lead to musicians and composers transitioning to roles where they focus more on the creative aspects, leaving the technical details to AI.
  2. Musicians as Educators: As AI’s capacity to create music increases, musicians’ roles may become more educational. They could teach people how to use tools to maximize the capabilities of AI, or how to develop new musical styles and techniques.
  3. Dialogue with AI: Musicians might take on a role of creating new music through dialogue with AI. This could involve giving feedback on musical ideas proposed by AI or co-composing with AI.
  4. Ethics and Norms: As the discussion progresses on how AI should be involved in the creation of music, musicians and composers might play a role in shaping the ethics and norms of this new field. This would include issues such as copyright and ownership of music created by AI, and fairness and transparency when using AI.

These changing roles provide opportunities for musicians and composers to expand the possibilities of music, not just by using existing tools, but by creatively leveraging new technologies.