October 25, 2023
Universal Music Group (UMG) and BandLab Technologies, the parent company of music creation platform, BandLab, have announced plans for an expansive, industry-first strategic relationship concentrated on artificial intelligence (AI).
Centered on empowering the next generation of artists, including within BandLab’s global community, the alliance will advance the companies’ shared commitment to the ethical use of AI and the protection of artist and songwriter rights.
“We welcome BandLab’s commitment to an ethical approach to AI through their accessible technology, tools and platform,” says Sir Lucian Grainge, chairman, chief executive officer, Universal Music Group. “We are excited to add BandLab Technologies to a growing list of UMG partners whose responsible and innovative AI will benefit the creative community.”
“BandLab Technologies and our wider Caldecott Music Group network is steadfast in its respect for artists’ rights and the infinite potential of AI in music creation, and we believe our millions of users around the world share in this commitment and excitement,” says Meng Ru Kuok, chief executive officer, founder, Caldecott Music Group and chief executive officer, BandLab Technologies. “Though new technologies offer unbelievable possibilities to break down more barriers for creators, it’s essential that artists’ and songwriters’ rights be fully respected and protected to give these future generations a chance of success. As demonstrated by BandLab embracing the Human Artistry Campaign principles and this collaboration with UMG, we are committed to getting it right. Through our joint efforts, we anticipate a future of music that is innovative, rewarding and endlessly inspiring.”
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