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The New Maestro

AI's Influence on Music Composition and Personalized Playlists

The New Maestro | AI's Influence on Music Composition and Personalized Playlists

In recent years, the music industry has been dancing to a new tune - one composed and orchestrated by Artificial Intelligence (AI). From algorithmic composition to personalized playlists, AI is not only creating music but also curating experiences that resonate with listeners' unique tastes. In this blog post, we delve into the fascinating world of AI and music.

Creating New Melodies: Algorithmic Composition

AI is changing the game of music creation with algorithmic composition. By using machine learning algorithms, AI can analyze patterns in music, learn from them, and create entirely new melodies. These algorithms have become sophisticated enough to generate music that can often pass as human-composed. Take AIVA (Artificial Intelligence Virtual Artist), for example. This AI-powered composer creates original music for films, advertisements, and games [1]. It has been trained on a vast array of music from various genres and periods, enabling it to create diverse and complex compositions.

Personalized Playlists: Curating Unique Experiences

AI’s role in music extends beyond composition to personalization. Music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora use AI to analyze users' listening habits and preferences to curate personalized playlists [2]. These playlists are dynamically updated based on the user's recent listening behaviour, allowing for a continually evolving music experience that aligns with the listener's mood and preferences.

Spotify's Discover Weekly

Spotify's Discover Weekly is a shining example of AI's capabilities in music personalization [3]. Each week, Spotify creates a personalized playlist for its users, featuring songs that align with their musical tastes but that they may not have discovered yet. This feature has been a significant success, with billions of streams since its launch in 2015 [4].

The Future Symphony: AI and Music

Looking ahead, the role of AI in music is set to grow. AI could be used to produce background scores for films and games, automate sound mixing, and even provide real-time music recommendations based on biometric data such as heart rate or mood. The dance between AI and music is just getting started. As these technologies continue to evolve, the boundaries of creativity and personalization in music are set to expand, creating an exciting future for musicians, listeners, and the music industry at large.


AIVA. (2021). "AIVA - The AI composing emotional soundtrack music."

Medium. (2017). "How Does Spotify Know You So Well?"

Spotify. (2021). "Discover Weekly."

Hackernoon. (2017). "Spotify's Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music."


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