7 Holly Wood and the Music Industry

AI in the Music Industry

We don’t have to look far before we find robots and preparation for the Singularity in the Music Industry as well. In a tribute to the late David Bowie at the Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga was using a robotic keyboard with swaying arms, moving its “body” to the rhythm. The article in Engadget says she even had help from NASA in this case. It was a success, and the audience loved it.

Engadget wrote (my emphasis),

To pull off that choreographed piano, team Gaga enlisted the help of Andy Robot, a Las Vegas-based roboticist and computer animator working with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Robot (yes, that's his name) repurposed some software he had built to program and animate two industrial bots for the performance. He followed Gaga's vision for an instrument that had a new dimension – it was alive. But the process that made it possible hadn't been tried in this context before. So when the robotic team ran into a problem during rehearsals, Robot's association with Brian Lim, head of JPL's Planetary Landing Testbed initiative, led to a solution that involved a small piece of rubber. [Engadget, Feb. 20, 2016, “Lady Gaga's robotic keyboard had some help from NASA”]

There is no limit what these game-changing artists have at their convenience: when needed, even the head of JPL’s Planetary Landing Testbed Initiative gets personally involved. Scientists and musicians work as a team to usher in the Singularity, and the audience, as the story goes, is saluting their own doom.

To be honest, I didn’t plan on writing about Lady Gaga. A few minutes ago, when I started this section, I decided to Google her, and the Engadget article immediately came up. It’s certainly not hard to find artists working toward the Singularity.

The late David Bowie was one of the forerunners using robot imagery in his music and art, something Lady Gaga apparently wants to copycat and develop further.

Not only did Bowie look androgynous; he was making a career out of it (we will discuss AI and androgyny later). After Bowie’s death, many said that he was always true to his art and a visionary who was way before his time. He was famous for not compromising with his art and his visions, but it depends on what exactly that means in the Music Industry. Does it mean that he was not compromising with his own visions, or does it mean that he wasn’t compromising with the visions of the Music Industry? Are they creating the artists’ personae and decide what roles the artists should play? Is thatpartly what it means to sell one’s soul to drugs, sex, and rock & roll?

Fig. 7-2: Lady Gaga at the Grammy Award, playing on her robotic keyboard.

Look at the two following pictures of David Bowie from his early career and decide what you think. Is this a coincidence, or was it planned that Bowie should be the forerunner of the AI movement? Was his purpose to reach our subconscious mind with images of robotics, cyborgism and androgyny?

Fig. 7-3a: David Bowie in a robotic pose.

Fig. 7-3b: David Bowie in another robotic pose.

Perhaps most of the artists in the Music Industry are still genuine humans, but that is about to change. Let’s peek into the near future, when listening to music is going to be a very personal experience, according to Wall Street Journal, amongst other sources.

THE YEAR IS 2040, and as you wait for a drone to deliver your pizza, you decide to throw on some tunes. Once a commodity bought and sold in stores, music is now an omnipresent utility invoked via spoken word commands. In response to a simple “play,” an algorithmic DJ opens a blended set of songs, incorporating information about your location, your recent activities and your historical preferences—complemented by biofeedback from your implanted SmartChip.

Unfortunately, we now need to subscribe to the Wall Street Journal article, but there are other websites that have reposted the article, and I would instead use one of their versions. one of their versions.

This is another example of why Google, Facebook, and other companies want to track our habits and get our consent to do so. Our behavior patterns and our private history will be crucial, when feeding our minds with the music we like.

Maybe we should ask ourselves, why we went from Internet music piracy toward a “free music concept” that now slowly is becoming legal. After all, the Music Industry can remain wealthy by having the Corporate World advertise on the free music download sites. However, it’s questionable if the artists will strike it as rich as they used to do in the “good old days.” Of course, the Music Industry also forces its artists to go out on tours that last several months up to a year (sometimes more) in order to bring in money. To some degree, the artists don’t mind too much under current circumstances because that’s how they earn the big bucks anyway. We still need to buy mp3s via iTunes or as separate songs or albums directly from the Internet, but we’re heading toward free music download anywhere, any time.

In order to demonstrate the point how artists do their best to make as much as they can out of their music, some of them, such as Led Zeppelin, do not allow their music to be distributed freely on the Internet. However, they usually don’t stop people from posting their music and concerts on YouTube. They know that the videos from these concerts will attract a new audience, and both the new and the old audience, who also watch the videos, will more likely buy more of their albums. The following does not apply to Led Zeppelin because they don’t exist anymore, but other existing bands will gain a new public from the video concerts, and that will make more people buy tickets the next time the band comes to town. However, rest assured that the music industry would never give away music for free if it wasn’t for some bigger plan.

Multimedia 7-1: Illuminati's "That Power"…The Secret of KILROY: Styx, Mr. Roboto, and Will I Am

While we’re discussing a “bigger plan,” the above video is a must-see! It is a little over seven minutes long but it speaks volumes. A video editor has mixed a song by the band Styx,’ Mr. Roboto, and Will I Am. These music videos are extremely up front about the entire AI business, and they are promoting it to their last breath. This is what the music industry is now teaching our young children and teenagers, and it’s quite disturbing.

I think that this video is the most direct example of how AI is being promoted by recording artists, who are selling their souls for an eternity of slavery with no chance of breaking free. Jesus’ supposed statement comes to mind, “Lord forgive them because they know not what they’re doing!”

Please take time to listen to the entire video—it will be worth it.

Now, I’ve saved the best (or the worst, depending on one’s perspective) for last. In the future, we no longer need to buy CD players or use smartphones to listen to our favorite artists. Instead, all we need to do is to “think” the music, and it’s there—it’s all a matter of technology, of course.

As usual, the following new technique appears to be very convenient and helpful at first, and the article that I am going to introduce to you begins in what might be interpreted as a positive manner, but if we read it to the end, we discover- the real agenda behind it.

The article was run by Euronews.com in October 2015 and is a report from the International Academy of Music and Art in Rome, Italy. Researchers are currently working on creating music in real time, using electric brain signals generated by the performer. This is particularly convenient for a composer, whose ideas can be transformed from his or her brain directly to musical notes. The composer’s emotions can then also be transformed and turned into a different velocity, signifying the composer’s mood at a particular moment.

This seems to be very helpful for musicians and composers, but then we are told what the real idea behind this invention is (my emphasis),

“Our goal is very ambitious. In fact, today, we have the means of reaching this goal. It subverts the idea of a composer or a performer related to a medium, a mechanical artifact. It would allow us to substantially get rid of mediation tools and move on to creating music simply by thought,” says Riccardo Santoboni.

Similar research is underway in other places like Plymouth University in the UK, where researchers are investigating techniques to generate music with a Brain-Computer Music Interface aimed at inducing specific emotions on listeners. Euronews.com, Oct. 11, 2015 [updated Nov. 11, 2015], “Forget the instrument: “think” the music,” op. cit.

This research is clearly a part of getting everything ready for the Singularity, where everything is virtual reality, and we are controlled by a super brain.

On the flipside, all that which the Overlords are creating with technology can be obtained without technology by just using our minds.

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