Blog Posts

  • The Finell Hierarchy of Elements in Assessing Substantial Similarities
    The Finell Hierarchy of Elements in Assessing Substantial Similarities

    In evaluating music enmeshed in plagiarism disputes, the foremost questions a musicologist addresses are: Are these works alike? If so, how are they alike? Are their underlying compositional features alike? In my own musicological education and its application to copyright infringement disputes, I have developed and relied upon a hierarchy of musical features in assessing…

  • Does AI Democratize Musical Creation?
    Does AI Democratize Musical Creation?

    AI is possibly going to become a virtual collaborator with human composers. Music is a great candidate for AI, because “it’s math,” as many say, meaning it’s highly systematized and fully measurable in time, volume, tempo, frequency, and pitch. As such, it’s a prime database for machine learning. AI extrapolates patterns and traits from previous…

  • Music Composition Collaboration with Humans and Machines
    Music Composition Collaboration with Humans and Machines

    Every new technology has challenged the music industry of its time with predictions that it will cause all creativity to stop. Still, the march forward continued, and today with AI we are facing a new technological earthquake that will likely bring the opposing sides to the legislative halls and courtrooms once again. Of all the…

Designed by Vtechys and SEO done by Vtraffic