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ABBA Star Björn Ulvaeus Warns Music Industry of AI Technology's Impact

Björn Ulvaeus warns the music industry about the implications of AI technology. He recognises the possibility for "spectacular things," but underlines the value of the human touch in music composition. Ulvaeus warns against shutting off human songwriters, producers, and artists from the creative process.

While conceding the possibility of "spectacular things," Ulvaeus highlighted the significance of retaining the human touch in music production.


Speaking to the BBC ahead of a business conference in East Yorkshire, Ulvaeus voiced his opinion that artificial intelligence will play a big part in influencing the future of music. He acknowledged that artificial intelligence (AI) could transform songwriting, but warned against removing human composers, producers, and performers from the creative process.


Ulvaeus emphasised the importance of care, saying, "To be heard through the noise, you really have to be very, very good. I think that it takes a human hand to add that extra little percentage needed to achieve a really good song." While AI may open up new opportunities, he emphasised the need of preserving the distinct perspective and inventiveness that only people can offer.


During the interview, Ulvaeus expressed his disappointment at not being able to explore the north of England further due to prior commitments. He intended to rent a car and go about the area, but had to return home instead.


Ulvaeus reflected on his ABBA career, describing the band as "meticulous" and expressing his continued amazement at their long appeal. Despite his efforts to comprehend the phenomena, he admits that it is still impossible to explain why ABBA's music continues to appeal with listeners worldwide.

 
  • Björn Ulvaeus warns the music industry about the impact of AI technology.

  • He acknowledges the potential for "spectacular things" but emphasises the importance of the human touch in music creation.

  • Ulvaeus cautions against excluding human songwriters, producers, and artists from the creative process.


Source: BBC

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