iSchool Capstone

Intensive Capstone: Music Recording and Distribution in the Era of Generative Music

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This project was a novel experiment where students researched the intersection of music recording and artificial intelligence. They examined the distribution of music as an information medium, and ways in which music serves purposes beyond just entertainment. Then, students composed music - regardless of any prior experience playing an instrument or musical education - at Odegaard and Area 01 Sound Lab recording studios with Large Language Models (LLMs) as members of their musical ensembles. Students produced three song EPs of their musical compositions with LLMs and released them to Spotify and other streaming services.  This project was sponsored by Fishing Comets Farm, a Seattle-based record label.

Students: Xinyu Chang, Kassy Chaput, Brian Chien, Mike Deng, Lily Dong, Kexuan Feng, Lewis Going, Jake Harper, Kunyang Li, Lydia Lin, Siyu Lin, Luna Liu, Maria Mayuzhuo, Shammu Meyyappan, Sloane Shea, Joshua Shin, Danny Yue, Zhuoyi Zhao (Informatics)

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