Forbes in a recent article has shed some light on the current work of Spotify’s AI music expert, François Patchet and his team.
“One tool will let you tweak a song’s rhythm or melody. Another can take the harmony of a pop song from, say, Justin Bieber or Drake and combine it with the melody and rhythm of a fugue by Schubert or Bach, if that’s your thing,” is how the article described them, alongside some quotes from Pachet himself. “You’ll be able to try all sorts of combinations, and it’s really fun.”
As the article points out, getting clearance from publishers, labels, artists and songwriters for these kinds of adaptations could also be, well, really fun. But count us intrigued by how and when these tools might debut publicly for Spotify’s users to play with.
Patchet was hired by Spotify in 2017 to work on creator tools. His works do not carry much publicity, except the project with Benoit Carré’s Skygge project in 2019.