I was wondering how people felt about the impact AI will have in the future, particularly in our world of modern classical piano.
It seems clear that AI is/will be capable of making music that effectively copies the style of well known artists. I would think that Spotify, for example, would be able to make whole playlists of generic relaxing piano music and push them to listeners. I also think that for a lot of listeners who have music as background, as long as the sound is right and there is some nice broken chords around simple harmonies that would be enough to keep them happy.
As writers we know that even though the best tunes sound simple there is always something that elevates them above the average, but if the streaming services push enough AI generated content maybe lots of people won’t notice the difference.
On the other hand, as AI generated content becomes more prevalent everywhere perhaps people will start to place a higher value on work that is made be actual artists. It might lead to a stronger connection between listeners and their favourite artists, and a boost to live music.