AI music generation platform Amadeus Code has landed $1.8 million in Series A funding.The round was led by VC firm World Innovation Lab. WiL’s Masataka Matsumoto will join coompany's board.
Amadeus Code is an artificial intelligence-powered songwriting assistant that breaks melodies down into their constituent parts (“licks”) and transforms them into data. The app can generate simple melodies, create chord changes, basslines, and beats based on user preferences and a library of tracks.
Researchers at the Japan based company say they can now generate the kind of endless stream of melody Mozart said ran through his head. "Composers, producers, and songwriters now have the distilled praxis of thousands of artists and composers dating back to the 17th century at their fingertips," according to the startup.
“We’re thrilled to find others in the tech world as excited by the prospects of AI in music and creativity as we are,” notes co-founder and COO of Amadeus Code Taishi Fukuyama. “We welcome the support and insight of WiL.”
“Recently, AI technology has been adopted in various fields, and like the Amadeus Code, the music industry is no exception,” says Masataka Matsumoto, general partner and co-founder of WiL. “In the music industry, which has long been called for a change in the business model, the company believes that its activities will be a new path."
Drawing on investments that range from Twitter to DocuSign to Sling Media, WiL and Matsumoto will offer additional guidance as the Amadeus Code team continues to expand its products and offerings.