AI Insights

Ed Sheeran Subtract
Is ‘Subtract’ Ed Sheeran’s Most Grown-Up Album?

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Subtract’ sees an emotional evolution in his sound. We find an introspective shift and learn how AI can decode artists’ journeys.

Alfa Mist Variables
Can AI tell when music transcends genre?

The Guardian called Alfa Mist’s album Variables “genre-transcending” in a recent review. Discover how AI analysis supports that claim.

Corners of SoundCloud: Stutter House
Corners of SoundCloud: Stutter House

Explore the exciting world of Stutter House, an emerging micro-genre of electronic music characterised by distinctive pulsating or stuttering vocals, leads, and synth pads, and popularised by London producer Fred Again. Discover six essential Stutter House tracks and learn which tools producers are using to make this new sound.

The Last of Us hero image. A "Clicker" from the show.
The Last of Us Soundtrack: From Console to TV

Explore the fascinating journey of The Last of Us soundtrack, as composer Gustavo Santaolalla adapted his iconic score for the HBO series. See how changes in mood, structure, and recording quality create a harmonious blend that stays true to the game while fitting the new medium perfectly.

AI tagging as a production tool
Producers are using Musiio to shape their tracks – here’s how

Using AI designed for music discovery, some producers are already enhancing tracks, making more informed production decisions and finding new listeners.

NY Drill artist with New York Backdrop
Corners of SoundCloud: NY Drill

NY Drill has reshaped hip hop, but was itself a product of transatlantic collaboration. Learn about NY Drill’s evolution, its sub-genres, the iconic artists who’ve shaped it, and the new players moving the sound forward.

All Quiet of the western front soundtrack
All Quiet’s Oscar-winning score masterfully balances light and dark

What makes the soundtrack for ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ unique? Using AI, we learn how it carries the film’s anti-war message.

The influence of Enya's 'Boadicea' on R&B and Hip Hop
Why the Enya ‘Boadicea’ sample keeps resurfacing in R&B and hip hop

Enya’s ‘Boadicea’ has been sampled by The Fugees, Mario Winans and Metro Boomin. What can producers, composers and sample library managers learn from its success