After heading UK music industry trade organization BPI for years, Geoff Taylor will now take on the role of Vice President of AI at Sony Music. The switch from the anti-piracy frontlines to this newly created AI position is noteworthy and Taylor’s former reflections on how the industry dealt with Napster could prove relevant to AI today.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to make our lives more efficient, entertaining, and productive. There are potential downsides as well.
Major recording label Sony Music is taking this advancing technology very seriously and has created a new executive position dedicated to AI and hired a familiar name.
According to a recent article by Billboard, Geoff Taylor takes the top position as the new Executive Vice President of AI. The news was announced in an internal memo sent by Sony Music’s COO Kevin Kelleher.
From Anti-Piracy to AI
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