Month in music tech: the biggest news of April 2021

Here's everything you may have missed in the music tech industry in April 2021.

NFTs rage on in the music industry as more artists set up shop, but the conversation remains divided. Beatport has announced plans to accept Bitcoin as payment and Audius now lets users host NFTs on their site. Benn Jordan put together a comprehensive video outlining the potential negative impacts of the tech.

Elsewhere, AI algorithms continue to bewilder music enthusiasts with a new project that has created ‘new’ music from Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Jim Morrison. Another service, Lalal.ai, can automatically split vocal stems from a track for free. For those looking to stay grounded and make music without AI, Arturia’s Pigments 3 is here with an additive synth engine.

In this round-up, we recap the biggest and best news of April 2021, keeping you in the loop on announcements, product releases and new freeware you might have missed.

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