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 Academic Updates 
(last updated: June 2023)


[Year of 2023]

June 2023
Article publication: Huang, Holzapfel, Sturm and Kaila (2023). Beyond Diverse Datasets: Responsible MIR, Interdisciplinarity, and the Fractured Worlds of Music. Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 43–59. DOI: This is an invited extension of our 2021 ISMIR paper, with mostly new materials.

Gave invited talk, “Democratizing Music?: Towards a Political Economy of Music AI,” at the Online Workshop on Music & Audio Processing (link) hosted at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Dated June 19, 2023. 

Invited to serve on the Ethics Committee for the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR).

Paper (co-authored with Cheng-Zhi Anna Huang), AI Song Contest Revisited: Collaborative Songwriting, Technological Ethics, and an Inter/Transdisciplinary Dialogue, accepted for presentation at the AMS (American Musicological Society)/SMT (Society for Music Theory) 2023 Joint Annual Meeting, to be taken place between 9-12 November 2023 in Denver, Colorado (link).

May 2023
Co-hosted workshop “Deepfakes or (Co-)Creativities?: Music, AI, and Digital Media,” during JUPAS Information Week 2023, organized by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong. Dated May 24, 2023.

Paper (co-aut
hored with Cheng-Zhi Anna Huang), An Inter/Transdisciplinary Dialogue:
From AI Song Contest, Collaborative Songwriting, to Critical Technology Studies,
 accepted for presentation at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM), to be held on October 19-22, 2023 in Ottawa, Canada. 

Appeared as an invited panelist at the “AI & Music Industry” forum in Stockholm, Sweden, co-organized by IFPI Sverige (
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) and STIM (Swedish Performing Rights Society). Dated May 16, 2023.

Invited visit to the MUSAiC lab in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Invited to serve on the program committee for HCMIR23: 2nd Workshop on Human-Centric Music Information Research, to be taken place as a satellite event for the 24th conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2023) in Milan, Italy (November 5-9, 2023). 

April 2023
Invited visit o Sony CSL in Paris, France as a Director of the AI Song Contest (AISC) Foundation (Dutch: stichting), as Sony CSL hosted the inaugural AISC Artist Residency (April 17-23, 2023).  

Served as an invited expert juror at the 2023 Human & Machine Song Contest, hosted by Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley. Dated April 22, 2023.

March 2023
Featured in a Scientific American article/podcast about the state of music AI and its impact on musicians (dated March 27, 2023: “If AI Starts Making Music on Its Own, What Happens to Musicians?” link)

Gave invited lecture, “Encountering Music AI: Musicological Inquiry, Interdisciplinarity, and Nonprofit Entrepreneurship,” at the Graduate Institute of Musicology at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Dated March 17, 2022.

Article, “Beyond Diverse Datasets: Responsible MIR, Interdisciplinarity, and the Fractured Worlds of Music,” accepted for publication in the Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (TISMIR). Huang, Holzapfel, Sturm and Kaila. Forthcoming in 2023.

January 202
Invited to serve as an expert j
udge for The Ai Music Generation Challenge 2023 (more info here). 

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