Never thought that Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood would have to compete against A.I., but it looks like they might have to. The first A.I. artist signed to record label releases single. This is not a country song, but a pop song and honestly, isn’t that bad. The A.I. artist is named NooNoouri and her single is called Dominoes.
First A.I. Artist Releases Single
Warner Music has signed NooNoouri, the world’s first AI virtual pop singer and Instagram influencer. Her debut single, “Dominoes” was released on September 1st and already has hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. A graphic designer created the look of the character, while her singing voice is an AI manipulation of a human singer’s voice. The songwriters, singers, and musicians involved in the song will still get royalties and publishing splits.
So why are they creating A.I. artists when there are already so many out there that will never see a record deal? That is a good question. However, this is not good for struggling artists. It is already so difficult for artists to get exposure on radio platforms and now they may have to compete against A.I.
Who is NooNoouri
Noonoouri is entirely digital, existing solely on the internet without the limitations of aging, fatigue, or sleep. She is 19 and already has endorsement deals with famous labels and advertisers including Kim Kardashian’s makeup line.
Noonoouri was brought to life by a 43-year-old graphic designer named Joerg Zuber from Munich. Zuber introduced Noonoouri to the public in late 2017. The virtual popstar already has over 405k Instagram followers. She has collaborations with huge brands like Marc Jacobs, Dior, and Versace and has established connections with supermodels such as Naomi Campbell.
Check out the new video for the song “Dominoes”
A.I. is changing the world we live in for sure. Many people are going to lose their jobs due to the technology. Just never thought it would be artists who we play on the radio. Although, I don’t think the country fans are going to choose A.I. over Jason Aldean or Moran Wallen.