At Techstars AI in Montreal, James Maxwell and Nicolas Gonzalez Thomas founded their company in the generative AI music landscape – years before Gen.AI became a household term – with James holding a Ph.D. in AI music and Nicolas equipped with a master’s in the same field. Their venture, Spliqs, caught the attention of Sean Power, a seasoned startup veteran and mentor at Techstars AI. Recognizing the potential of their technical prowess and innovative approach, Sean acquired Spliqs a few years later.
With the foundation set, Sean brought in Matt Adell, a stalwart in music tech – having lead Beatport to a successful acquisition as CEO – to further enhance the company’s direction and depth. With this foundational the teams leadership, this union of academic excellence, technical infrastructure skill, and music industry know-how led to the evolution of SOMMS.AI, poised to bring clarity and precision to the realm of AI-generated music
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With SOMMS.AI, you gain access to precise generative AI music algorithms designed for clear attribution. Our platform gives you a full audit trail of your base models, upon which our enhanced musical generation capabilities are built on. If you’re an enterprise music product owner or founder looking for catalog expansion, or want to license a model built on your catalog, our solutions are tailored for specifically for you.
To focus exclusively on artificial music intelligence with transparent attribution, ensuring every sound origin is traceable and acknowledged. Using cutting-edge technology, we unlock the potential of Generative AI Music in a manner that uplifts musicians, respects rights holders, and unlocks creativity for every music maker.
To ensure that AI not only complements but elevates human creativity in music, grounded in technical accuracy and respect for artists and writers.
Integrity: Ethical sourcing and handling of music inventory, ensuring original compositions are acknowledged and respected.
Innovation: Continuously refine our customer models to meet customer needs.
Collaboration: Engage with both technology and music communities, to ensure that we are constantly working with the industry, never against it.
Former – VP Music and Product at MusicNow (Sold to AOL), VP Music and Product at Napster (Sold to Best Buy), CEO at Beatport (Sold to SFX), CEO & Founder at MetaPop (Sold to Native Instruments). Techstars Music Mentor & Musician
Dr. James Maxwell, Ph.D.
Doctor of Philosophy: Cognitive Modeling for Computer-Assisted Composition at Simon Fraser University. Composer of classical concert music and music for contemporary dance, theatre, film, and media. Techstars AI Alumnus & Musician
Former CEO & co-founder at Repable. Alum: CoTweet (acquired by Salesforce.com), PostRank (acquired by Google), Coradiant (acquired by BMC), Dishcrawl (Sold to Culinary Events) & MTV Europe. Published Author (O’Reilly Media), Techstars AI Mentor & Musician
Nicolas Gonzalez Thomas
Master’s Degree, Machine Learning and Music Computational Creativity at Simon Fraser University. Research assistant in Interactive Music Generation at Simon Fraser University. Techstars AI Alumnus & Musician.
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