AI-music startup Jukedeck’s CEO now runs the AI Lab of TikTok owner Bytedance
Posted on: 23 juillet 2019, by : Stuart Dredge

Ed Newton-Rex was the founder and CEO of Jukedeck, one of the first startups to develop a product for AI-generated music. We say ‘was’ because since April 2019, he has been working for TikTok’s parent company Bytedance as director of its AI Lab, according to his recently-updated LinkedIn profile.
That would explain recent rumours that TikTok had acquired Jukedeck, although it’s unclear for now – Music Ally is on the case – whether there was an acquisition, or whether Bytedance simply hired Jukedeck’s CEO.
However, Jukedeck’s website (including its ‘Make’ tool for creating AI tracks) has been taken offline, with its homepage replaced by a message saying “We can’t tell you more just yet, but we’re looking forward to continuing to fuel creativity using musical AI!” – which could be read as a hint at an acquisition. Music Ally has contacted Newton-Rex and Bytedance / TikTok for clarification.
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Source: Music ally

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