Scared by how fast everything with AI is moving? Welcome to the club…but if you can push past this initial state of overwhelm, you’ll find some glorious opportunities for artificial intelligence to support your music career.
Using AI chatbots like Chat GPT as your on-call writing buddy or business assistant can help unlock your creativity rather than replace it.
In this post, we’ll focus on how you can use ChatGPT to help you as an artist or musician.
First, some general Chat GPT Tips:
1) Understand that AI is a tool and it's worth your time to learn it
Most people will reject using AI or live in denial of its benefits, however, remember that it's just a tool and a powerful one. If you embrace it and figure out how it can fit into your process, you will likely learn to love it.
2) Have a conversation with ChatGPT
Just start asking it questions and then refining your question, asking for me detail, asking for tweaks and changes until you've received the result you're looking for.
3) Mess around with Chat GPT and have fun with it
Messing around with Chat GPT is one of the best ways to learn how to use it and get comfortable.
5 Ways to use ChatGPT for artists
1) Help to generate song titles
Let's say you've already written a song, or you have an idea for a song. Simply ask Chat GPT for help with song titles and see what happens.
Check out the example below. The song titles that ChatGPT returned are actually pretty creative and cool.
2) Help brainstorm lyrics and melodies
I wrote a song about finding myself through traveling the world. Can you suggest lyrics and melodies for this song?
3) Marketing and promotion recommendations
OK, this is decently helpful, but these recommendations are pretty vague. So the move is to have a conversation with Chat GPT and keep digger deeper for the information you really need. See my follow-up below:
4) Helping with writing important text communication (email, text, social media, 1 sheet)
Here's an example of writing an email to a club promoter.
This response was ok, but it didn't seem too convincing, and the tone seemed weak to me. So I asked Chat GPT to try again.
This one feels better. Not perfect, but you get the idea.
5) Help writing copy (artist bio, social media, 1-sheet, etc)
If you ever feel stuck when writing copy, Chat GPT can be a great resource. Just give it a few pieces of info and some direction, then see what it comes up with.
Keep refining until you get what you're looking for.
Here's an example of creating a Spotify artist profile bio.
If you're like most people (including myself) your initial inclination will be to avoid AI tools like ChatGPT, however, I strongly recommend pushing past this and getting comfortable with them.
Once you get comfortable using Chat GPT and it becomes your writing, research, and business assistant, you will likely come to love it.
It won't replace your creativity it will enhance it.
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