🎥 AI Music Videos

AI's latest hit is a music video 🎵; Network like your career depends on it—because it does! 🤝; Sony's $26B Hollywood takeover 🎥.

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Welcome, creative friends!

AI-generated music videos: The end of creativity or the dawn of a new art form? It's the singularity of visuals, and you're invited.

In today's rundown

VISUAL CREATORS
For your artistic side.

The first music video created entirely through Open AI’s Sora is making waves, and not all of them are positive. It’s the first one made entirely by OpenAI’s Sora, and it’s, well, creepy.

No offense to the AI, but it’s hard to vibe with music that’s overshadowed by soulless, mangled AI characters. Some are calling it a "creepy" and "bizarre" experience, with the generated "people" stealing the spotlight from the actual music.

While some see it as a glimpse into the future, others worry about the impact on jobs and the creepy factor of content made by algorithms. There are worries about our careers once AI fully takes over.

Some comments on YouTube

It's a glimpse into the future where AI-generated content might dominate, but it leaves many questions unanswered. Will this tech replace the creators who trained it? And what about originality when AI is built on rehashed material?

The debate rages on in the comments section, so drop your two cents before the bots take over.

PRODUCTION MASTERY
The commercial aspects of creativity.

Sony and Apollo have made a $26B cash offer to take Paramount private, topping Paramount Global's current value of $22B.

This move comes as Paramount evaluates a $9.6B merger offer from Skydance Media, prompting a 13% jump in Paramount Global's stock.

Let’s break down what this means for Hollywood: Sony is already the largest studio operator with no major streaming play, and merging with Paramount would shrink the field of "Big Five" studios to four.

Grab your popcorn; this show’s just getting started.

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CREATOR ECONOMY
Navigating the digital creative world.

In creative industries, networking is the backstage pass to career growth. It's not just about who you know, but how you connect with like-minded individuals who can propel your career forward.

Building trust and rapport is key, whether you're mingling at industry events or joining online communities. But effective networking goes beyond the exchange of business cards; it's about cultivating authentic connections that can lead to job offers, mentoring relationships, and groundbreaking collaborations.

By expanding your professional network, you open the door to a world of possibilities—new clients, creative partnerships, and insider industry knowledge.

From online communities to offline events, every interaction is an opportunity to learn, share, and support. And while it can be daunting, approaching networking with authenticity and a clear vision can bring remarkable results.

Network like your career depends on it—because it does!

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🔥 Press Worthy

📽️ VISUAL CREATORS

Creatives face job market hurdles: undervaluation of creativity and high competition. But with a diverse portfolio, networking finesse, and online presence, you can turn the tide.

Adobe's AI-centric ads, including one promoting "skip the photoshoot," irk photographers who question if the creator is still part of Adobe's long-term plans.

📈 PRODUCTION MASTERY

What makes a good indie film according to Raindance? Unconventional narratives, filmmaker passion, innovative techniques, character immersion and relevant themes on a tight budget.

Gen Z has mixed feelings about AI influencers, with 37% wary and 37% interested. Meanwhile, 46% of Gen Z said they’d be more interested in a brand working with an AI-generated influencer, compared to 27% of all respondents.

🎭 CREATOR ECONOMY

Apple's iOS 18 may feature an AI chatbot that runs directly on iPhones, potentially boosting privacy and changing the game for the AI chatbot industry.

LinkedIn opens up its 'Thought Leader' ads, letting anyone boost a post with author permission, as the Microsoft-owned business looks to capitalize on influencer marketing.

📚 Learn & Grow

📽️ VISUAL CREATORS

📈 PRODUCTION MASTERY

🎭 CREATOR ECONOMY